HELP!!! Upgrading CPU problems...

pTerB

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I have a couple of boxes with different mobos. In one I have a Celeron 1.7 on a Gigabyte VIA PT800 board. I tried to upgrade to a P4 2.4 1MB, but no matter what I did, it wouldn' t post. No video at all. I tried three different boards, but no go. Now I tried a new Celeron D320. Same problem. I pulled the battery on the board to reset CMOS, but no good. PLEASE HELP with any suggestions at all....
 

Budman

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Have you tried updating the bios?

there is probably a bios update for the board to use those new cpus.
 

pTerB

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I haven't tried it. It's a brand new board, hasn't been out that long. Can't see why it would have a problem, but I'll try it. I did replace the PS, and almost everything else, so I'll try the BIOS upgarde.
 

stevty2889

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What motherboards specificly are you using..does it still post with the 1.7Ghz celeron? Are you sure the boards are Prescott ready?
 

pTerB

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The Prescott 2.4GHz 533 was supported. I didn't notice that the Celeron D is only supported at 2.8GHz, not the 2.4GHz I have. This board is not real good, a Gigabyte GA-8VT800-L. It didn't boot with my Prescott 2.4 but that was before I updated the BIOS. I've never had these compatability issues before...