System will not go thru the bootup. Monitor stays off.

August 27, 2012 at 20:55:36
Specs: Windows XP, Interl P4 Northwood 3.4Ghz/1.5Gb DDR
Motherboard wont recognize CPU. MSI MS-6728 Neo2 and Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 3.4Ghz.
Basically I'm swapping 2.4Ghz which I've used for ages :) with 3.4Ghz of the same cpu version. After installing new CPU system will not go thru the bootup. Monitor stays off while the all fans inside of the computer case are running. This gives me a clue that CPU is not supported, but I checked with manufacturer and it shows to be supported. Any ideas?

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#1
August 28, 2012 at 05:12:30
Your CPU support list appears to list it:
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/865PE...
Your BIOS update list basically says you need version 3.5 or higher:
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/865PE...
If you want to run this CPU then put back in the old one and update your BIOS to the latest one. If you are have not done this before, please read up on the dangers and precautions involved in BIOS updates.

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


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#2
August 28, 2012 at 06:05:36
And make 100% sure you install the heatsink correctly & use the proper thermal paste application.

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


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#3
September 4, 2012 at 09:51:30
i had the same challenge. infact some ought to be done.

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