so i just got a amd 3200 Barton processor. i switched it out from my old AMD 2600. i cleard my CMOS and reset my bios to all the defaults. however when i try to trun my pc on with the new processor, my computer starts up and everthing, but i get no video and no bios. if i switch back to my old proc everything works great,....did i get a bad proc? all help would be appreciated. thanks!
what mobo do you have? do is accept the new cpu? upgrade the bios and see if that helps
i have a msi k7n2 delta 2 motherboard. I have had the bios upgraded and reset, neither fixed the problem.
You sure it's a good CPU?
And make sure you didn't bump loose any cards or drive cables. Re-seat your video card (and other PCI cards), memory modules, and make sure all cables are tightly connected. This is a common cause of failure to POST after fiddling around inside your system.
That looks like an nForce2 Ultra400 chipset, so I would expect it to support a Barton core. But that technology is so old now I can't remember all the details and caveats, as I've been on nothing but Athlon64/Opteron and Intel Core procs since then.
i reseated the video card, and looked around for loose connections, when i switch to my old proc it works fine. when i switch to this though, i get nothing. ussually the mainboard beeps alot if the proc is bad, doesnt it?
No, not necessarily.
The board definitely supports the Barton 3200 as I Googled and found folks running it. However I did see some issues some people had that might give some clues as to your problem, assuming the Barton is good to being with.
1. What heatsink/fan are you using? Is it spec'ed for Barton or did it come with Barton? If you're re-using your old stock HSF from the older CPU, it may not be adequate. But this doesn't really sound like an overheating heating problem because you aren't getting beyond POST.
2. What are your PSU specs? Not just the rated overall wattage, what is the brand and the individual rail specs? The Barton probably requires more power, so if your PSU was marginal to begin with it might be the culprit. PSU problems account for an awful lot of PC stability and boot issues.
3. The Barton runs on a 333Mhz or 400Mhz FSB, whereas your older 2600 may have run on a 266Mhz FSB. Does your RAM support that speed?
If none of those apply, I'd have to point to a bad CPU. If you know somebody with a Barton-capable mobo, you might try it in theirs to confirm/eliminate the CPU as the culprit.
i dont know anyone with a old Socket A mobo. I was trying to top out my old pc for home theater purposes. I have 2 gigs ram in there and a 450 watt power supplly (however, i dont know the specs right now cause i am at work) i have a nvidia 7600GT in there. basically have it all topped out as far as it can get with that mobo except for my proc. and the 3200 is the highest it can get, however its tricking finding old procs that actually work on EBAY. lol
I have an old 2500+ barton you can buy for a pretty cheap price ;)
[quotee995021140="O4F-Manofice"]I have an old 2500+ barton you can buy for a pretty cheap price ;)[/quotee995021140]
sorry man, but right now i have a 2600 in. i just wanted the 3200 cuase thats the highest my mobo and socket type can go to. if you know anyone with tehm though. point them in my direction.
[quotedd7589ce21="phriq"][quotedd7589ce21="O4F-Manofice"]I have an old 2500+ barton you can buy for a pretty cheap price ;)[/quotedd7589ce21]
sorry man, but right now i have a 2600 in. i just wanted the 3200 cuase thats the highest my mobo and socket type can go to. if you know anyone with tehm though. point them in my direction.[/quotedd7589ce21]
I don't know about the 2600 or the 3200 but the 2500 barton can OC like nasty probably up to those speeds