New Processor Issues

July 10, 2009 at 22:40:40
Specs: Windows Vista
Ok here's the Deal. My PC currently has the Intel® Pentium® D Processor 925 (Dual Core) 1
64-bit technology support with Intel® EM64T Technology
(3.0GHz | 2 x 2MB L2 Cache | 800MHz FSB).

I've upgraded 2 2gigs DDR2 RAM, and a nVidia GeForce 9500GT Video Card recently, and had no issues. Everything was running great. Then after a month or 2 my PC started running sluggish. Page's freeze up. Constantly getting "Not Responding" and taking several minutes just to open Browsers to search the web.

My thought's is the processor could be taking a poop on me. Not to mention it was next on my list to upgrade anyways. Im a hardcore World of Warcraft gamer and want faster faster faster.

So I Call around to several places asking for a recommended Upgrade and I Got the same answer from several different places. So I Figure what the hell Ill give it a shot, Plus its a cheap upgrade. They recommended the following:
Intel Pentium D 965 Extreme Edition
3.73 Ghz, Socket 775, 1066MHz FSB, 4MB L2 Cache, Dual-Core, Presler, OEM

So I Bought it. Along with a Masscool Socket 775 CPU Cooling Fan
which was also recommended because the new Processor would generate quite a bit of heat.

I recieved them this afternoon. Installed them. Fire up the PC and nothing but a black screen. :(

So Is the processor Not compatible with what I have? Is there something in the BIOS that i should adjust before installing the new processor?

This is my first time upgrading a processor so Either What I got isnt compatible and I got wrong information from several Tech's, or Im just missing a step in this process. Help Please. :)


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#1
July 11, 2009 at 05:00:59
"Im a hardcore World of Warcraft gamer and want faster faster faster"

Then you should have gotten a better video card. The 9500GT can barely be considered a gaming card.

"So Is the processor Not compatible with what I have?"

How would we know? You didn't bother to list the make/model of your motherboard.

"This is my first time upgrading a processor"

Did the Masscool come with a thermal pad pre-applied or do your use paste? If you used paste, did you apply it correctly?


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#2
July 14, 2009 at 04:01:20
"Then you should have gotten a better video card. The 9500GT can barely be considered a gaming card."

For the price, and considering that I am upgrading from Integrated intel Graphics? Couldnt beat it.

"How would we know? You didn't bother to list the make/model of your motherboard."

A Simple "What board are you using Or, is this PC Factory built, etc? Would have been a more general Question to have asked. The board is an ECS 945GCT-M3. On the ECS Site it claims it will support up to 1066mhz CPU's, But im not sure where to check if the new processor Is supported or not.

"Did the Masscool come with a thermal pad pre-applied or do your use paste? If you used paste, did you apply it correctly?"

Yes New heat sink had a pad preapplied. As per the info from another Tech, The preapplied Crap was removed and Actic Silver was re-applied. Thin layer evenly on bottom ov heat sink.


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#3
July 14, 2009 at 05:11:51
"A Simple "What board are you using Or, is this PC Factory built, etc? Would have been a more general Question to have asked."

Probably so. But it gets annoying when people come here for help & don't provide the necessary info to get that help...then we have to go thru followup question & after followup question to finally get the info we need.

The CPU support info can be found at the motherboard manufacturer's website. However, there are 5 different PCB versions of that board, so the next question is...which do you have? Version 1.0a, 1.0b, 1.0B Viiv, 3.0 or 3.0 Viiv? I'll go with v3.0:

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Su...

It doesn't look like your new CPU is supported. What you *should* have gotten was one of the 800MHz FSB Pentium dual cores that are based on the Core 2 Duo, then simply increased the FSB from 800 to 1066MHz. The E2180 for example, overclocked to 2.67GHz, would spank the sh!t out of the D 965 Extreme @ 3.73GHz.

"Yes New heat sink had a pad preapplied. As per the info from another Tech, The preapplied Crap was removed and Actic Silver was re-applied. Thin layer evenly on bottom ov heat sink."

The "Tech" steered you wrong. You should have used the pre-applied pad for the initial installation. But since you decided to remove it & go with paste instead (especially Arctic Silver), it MUST be applied properly. Applying it to the heatsink like you're buttering a piece of toast is NOT how it's done. A small thin line should have been placed down the center of the CPU, in line with the cores (not perdendicular to them), then the heatsink should have been installed. No spreading of the paste is necessary & the amount used should be roughly the size of a grain of rice. If too much is applied, it no longer helps to transfer heat from the CPU to the heatsink, it prevents it. Here's the instructions:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/app...


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