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CPU change in socket 939 & no post

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  1. lupette

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    I had everything working well in my socket 939 AN8-SLI delux computer. I wanted to try and extend the lifetime of it so I purchased an Opteron 180 x2 online. When I installed it I got no post. The fans all come on and stay on with no system beeps. I have tried all of the suggestions here and on other sites but nothing. I currently have only 1 stick of RAM, the grahics card, and the cpu, plugged in. I have removed the battery, shorted the CMos, checked and rechecked all of the connections, reseated the cpu and the graphics card, and doubled checked that a 50 watt power supply is ample. Since none of this has worked, is it now safe to assume the chip is bad? I don't see any visible damage to it . . . all pins look straight and clean. Should I have flashed the bios prior to installiing the new cpu? Is there something else I am missing?
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  2. Megabite

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    Could be a bad CPU or your board just doesn't like it
     
  3. dustyjay

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    Are you sure you only have a 50 watt power supply? If so then that would not be enough power. Also did you chack first that your motherboard would support an Opteron processor? I checked the Asus site and it doesn't list the opteron as a supported CPU for that mothrboard. Only SOcket 939 Athlon 64 and Athlon64 X2 processors.
     
  4. Megabite

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    Did they ever make a 50 Watt?
     
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    the power supply in my AT machine is the same one I built it with in or around 1986 and it is a 100 watt.
     
  6. lupette

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    Make that 500 watts!:eek:
     
  7. Megabite

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    500 Watts Sounds better........I can get 50 Watts by dragging my socket feet on the carpet!!

    I would think that your board is not compatible
     
  8. dustyjay

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    Like I said Asus doesn't list the Opteron CPU as a supported CPU. So it may be that you have a good CPU that won't work on your board. When you say you bought the opteron online do you by chance mean Ebay? Or from a place that might honor a return?
     
  9. lupette

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    It was on eBay . . . but I paid with Paypal so I am covered less the return shipping if it is DOA.

    The chip is used by many overclockers in this mobo so it should be compatible. I couldn't find the page that listed cpu compatibility so I just figured if it worked for others it would work for me too!
     
  10. dustyjay

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    Then it may just be a DOA cpu, I am not an overclocker and have never used one of those motherboards so this is something I have not attempted.
     
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