Is my new CPU DOA?

July 25, 2011 at 19:34:02
Specs: Windows 7 64-bit
Hey! I recently purchased a AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition processor from Newegg. I place the CPU in just fine and dandy with thermal paste and the heat sink on just right. When I go to turn my computer on everything starts up (fans, etc.), but nothing comes up to the screen.

When I go back to my old AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition everything boots up correctly and my computer is working.

First I thought it could have been me seating it incorrectly, so I redo that, and once again it does the same thing as I stated above.

So I put in my old processor and once again that works correctly.

Next I think it may be that my motherboard does not support the AM3 socket type for the hexacore processor, but when I check it does support it:
I'm using a Foxconn A7GM-S motherboard with the most recently updated BIOS version 799F1P11 (I checked on start up)

Did I miss anything? Or do you guys think the CPU is dead?

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July 25, 2011 at 21:07:40
"I'm using a Foxconn A7GM-S motherboard with the most recently updated BIOS version 799F1P11"

Version 799F1P11 isn't the latest, it's over 2.5 yrs old. You need version 799F1P15 for the X6. Although I do question why you would run an X6 on an older board with the SB700 southbridge & DDR2? Is it at least DDR2-1066?

Check the CPU support list:

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July 26, 2011 at 01:29:00
Why replace phenom II x4 be with slower phenon II x6? Phenon II x4 be can easly reach 4ghz with stock cooler.

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July 26, 2011 at 13:20:31
Test the processor in another system. Be sure you have clock settings and voltages set before you install it. Bios may not be setting them.

You could have damaged it in any number of ways.

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July 26, 2011 at 18:43:00
Did you clear the CMOS before installing the new CPU and then 'reset defaults' in your BIOS before trying to boot up? You DO need to do these if your BIOS version is correct, or after you update your BIOS.

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