Solved Is my psu to low voltage

May 9, 2017 at 19:58:38
Specs: Windows server 2008, Pentium d 4gb
I just ordered I pentium d for my server it was on a pentium 4 but that's not the point when I plug it in after the upgrade the fan slowly revs to insane speeds and the power button goes orange. This is an old pre-built the dell dimension 8400 it doesn't support core 2 chips because of the chipset however it does have an lga 775 socket. Is the cpu bad or is the psu not powerful enough to power the pentium d

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May 10, 2017 at 09:58:38
The constant orange light indicates a bad motherboard but, unless you damaged it while installing the new processor, in your case it's probably because of the unsupported processor. Apart from checking that you have the latest BIOS there's not really anything you can do about this.

There is a reason why manufacturers list supported processors.



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May 9, 2017 at 19:59:21
Just realised I should probably say the pc has a 350 watt psu don't know how I forgot that bit of info... also realised I said voltage not wattage in the title, I should go to bed. thanks

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May 9, 2017 at 20:43:55
Did you fully clean the CPU and heat sink and apply thermal compound by the correct method?
Look:
http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_a...
If not then do it over because you are probably massively overheating which is why the insane fan speeds.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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May 10, 2017 at 05:51:32
This is when I just plug it in I don't even press the power button it can't be overheating and I did do the thermal compound right so I don't think it could be overheating

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#4
May 10, 2017 at 09:20:23
You put in an unsupported CPU & are wondering why there's a problem? Your motherboard does NOT support dual core CPUs. Single core P4's are as good as it gets.

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us...

http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/a...


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May 10, 2017 at 09:58:38
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The constant orange light indicates a bad motherboard but, unless you damaged it while installing the new processor, in your case it's probably because of the unsupported processor. Apart from checking that you have the latest BIOS there's not really anything you can do about this.

There is a reason why manufacturers list supported processors.


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