As some of you may know, I have been having trouble with my old q6600 build which I came to the conclusion that the CPU is bad. It would still work, just not like it should, sometimes would not boot up and other times it would but it was real slow.
Well today, I got my old Dell Dimension 9100 back from my sister. Since it is a 775 LGA socket, I decided to try the q6600 in the Dell to make sure it was the cpu that was causing problems. Well, I got it installed and I hit the power button and nothing happens, doesn't even try to come on. I had it on with the original CPU installed and started up fine. The original CPU is a Intel Pentium D@2.8ghz.
Even if the CPU is bad, shouldn't it still come on? Could it be because it is a different CPU than what came with the computer? Could it be the heatsink is installed wrong? But I still figured it would at least try to come on.
With the Pentium D installed, it will start up and run but keeps restarting on me. It doesn't shut down, just restarts. I thought maybe heat was the issue since HWMonitor shows the HDD temps close to 50 degrees. I have no idea what the CPU temp is since HWMonitor does not show anything else but the HDD temps. But if it was heat, wouldn't it shut down instead of restart?
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