HELP: PC not booting & keeps turning on & off

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by prankster, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. prankster

    prankster Member

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    Hi guys,

    Need some helps here.

    I got a prototype Intel Core 2 Extreme from my brother(he works for intel). I installed the chip into my PC (WIN7 Ultimate (real one :)), C2Quad Q9450, Corsair PSU TX650Watt, Asus P5Q-E, 4GB).

    I checked all my hardware specs and they all support C2X. I double checked all the connectors and I didn't miss anything.

    So after that, my PC keeps turning on & off without showing BIOS screen. Then, I changed the CPU back to Q9450 and everything worked just fine.

    Infact, my Q9450 is also a prototype that didn't pass the quality control. And so does my new CPU.

    Is this a faulty CPU?
    Is there anyway to find out if the CPU is the culprit?

    I don't wanna return the chip to my brother. Well, I will return it if he could give me a better one. :)

    Please help me on this one! I really appreciate it.


    Note:
    My C2X chip doesn't have the common label. All it says:

    INTEL CONFIDENTIAL
    QJEE ES MALAY
    L816A829

     
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  3. faxon

    faxon Platinum Member

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    You should obstruct the serial from it. If intel sees that they can track it back to him and he won't be happy
     
  4. Gillbot

    Gillbot Lifer

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    try and set the voltages manually, if it still won't run it may be defective.
     
  5. prankster

    prankster Member

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    I'm not familiar with adjusting the voltage. I can't even go into the BIOS. It turns on & off w/o showing anything on screen.
     
  6. prankster

    prankster Member

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    It's not like he stole it or something, every employee can get a defective chip every year. So I think Intel doesn't care if he gave it to me. But yeah, just to be safe, I removed the picture and serial number.