AMD Chip question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Anakist, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. Anakist

    Anakist Way too much time here...

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    How can I tell if my chip isnt working. I dont get a beep for post. I have two chips but I am unsure if either work. The problem is either the cpu or mobo, How can I tell?? The heatsink heats up when I turn the comp on, but it wont post.

    It is after 5 now so everyone is shut for the night and I can't buy another chip.

    James
     
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    the only REAL way to test components is by replacing parts with KNOWN WORKING parts. Good luck.
     
  3. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    I'm afraid Un4gIvEn1 isright, when it comes to the guts of the computer (processor/mobo/psu), the only way to know for sure is to use known working parts...i think
     
  4. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    I believe if your computer hasn't got a working cpu it won't even power on at all, just like it was switched off at the plug.
     
  5. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    Just a thought .....if you replace your processor or swap it around you wont get a beep from any board, if you have a manually set multiplier that has not been set to auto or correc t no, ie x 13 for xp2100 + etc.
     
  6. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    not true. it should power up and even give a beep code with no cpu in. heck, the new a7n8x deluxe tells you vocally, "no cpu installed". :p
     
  7. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    Well I never realised that:p
     
  8. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    hmm... try change another ram.... sometimes works ;)
     
  9. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    Are the power leads from the PSU plugging into the motherboard properly put in. There is a power ok signal which is sent down one of the cables. If the motherboard doesn't pick up on it, it won't work.
     
  10. Anakist

    Anakist Way too much time here...

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    The board is an a7n8x dlx, is the post reporter on by default?? Awesome, I will have to plug some speakers in. I think it is dead so I am going to get a new on today probably.

    Thanks

    James
     
  11. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    unfortunatly a system that won't post is like a car that won't start. It could be many different things. Did you try clearing the bios? Try installing just the essential components and see if it will post.
     
  12. Anakist

    Anakist Way too much time here...

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    It was the chip. Gotta buy a new one.

    What should I get. Best Bang for Buck, and good ocing.

    James
     
  13. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    xp 2500+ !!!
    by default it's 11x167... it is pretty much guaranteed to oc to 10x200... and 11x200 and up is likely.
     
  14. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    I would go for the 2800+
     
  15. Ice-Freezer

    Ice-Freezer Guest

    xp1700 thourobred b juihcb
    cant remeber the exect cpu stepping code but some of those baby's were downgraded from xp2800
    can hit 2.5ghz with default voltage and good hsf like slk800
    i am plaining on getting one my self
    my polomino is **** for oclocking