Today I received the Intel Core Duo T2400 processor which I ordered, to replace the Intel Celeron M 430 processor in my laptop (the one in my sig).
After replacing it successfully, I boot up the laptop, only to find that the system freezes right after POST, and fails to boot into Vista. So I take the keyboard off, and pry out the CMOS battery, left it for two minutes, placed it back in and booted the laptop up again, but still to no avail.
I went into the BIOS settings (HP customized) and it's detecting the processor correctly. All the BIOS settings were correct. Also, after installing the dual core CPU, a new option appeared allowing me to enable or disable 'Dual Core CPU' functionality. This however, was enabled
I thought I'd try changing some BIOS settings, the first was to disable 'Dual Core CPU' functionality. After doing this, Vista booted successfully! A sigh of relief? Kind of, but not really, because I've purchased a dual core CPU and only getting half of what it's worth.
What to do...?