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I have an asus p48vx-x motherboard

I bought an Intel pentium 4 3.2 GHZ cpu socket 478 processor #sl7nb to replace the intel celeron d 3.06. But nothing happens the computer seems to start, but nothing comes up in the monitor! I can hear the computer running, but nothing else. can someone help? By the way I had upgraded to the celeron (3.06) from an celeron 2.8 that was the original. And I had no problem, I thought the same would happen.....but I know something is wrong! The computer has an Asus p48vx-x motherboard and to 2.5 gig of ram, Im running vista ultimate.

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  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    Thanks for the info frank, but the fsb is 533 mhz and I do have pc2700 333, but the problem persists. I even tried removing the small battery that keeps the bio info(removed it for about 4 to 5 min.) but still the same problem

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You may check
1) your Intel pentium 4 3.2 GHZ cpu socket 478 processor #sl7nb what's FSB?( see on the chip surface, if 533 FSB can use but 800FSB could not match your motherboard if which is not support 800 FSB. that's why no display.
2) check RAM stick speed, try to increase a level, for example 266 to 333.
is this helpful please feedback thanks

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

  • Frank Zhang
    Frank Zhang Mar 07, 2009

    is this any help you fixed?

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