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New cpu, Computer doesn't start

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nickoli85, Dec 27, 2010.

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    nickoli85 Thread Starter

    Dec 27, 2010
    i have a dc7600 hp pc and it has been getting slower and slower. So when Christmas rolled around, i asked some for a new cpu, and memory for my pc. I know a little like the socket has to be the same(LGA 775) and i even asked for the same fsb (800 MHz) for the processor and asked for equivalent stuff for the ram. I got a cpu so that's what i'm concerned with at the moment. I got the intel celeron E3400. It is one that I asked for thinking that it would work. I am going from a Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3, i don't know what the "x86 Family..." means. Anyways, when i took out the old cpu, i applied some thermal paste and then used the old heatsink because it was a screw in kind instead of the push in type which i couldn't get to hold securely. When everything was hooked up, i tried to start and the pc and the cpu and the case fan spun for less then a second and stopped, that is all that happened, no video no nothing, everything shut off. so after a while of searching i updated the bios to 1.61, i tried to update the microcode but wasn't sure how. this is as far as i made it... i have reinstalled the old cpu and everything works fine... oh when the new cpu was in i hit the button several times and it started beeping and blinking red lights, i looked up the code and it was the thermal protection activation, but it only did that if i were to hit the power button repeatably... I'm either gonna see if i can return the cpu and get something else or maybe get a new mobo but i want a new pc eventually so i'd rather return the cpu and get something else... my question is should this cpu work, if not which should i get?

    Thanks any help is helpful!
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