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Installation integration for new cpu

I installed a new intel P4 1.9ghz processor and heatsink. I noticed that in the installation notes it says, 'Before installing the processor please consider integration issues found in the installation notes available on the World Wide Web.' My question is, what do I do about this and is it worthwhile to even bother about it? This is an upgrade from a P4 1.4ghz processor.

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Going to the website to view this details is not neccessary, as long as you know how to install processor on computer, it is very easy.

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ICH2 overheating message, what does it mean and how do I fix it?

ICH2 = Input/Output Controller Hub 2.
An Intel -> Southbridge chip.

Okay, ready for a lengthy read?

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

2) The part number on the ICH2 chip on the motherboard, is Intel 82801BA.

List of Intel chipsets for Pentium 4 processors;

Also the ones that are paired with an ICH2, for a Southbridge chip.

List of Southbridge chips, used for the Intel 8xx chipsets,

What an Intel 82801BA (ICH2) chip looks like,;_ylt=A2KJkK6BzfVPkREAqDuJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?

What is a Southbridge chip, and what does it do?


The motherboard chipset is the Northbridge and Southbridge chips.

(For your motherboard's technology. Motherboards that support the Intel Core i3. i5. i7, and i9 processors, do not use a Northbridge chip)

The designations Northbridge and Southbridge, were applied to the two chips, due to their placing on the motherboard.

If you look at the motherboard as a map, the Processor is due North.
The Northbridge chip is always mounted close to the processor's socket.
Usually has a finned Heatsink sitting on it.

The Southbridge chip sits more South, or towards the bottom of the motherboard.

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

Using a graphics card in a PCI slot, or using Integrated Graphics that is connected to the PCI Bus, is NOT high-speed graphics.

High-speed graphics is either AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port), or PCI-Express.

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of a computer.
Handles a graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, or Integrated Graphics connected to the PCI bus.

Also handles the;
A) IDE bus
B) SATA bus
C) USB bus
D) Ethernet
E) Audio (Sound)

Motherboard diagram,

{Note* CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.

This is why people cannot call a personal computer a CPU.
If you were looking at this diagram, you would be ALL mixed up.

"Computer connected to a Northbridge? But the Northbridge chip is on the motherboard, AND the motherboard is inside the computer? What are they talking about Martha?"

CPU = P-R-O-C-E-S-S-O-R }

The Asus Rampage III Extreme motherboard, DOES NOT use a wimpy Intel ICH2 southbridge chip, so I know this isn't the motherboard you are referring to.
(Uses an Intel ICH10R. Part number Intel 82801JR)

So there you have it. Your Southbridge chip is overheating.
What to do about it?

Put a Heatsink on it for passive cooling. Better yet put a small fan on the Heatsink, and make the cooling better. (Dynamic cooling)

Here are two examples of a chipset cooler,

Fora additional questions post in a Comment.

Jul 04, 2012 | ASUS Rampage III Extreme...

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My pc mobo is intel 915gav. processor is P4 pinless running with 1 gb 400 bus ram..after a new installation of win xp i worked hours continously..but in in next morning when i turn on pc after running

There will be a thermally conductive paste [Heat sink compount], a white tooth paste like substance, must be applied between the heatsink and the CPU. It is a must. If you have replaced, or unlocked the heat sink metal, and haven't applied this thermally conductive paste, proper heat transfer from CPU and the metal heatsink will take place, and the CPU will overheat, and finally go out.
Music videos are large files, which apply a great load to CPU, as processing video is a great task for CPU. Temperature must be below 40 degree centegreade, at any instant.
Just unlock the heatsink lock, take out the CPU heat sink out, and apply some heatsink compound [silicon grease] and retry. If you hear a beep sound after 3 seconds or so, after swithch ON the system, you have won. OK.

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Hi, I need standard spec info of VGA built on Asus P5GC-MX 1333 whether 64 Mb or 128 Mb. Many thanks & regards, Richard

you can use up to a maximum of 224 mb of your computer's RAM for the onboard video chip to use. You can install a video card with any amount of memory (which would give you a lot better video performance).

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I have an Intel Celeron D 2.26GHz Socket 478 256 k /FSB 533. Is it possible to replace the Pentium 4 1.6GHz in the Vectra with the Celeron. If so what steps would I take and will I have any XP COA...

You need to check with the motherboard maker. A manual would tell you and you might be able to get the info online if you search for the above model number, find the manufacturer and look up the specs. It needs to have the same socket(form factor) and support the bus speed of the new one.
Replacing a CPU is straightforward but non trivial.

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Over heating

No thermal grease or old dry thermal grease and a dust and debris filled heatsink is your most likely cause of this problem. Dell isn't very overclocker is more likely a lack of maintenance in blowing the dust out of the case on a regular basis. Take the case panels off and use dry compressed air to blow the system out and clean it thoroughly. The heatsink needs to be removed and the hold down latch on the processor needs to be removed and the heatsink and processor need to be wiped clean and a new thin layer of thermal grease applied to the processor. Put the system back together and fire it up.

Sep 27, 2009 | Dell Optiplex GX280 (99301) Motherboard

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When I boot the machine it gives me a thermal overheat event msg and shuts down, I believe the thermal contact between the fan and processor has broken, I do not know how to remove the cpu fan and re apply...

Theres many types of sockets for motherboards. If PC clone, search for the book manual for pinpoint wath socket it it or it is a IBM or DELL or HP, the same except the latter is little more tricky when detaching the heatsink. Once figured out, disconect the power, touch the fuselage of the PC to discharge from ESD. Of course, buy a heatsink compound and you can clean the cpu and bottonm of the heatsink with paper towel and Isopropyl Alcohol and apply new compound. Not too much, the nessesary only. I'd like to apply in a whirpool like on the CPU. And the heatcopound color grey is the best.

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Changeing a cpu is a simple process.

First step, remove the cables and open the case.
locate the cpu - heatsink

it debends on what kind of heatsink it has, simply turn the lever
or use a screwdriver to unhook the metal connector. If you don't have enought room you might need to remove the powersupply first.

handle the cpu with care, ones the heatsink is removed you can
pull up the lever next to the cpu to unlock it

now you can remove the cpu with your fingers by the edges.

place it in a safe location, and go ahead install the new cpu.
optionally apply some thermalpaste and attach the heatsink
and the power connector for the heatsink fan.

you are done.

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to upgrade your going to have to take the laptop apart and remove the heatsink on top of the cpu, then disconnect the cpu, and then install another cpu in place of it, apply therman greeze and put the cpu heatsink back on. and reassemble your laptop.

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Check your motherboard version. Note:
Only PCB R2.0(or higher) support Intel® Core™2 processor

You should find the information between the pci slots Or close to the asus heatsink next to the cpu.
Its quite small text, eg 1.01 1.0 2.0 etc.

If the number is difrent from R2.0 or 2.0 then your motherboard does not support the cpu.

If it is so then you have to change to a difrent motherboard.

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