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Old 09-08-2007, 05:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I think that my cpu is dead on arrival. I had a pentium 4 cpu and put that in my motherboard, and everything worked booted up and logged in. I turned of the power to everything and put in the x6800. (I have an asus p5n32 sli se deluxe - and it is compatible). I checked all power cables were in the mobo and turned it on. All the fans came on. The hard drive light was on all the time and the disk drives were humming. There was a blank screen, the beep which is heard when the RAM is tested did not happen. I put the old cpu back in and everything worked like normal.

Are these the symptoms of a dead on arrival cpu?


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It could be. Otherwise, it might be bad RAM but since everything worked before the CPU install, logic tells me that it's a bad CPU.

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Did you reset the BIOS?

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it could be the board.. is there a LED on the board that lights up?
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