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I bought a AMD Phenom X4 9850 Quad Core Processor that a friend recommended for my computer. (link to details)http://www.compusa.com/applications/...82332&csid=_23 I proceeded to install it properly and tried booting up my system but the computer turned on with fans running but no power light and just stays running with no boot up. I have an hooked up emachines T3642 Current specs(Upgraded to 500w PSU as well) OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002 System Manufacturer Gateway System Model MCP61SM2MA System Type X86-based PC Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 4000+, 2600 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 11/10/2007 SMBIOS Version 2.4 Windows Directory CWindows System Directory CWindows\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2 Locale United States Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6002.18005" Time Zone Eastern Standard Time Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB Total Physical Memory 3.12 GB Available Physical Memory 2.03 GB Total Virtual Memory 6.48 GB Available Virtual Memory 5.38 GB Page File Space 3.42 GB Page File Cpagefile.sys Now I know that my motherboard is a AM2 and the new processor is AM2+ but I've read and heard that its backward compatible without the HT 3.0 and other features. But could this still be the problem? Another problem I've heard about is that the BIOS can't handle it and I need to do an update on it? Would this be it? Or could I have just bought a bad proccesor or wrong processor for my motherboard? Any help would be appreciated thank you

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First of all to say....that your second assumption may be the right-one. Please contact either your Processor Vendor or your Motherboard Vendor to check your Motherboard or your Processor's compatibility to each other. If this combination goes right......then there may be problem of correct assembling. Please check all the connections before starting your computer. We are not able to give you just the proper solution because we are assuming some possibilities as we are helping you from far away.

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