Solved: new cpu-power runs, no boot & won't turn off with switch

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:confused: Need Help Please..

Was running a p4 celeron 1.8 -- 512mb ram -- replaced cpu with p4 2.8 compatible with motherboard (i looked it up). When I tried to power up with the new cpu power came on, fans were running, but that is all. Also it won't turn off with front switch; have to turn off with rear switch.
I checked all connections, wires, etc .. . all looks ok.

Any suggestions??? Would be greatly appreciated!!!!
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Enbee
 
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Yes, post your specs hear, motherboard manufacturer/model and your bios version.
May need to update bios to run that cpu but let us check before you go trying a risky bios update.

By the way will the old cpu still work and the computer boot?
 

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ok... i put the old cpu back in, and the computer worked just fine

ECS P4S5A/Dx+ 400/533 motherboard
Intel Celeron 2.0Ghz
768MB RAM
NVidia GeForce 2 MX 400
cd rom
cd writer
c-media sound device
sis 900 ethernet adapter
keyboard
mouse

American Megatrends AMIBIOS (C)2001
P4S5A/DX+ Release 2/13/03
62-0213-00101111-040201-SiS64X-P4S5ADX
 
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On the processor there should be an sSpec number for example SL6WT. What is the sSpec number on your 2.8 Ghz. P4 processor?
 

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win2kpro said:
On the processor there should be an sSpec number for example SL6WT. What is the sSpec number on your 2.8 Ghz. P4 processor?
Looks like SL88G
 
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You would need to find a socket 478 P4 processor, 533FSB with an 0.13 micron core which would be a Northwood core.

Ideally, if you are running Windows XP if you could find a socket 478 P4, 3.06Ghz. 533 FSB with a 0.13 micron core (Northwood) this would be your best processor since it supports HyperThreading and is the only 533FSB processor Intel made that supported HyperThreading.
 

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I believe you are correct Win2kpro... I have the original box from the retailer which indicates the appropriate processor, but the cpu itself does not match the packaging :( The packaging says the cpu is 2.8A Northwood, but according to the sSpec #, the actual cpu is a 2.8 Prescott. Looks like it's my loss. - - - But thank you for your assistance, and I will learn to look a lot CLOSER next time.
 
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