Changing CPU with XP and a big problem!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by joshuajme, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. joshuajme

    joshuajme Guest

    After a heatsink and fan upgrade my cpu (athlon xp 1800) has gone a bit dead, the lights are on, 2 diff graphic cards dont work, the memory is sat perfectly and the hdd's aint showing any form of activity.

    It's strange because I put the fan and heatsink on perfectly, its the 5th time ive done this amoungst different computers and I have to say this time was the most perfect.

    The fan (volcano 9) is spinning, i did put a sufficient amount of compound on the die (artic silver 3) and i only put enough pressure on the clip to get it on the hooks (which went on first go without any struggling).


    If I buy a better cpu and put it in (like a xp 2200) will xp still boot? Or will it refuse to because to many hardware changes have taken place since activation? Or will it just need re activating?

    If it just boots perfect or needs re-activating I will buy a better cpu and a frickin copper shim, if it aint gona boot i will just buy the same cpu. any1 know? also, check that my guess that the cpu is the problem is right. thanks.
     
  2. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    try reactivating .
     
  3. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    try clearing your cmos
     
  4. joshuajme

    joshuajme Guest

    why would clearing cmos work? and i don't have the replacement cpu yet, i want to know what would happen.
     
  5. dejav00

    dejav00 Guest

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    clearing the cmos might work because it will reset it to factory settings, which are pretty loose as far as getting things going.
     
  6. joshuajme

    joshuajme Guest

    clearing cmos hasnt worked:(

    also, how can i tell whether its the mobo or the cpu? when i first turned it on i didnt hear any sparks as such which u generally hear when a mobo turns on after going bad.
     
  7. Bytes Back

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    I hate to say this, But I think you've cooked your chip. For some reason the fan wasn't on properly and zap. Alternatively, Have you connected the cpu fan to a different power connector, some boards wont boot if it isn't on the right one.

    If you have cooked the chip then you will have to buy another MB as well. For the reasons why look at this epic thread.

    http://www.xp-erience.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5605
     
  8. joshuajme

    joshuajme Guest

    the fan is spinning, its on perfectly I swear, the connector is on the cpu power thing. I'm sorry to be a pain its just im upset that my best pc is dead, and I can't suss out what I did wrong.

    if the cpu was fried, then is there any way of telling by looking at it?
     
  9. joshuajme

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    ah crap, i have to fork out for a new mobo and cpu and I don't even know what went wrong, fantastic!

    I will buy the same mobo, but any1 know whether xp will boot with a different cpu to that on which it was installed and activated on?
     
  10. joshuajme

    joshuajme Guest

    ah np, found it, just re activate. any idea's as to where i went wrong so I don't do it again?
     
  11. joshuajme

    joshuajme Guest

    compressed air? yes, always do. :(
     
  12. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    do you have the CPU connected directly to the PSU or the mobo. There has to be some connection from the Fan to the mobo or sometimes they dont boot.

    Also regarding activation you are allowed 6 hardware changes before reactivation is needed so if you change the mobo as all of the bits should be the same no re activation should be neccessary.
     
  13. joshuajme

    joshuajme Guest

    it's directly connected to the mobo on the pins marked CPU fan
     
  14. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    Thats a useful bit of info ! Thanks Catch23 :D
     
  15. joshuajme

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    it isnt spitting out any water, just tried it on 2 diff surfaces and my face. blown 2 cpu's? i don't feel as bad now (sorry to hear) but still, any other idea''s?
     
  16. joshuajme

    joshuajme Guest

    o and btw, bytes back; do you sell components? cos i'd rather buy off some1 who is willing to give advice for free than give my money to some big faceless company. Im looking for a xp2200 and a gigabyte 7DXRP+, any prices?
     
  17. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Did you wear your ground strap?
     
  18. joshuajme

    joshuajme Guest

    i've just looked at the cpu and I can't smell anything or see anything wrong with it. i re aplied the compound and put the heatsink +fan back on, still aint working :( what a way to spend a friday night eh? was planing to go out until this happend.
     
  19. joshuajme

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    yes , had the strap hooked onto the radiator.
     
  20. joshuajme

    joshuajme Guest

    bit late now, nothing worse than being in middle of a club sober. im gona buy new stuff it's just I don't wanna do the same thing, as in, break em