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Why won't my computer boot?

I have bought an 'ordinary' Asus P5E3 motherboard and an Intel Q9450 Quad core processor. But there is no POST when we turn on the compuetr - that is: the monitor stays blank although all the fans turn and motherboard LED lights up. We have put 2GB of DDR3 Ocz 1333MHz memory in all configurations and-nothing! We tried the memory in a Gigabyte board and it's fine. Then we tried the processor in the Gigabyte board and it would not POST. The graphics card is a Gigabyte PCIe x16 but there are no signs of rejection. Is it possible that I need DDR3 Graphics card? or is the processor faulty?

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To solve this problem at first clear CMOS by removeing CMOS battery then replace ur CPU.

if it not solve ur problem then check ur bios verson 1002 or not if it 0940 then update ur bios. u can download this update file from this link: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=P5E3

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Im wondering if I can put th processor from my 518 in my GX280


With the flood of information you posted I can barely sift through it

Do I assume you are referring to a Dell Inspiron 518 desktop computer's, processor; to go into a Dell Optiplex GX280 desktop computer?

You know Dell is a computer company that was founded on the principle, to give the customer what they wanted; and to be able to choose from several options.

That being stated, in reality I have no idea of what Processor is in YOUR Dell Inspiron 518, or Optiplex GX280.

However, if I am to assume the specs (Specifications), shown in the following link to be true; for Your computer, then the answer is NO,

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-inspiron-518/4505-3118_7-33186145.html

States an Intel Quad Core Q6600 processor.
(Operates at a maximum frequency rate {'Speed'} of 2.4GigaHertz.
2.4GHz )

Now let's look at the Dell Optiplex GX280 specifications,

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-optiplex-gx280/4507-3118_7-30998912.html

Both the Inspiron 518, and the Optiplex GX280 use an LGA 775 processor socket, on the motherboard.

This is good because both the Intel Quad Core Q6600, and the Intel Pentium 4, model 540; use the LGA 775 processor socket,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_T

What is Not good, is the motherboard chipset used on the Optiplex GX280, will Not support a dual core processor; much less a quad core processor.

The motherboard chipset for the Optiplex GX280 is an Intel 915G,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Pentium_4.2FPentium_D.2FPentium_EE_chipsets

The Intel 915G chipset supports Single Core processors -> ONLY.
Intel Pentium 4, or Intel Celeron D.

Front Side Bus (FSB) support is either 533MegaHertz, or 800MHz.

The Intel Celeron D is NOT a dual core processor,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Celeron#Prescott-256

"The Intel Celeron D processor works with the Intel 845 and 865 chipset families.

The D suffix actually has no official designation, and does not indicate that these models are dual-core.

It is used simply to distinguish this line of Celeron from the previous, lower performing Northwood and Willamette series, and also from the mobile series, the Celeron M (which also uses 3xx model numbers).
Unlike the Pentium D the Celeron D is NOT a dual core processor."

The Inspiron 518 has an Intel G33 motherboard chipset,

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-inspiron-518/4507-3118_7-33186145.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core_2_chipsets

Scroll down to G33 in the left column.
Read across, and look at the headings above.

Here we see the Intel G33 motherboard chipset, supports dual core, and quad core processors.
Intel Pentium Dual Core, Intel Core 2 Duo, and Intel Core 2 Quad.

Front Side Bus (FSB) support is for processors, that have either an 800MegaHertz FSB, or 1066MHz FSB, or 1333MHz FSB.

Short answer?

If it is a dual core, or quad core Intel processor, the answer is NO.

Do you know how to find out what processor is in the Inspiron 518, and the Optiplex GX280?

1) Are the computers working, and internet ready?

No?

2) Do you know about Anti-Static Procedures, and how to read the sSpec number on the processor?

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Mar 12, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Fiteed new quad core CPU and 4gb of Ram, when started up getting no signal detected on the monitor. Can anyone help?


Let's back up a second.

A) What HP model is it? (P/N. Product Number. Back of desktop computer tower)
B) What model number of Intel quad core is it?
C) What are the manufacturer ID number/letters on the ram memory module/s?

I need to know what Northbridge chip is used on the motherboard, to know if it will support the particular Intel quad core you're trying to use.
This I can hopefully obtain from HP Support, by looking at the specifications for the motherboard.

(This technology does not apply to motherboards that support the Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 processors)

The Northbridge chip is part of the motherboard chipset.
So aptly named, because on a desktop computer motherboard it sits to the 'North', for one.
(Under the Processor)

[ Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Circuit

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of the computer.
It handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

AGP and PCI-Express are high-speed graphics technology.
A graphics card plugged into a PCI slot, and Integrated Graphics, is Not high-speed graphics.

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of the computer.

Motherboard Diagram;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

List of Intel Chipsets, and more specifically the one's that can handle Intel quad core processors,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core_2_chipsets

Secondly;
Make sure the Ram Memory you installed is Compatible.
If the motherboard supports 4GB of ram, make sure it is in the correct ram slots if using two sticks of ram, or four sticks.

There HAS to be a ram memory module ('Stick') in Slot 1. (DIMM 1)
EACH ram memory slot has a Maximum Amount.

For example if there are 4 ram slots, and the Maximum Total Amount of ram memory is 4GB, each ram slot may have a maximum of 1GB.
It may, or may not be that you can use Slot 1 and Slot 2, and use two 2GB sticks.

Third:
Always go slow when upgrading.
Install the Processor first, boot the computer up, see how it works.

THEN shut the computer down, unplug from power, observe Anti-Static Precautions, and install 2GB of ram memory.

Works?
Install the other 2GB.
BIOS has to recognize the changes.

Fourth:
Are you sure your Power Supply is adequate to support the quad core, and the added ram memory?

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 24, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

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Is the intel core 2 quad compatible with my ddr2 memory


Hello.

The motherboard ASUS P5KPL-AM SE is compatible with DDR-2 no matter what processor you are using, even Intel Core 2 Quad. So if that is your motherboard, then it is compatible.

Jul 20, 2011 | ASUS P5KPL-AM SE Motherboard

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Is intel e5800 processor 3.20 ghz is compatible with asus P5G41c-M LX asus motherboard thnks


Hi,
Your motherboard is compatible with the e5800 processor.

It has Intel® Socket 775 and it will support processor listed below
1. Core™2 Quad.
2. Core™2 Duo.
3. Pentium® dual-core.
4. Celeron® dual-core .
5. Celeron® Processors


Thanks for using FixYa.

May 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I cannot install a quad core 8400 2.66 mhz processor to my MSI 965 Neo F V2 motherboard


The following Core 2 Quad processors are supported by your board: (each with a special BIOS version)

SL9UM Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
SLACR Q6600 @ 2.4
SLACQ Q6700 @ 2.66
SLAWE Q9300 @ 2.5
SLAWR Q9450 @ 2.66
SLAWQ Q9550 @ 2.83

Your 8400 is not on the CPU supported models list.

Jan 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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32 bit or 64 bit?


Hi,

Here are the motherboard's processor specs >>>>

Intel Quad-core CPU Ready
LGA775 socket for Intel Core 2
Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium D / Pentium 4 / Celeron D
Processors
Compatible with Intel 05B/05A/06 processors
Intel
Hyper-Threading Technology ready
64-Bit Processing Technology

Yes the motherboard can be used with a 32 bit or a 64 bit processor.


Regards..




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1 - Test the memory in another pc; if it's at fault change it completely.
2 - That 8 pin connector is there to provide extra power to the processor sources - either one or more of them are fried = replace motherboard or the processor itself is gone =  test it in another pc and replace it if necessary.

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No boot up / no post for new CPU (ECS G31R-M7) with Intel E5200


i have a ecs g31t-m with a pentium e5200 dual core. i bought the board from ebay and the bios needed to be flashed before it would reconize the processor. after flashing the bios i still had the same problem. i found that in the user manual there is a list of "qualified" ram. before looking at this list i tried some ram that was not on the list and it wouldn't boot. after changing the ram to one that was on the list it finally booted up. however, after getting it to boot and reloading win xp, i cant get any drivers to load for the onboard equipment. so now i'm stuck. i hope this helps and if someone can give me direction on the drivers i'd be in good shape.

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Will Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300, 2.50 GHz processor work on asus p5n73-am motherboard..is it compatible, will the motherboard crash or will the processor overheat. I am looking to change my current processor...


Motherboard info
Yes it'll work. Worst case scenario is that you will need to do a bios update. Overheat should not be a problem if you are using the intel reference cooler wich is provided with the cpu.

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