Changed CPU now won't work??

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  1. MySunRoofWorks

    MySunRoofWorks INCONCEIVABLE!

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    I just put an AMD 2400+ (2.0GHz, 333 FSB) into an older MotherBoard: Asus A7V (Athlon 800MHz, 133 FSB). When I first booted the machine it showed up as a 700MHz CPU, so I updated the BIOS and now it won't even POST. I tried another 1.5Ghz chip from my dads machine and it just starts beeping as soon as I boot it up and does nothing else. The new chip works on my dads machine with no problems.. Machine works just fine with the 800MHz chip replaced into it... Anyone have any thoughts??

    *disclaimer: I'm not a computer genius by any means please help! :hsd:
     
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    that's a via KT133 chipset... that means OLD

    it supports AMD Athlon processors to 1GHz

    it does NOT support Athlon XP processors.
     
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    thanks for the quick reply! Ok so would my best bet be to get a new motherboard? Any suggestions that won't break the bank?
     
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    any cheapo one that supports it. Doesn't sound like you need a super high performance one.
     
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    yeah, think I'm just going to do this:

    http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=04&kc=6W300&l=en&oc=4d30h3a&s=bsd

    DimensionTM 3000 Desktop
    Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor w/ HT Technology (3GHz, 800 FSB)
    Memory 512MB Dual Channel 400MHz DDR SDRAM
    40GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive
    $369
    [After $100 Instant Savings and $100 Mail-in Rebate.]
     
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    you could get an MSI KM3M which retails in local stores for around $50. Or the MSI KT6 which is a GREAT entry-level board that goes locally for around $65.

    The KT6 even has serial ATA.
     
  7. toast25K

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    if you decide to go with the dimension are you going to sell your 2.4 proc.
    also if you search ebay you can pick up an msi kt4v for around 22 shipped.
     
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    used mobos aren't really a great idea, imo.

    and the KT4 had a lot of problems. I'd much rather have a KT3 or KT6 over the KT4.
     
  9. toast25K

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    I must speak to the contrary the kt400 chipset from via was renowned as one of the most stable chipsets via created in the 333mhz front side bus arena at the time it was created the kt4v in all it's incarnations was one of the most feature rich main boards out. as a system builder I installed a lot of kt4 main boards and I never saw one come back well until recently when they want to upgrade. lol

    The kt3 is a great choice and so is the kt6 but for me if i am looking for an inexpensive main board with top notch specs I would go kt4 just my two cents.
     
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    I stopped carrying the KT4 because of the high number of RMAs I had to do with them. I've yet to see a bad KT6.
     

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