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I would like to know why when i installed a Intel Celeron D 340J and my computer wouldn't boot after I have installed it, it run but there are no image. I also try to installed a Intel Celeron 2.7ghz which is worse than my current processor, but it still doesn't boot, same situation as the celeron D. Please explain.
    
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You may need to do a CMOS reset. The system might be expecting one thing, and it sees something else and not recognize it. Try resetting your CMOS (pull out the battery reinstall after something like 10 seconds) and try to boot again.
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Next to the battery there should be two pins, take a wire or whatever you want and short the pins for like 10 sec. turn on your computer, and it might say "CMOS reset" or something.
    
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try the cmos reset first, but it sounds to me like you have a fried motherboard. this same thing happend to me, and the motherboard is bad.
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Does your current CPU still work in the mobo? With the Celly D, it's possible that your mobo does not support Prescott based CPUs. Check the manufacturer's website as there may be a BIOS update available to address that issue.
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Does your current CPU still work in the mobo? With the Celly D, it's possible that your mobo does not support Prescott based CPUs. Check the manufacturer's website as there may be a BIOS update available to address that issue.
Well, now I just use the preinstalled celeron 2.8ghz and it work perfectly. I know that the celeron D core might not work with my mobo, but the thing that I don't get is the celeron 2.7ghz that uses the same core and only the clock speed is different and i dont' know why it didn't work properly though. This is a compaq system not build.
    
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Did you try the CMOS clear suggestion? The 2.8 has a 28x multiplier while the 2.7 has a 27x. That could cause problems unless you do the CMOS clear.
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Did you try the CMOS clear suggestion? The 2.8 has a 28x multiplier while the 2.7 has a 27x. That could cause problems unless you do the CMOS clear.
What batteries are you talking about because I have never clear my cmos before. I have tried to install my celeron 2.8ghz to my aunt's computer which has the celeron D 2.93ghz originally and it worked on her system without bios reset so I don't know why. Also there seem to be some problem with my bios because it won't let me install linux red hat FC4.. It keep restarting itself when it starts to load the data and install. It worked when I was using VMware though.
    
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post #9 of 9
There's only one battery on a mobo. It should be silver and a bit smaller thana quarter. Most boards I've seen have the battery flat on the board, though a few have them perpendicular to the board. They may be a three pin jumper near the battery with pins 1 and 2 shorted. If you short pins 2 and 3 (with the power off!) for 30 or so seconds, it will also clear the CMOS.

Not all BIOSes are created equally, so when in doubt, it's always best to clear CMOS when switching processors.
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