I have been running a P4 2.4 in this board ( Asus P4S800 ) for a couple years now and decided that instead of buying a new system I would get a prescott 3.0E and drop it in. I flashed the bios to the latest 1011-001, I reset the RTC and installed the chip. I have gotten it to make it to the booting windows screen once and most of the time it doesn't get to the post, fans and lights come on but no action from the pc. When I pop the 2.4 back in it boots up fine. I have checked and I have the 2.01 board so it should work with this chip. Please help.
P4 prescott 3.0E
2Gigs DDR 400 Muskin Ram
Sapphire HD 2600xt
New Antes 500 Watt PS
250 gig 7200 HD
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Maybe the mobo is shot for u and he has his PSU shot.......Check for any burnt smells from the mobo. See if the cable from the PSU is properly connected to the mobo. Try removing all drives like graphics cards, RAMS one by one and see if it works.
Hi menorpro, Asus warrants their boards for three years. The average motherboard Co. warranties go for 1 year. The only other Co. that warrants longer is Foxconn. (Lifetime). I doubt you will find a working P4S800-MX being I couldn't find P4S8X-MX board, (This board is newer). First bios rev. 03-18-2005 for the P4S8X-MX MB. Yes you will need to reinstall windows. (It's not that big of a deal). Fact upgrading to a faster chipset means speeding up the over all system. While running the same hardware. So no I do not agree with you're tech. If you list all you're parts being used on the P4S800-MX board I'll see what other boards will support you're devices. Memory, (Max speed MHz, DDR or SDR, how many DIMMS using). Hard disk drive, (IDE, Model Mfg, size). Video if any, CPU information Here are a couple new boards you might want to consider. These should support all you're devices. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=182&name=478-Motherboard Tiger can warrant the board for 1 year after the Mfg's 1 yr warranty for a price. Or you can go for the 2 yrs additional warranty. The Biostar P4M80M4 Via Socket 478 MicroATX Motherboard. Should support all you're devices.
The Biostar P4M900-M4 Motherboard - VIA P4M900, Socket 478 MB is real close to newer standards. DDR2 memory & PCI-Express video & STAT drives.
It's getting harder by the month to find a board to support older devices. Some sites charge more because people do not want to change out their devices. Sooner or later we all have to change. Best we can hope for is the later...
I'm sorry to say that I had much the same problem with a RMA'ed mobo from Asus. The one that came back worked for a short time, and then died.
I can't say that Asus is the only one I've had the same problem with, Intel has done the same. But I kinda expected more from Asus. I did not bother again, I just decided to do a mobo/CPU/memory upgrade at Fry's.