I just received an AMD XP 2600+ from a friend/clanmate, and when I went to put it in, the PC wouldn't boot.
Now, I first had/have in an XP 2000+, and everything worked fine. All I did was open PC, etc, and take off HS/fan (which took a while lol) and then put in the 2600, and thats it. I didn't clean or reapply paste (I didn't have any paste, so I just used the excess paste on the bottom copper of the heatsink) for the 2600+, so would that have anything to do with it?
I heard that maybe it won't boot b/c it doesn't have enough paste or whatever and is too hot. Are there any other ways of fixing this?
Another thing I thought of is that my BIOS needs upgraded. I have a MSI KT4V MS6712
, and 1.9 bios. The newest is like 1.C, and its 3 up from what I have, but I see no mention of an 2600 anywhere, not even in BIOS before. It talks about 2500,2700, etc, but no 2600.
Soo, should I get new paste, or update bios, or what? Oh also, mobo isn't messed up b/c I put back in my 2000 to use for now. Also the 2600 looks brand new compared to the 2000 that is in now.
Any help would be great.