I don't know what to do anymore!!

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by Nosferatu, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. Nosferatu

    Nosferatu Guest

    I have an older DFI AK75-EC Rev E+ with a 900Mhz thunderbird and it runs fine.

    Today I picked up an Athlon XP 1800+. I've flashed my BIOS and everything else that I can think of. But the damned thing wont boot. But if I put the 900 T-Bird in, it boots right back up.


    Does anyone out there know what might be the problem???:(
     
  2. Treblig

    Treblig Nigeri Guru

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    Well , new BIOS should work ! Did you set the BIOS or is there a jumper on the Board to set the FSB to 133 ? Did you try clearing the CMOS ? It should accept up to XP 2600+'s so ....... Good luck .
     
  3. Nosferatu

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    I didn't even think of changing it to 133 FSB. But after doing so. Still no dice, wont boot.

    Do you think it has something to do with my 200Watt PS? I had a 400 that went out so I through this dinky 200 in untill I got around to replacing it. But it seems to work fine on the 900Mhz CPU
     
  4. David Deed

    David Deed Don Alfa Terga Inconiti

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    maybe the cpu is fried? you getting enough cooling for that proc?
     

  5. Nosferatu

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    I've got the Heatsinc and fan that came in the retail box on it. But it has never been on for more than about 30 seconds at a time. Also the core looks fine
     
  6. Nosferatu

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    I just went out and got an Antec 350W PS and it still wont boot.
     
  7. Marius

    Marius Ancient Guru

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    If you have a friend that has a motherboard that would accept the chip I would try it in his motherboard. if it wont boot I would say the chip is DOA
     
  8. Nosferatu

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    I thought of that and took the chip back but the new one wont boot either
     
  9. SyNaPs

    SyNaPs Maha Guru

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    have you tryed resetting the Bios via the mobo jumpers?
     
  10. Nosferatu

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    I did that right before I flashed them with the most upto date BIOS ver.
     

  11. Marius

    Marius Ancient Guru

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    have you triend clearing the cmos now that you have flashed the bios and then tried booting the chip.
     
  12. Nosferatu

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    Okay I found the problem. The tech support finally emailed me back. It seem on their website they failed to mention that the only Athlon XP's this Motherboard can handle is the Palomino. And I bought a Thoroughbred.

    I guess I'll be getting a new MoBo when my tax check comes in.
     
  13. Marius

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    thats too bad or maybe too good because you will be able to play with your tbred on a motherboard that is current.
     
  14. Treblig

    Treblig Nigeri Guru

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    Well , I would bitch up a storm with DFI ! Thats bull**** ! Glad you figured it all out . OC the piss out of the 900mhz Athlon !
     
  15. Nosferatu

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    I've got it up to 1gig. But I cannot open the 133Mhz FSB and still get the damn mobo to boot.


    This Mobo sucks ass. I'm not going with DFI again. I think I'll try and Asus or Abit next.
     

  16. Nosferatu

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    I just picked up an Asus A7N8X motherboard and a Stick of 512 DDR 2700. To go with my 1800+ that I have clocked to 2000+

    Was this a good pick?
     
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    hell yeah that was a good pick!
     

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