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post #1 of 20
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I have a Celeron 1.7Ghz CPU in an emachines computer that my friend gave to me. I tried to put in a 2.87GHz Celeron CPU, but the computer wouldn't work: the case fan spun, hdd powered up, but the CPU fan didn't turn and nothing came on the screen.

Do you think this is a problem with my 2.7GHz celeron, or the emachines motherboard not liking the new CPU? The stock 1.7Ghz Celeron is in there now and works.
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post #2 of 20
Nope more then likely the mother board you are trying to put the CPU in doesnt support that CPU. If yould give some more info on the computer people would be able to help alot more. Im gonna guess you are trying to put a 533fsb CPU into a 400fsb MOBO. WHich in turn means the board does not support this type of CPU
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post #3 of 20
The 1.7s are based on the Williamete core while the newer Celly is either a Northwood or Prescott. As was stated above, it sounds very likely that it's a compatibility issue. While it is possible a BIOS flash might give you the compatibility you need, it's pretty likley that you won't be able to get that CPU to work in that mobo.
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post #4 of 20
Yes, a bios flash would be a good idea, and did you try clearing the cmos before you booted up with the new cpu?
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post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by Lando95
Yes, a bios flash would be a good idea, and did you try clearing the cmos before you booted up with the new cpu?
No. I will try flashing. I hope that I can do it from windows, as I dont have a floppy drive
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post #6 of 20
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Could someone help me find a BIOS for this? There is none on the emachines site.

That is the origional 1.7GHz Celeron. I think the 2.7GHz Celeron is a Northwood, Taeric.

EDIT: LOL I searched for that chipset on Google and Overclock.net came up as first choice. OK.. I'm going to finish looking now

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post #7 of 20
What is the model number of your eMachines?

And did you try to clear the cmos? There should be a cmos jumper on the mobo, or you can just pull the battery for a few minutes.
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post #8 of 20
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The model is the T1742. here is the computer on the emachine's site

I'm going to reinsert the 2.7GHz CPU and reset the CMOS. I didn't even think of that last time

EDIT: Reseting the CMOS doesn't help. Still black screen/CPU fan not turning
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post #9 of 20
On that bright side, that chipset should support that CPU if you can find the right BIOS.
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post #10 of 20
Yeah, I would send them an email asking about a bios update. That is about your only option for that motherboard.

Does the mobo happen to be a major brand? Is it an OEM board or is it an Asus or something like that?
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