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Hey, I just received my new P4 2.8Ghz 533fsb Prescott (socket 487) in the mail today. I had a little trouble getting it to fit in the cpu socket, but in the end it fit in niceley. I put my HSF on and booted it up, but to no avail my monitor was still blank and flashing. I put my celeron back in and am currently typing on it, so it's not like something else was wrong. Any ideas on what could be wrong with it ?
    
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you probably need to flash the bios for it to recognize the new cpu depending on how old that motherboard is
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post #3 of 15
Which revision is your M266A? There are two revisions.

http://www.asrock.com/product/M266A.htm

Version 1.0 is not Prescott able.

http://www.asrock.com/support/CPU_Su...sp?Model=M266A

and

http://www.asrock.com/product/M266A%20R3.0.htm

Version 3.0 which is Prescott ready.

http://www.asrock.com/support/CPU_Su...l=M266A%20R3.0

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****. I believe mine is the first one.
    
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Ah, can you return the chip for a Northwood?

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Nope, on the package the cpu came in from TigerDirect.ca, it is boldly stated "absolutely no returns" .. oh well, looks like i'm in a hole.
    
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Where are you located in Canada?

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Near Toronto, Ontario.
    
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Ok,

I'm in BC. If we were closer I would just find a Northwood 2.8C HT and exchange it with you. You can sell the chip though, and purchase a Northwood which will work.

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post #10 of 15
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I'm considering buying a new motherboard that will support this chip.

It all started like this ..

- I bought a new 6600GT 8x agp graphics card ($205.00)
I was running it with my 2.4ghz celeron, and getting bad performance so I had deducted it was a psu / cooling problem.

- I purchased a new 500w psu / 3 case fans ($170.00)
It appeared it was not a power issue, so I was told I had to solve a cpu bottleneck by buying a new processor.

- I bought this 2.8Ghz HT 533fsb Prescott ($205.00)
I just found out it doesn't work with my ASRock m266 motherboard.

- I am likely going to order this new motherboard which has 8x AGP for my graphics card (my current ASRock only has 4x). It also has Prescott support.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...559072&CatId=0


I cannot return the Prescott chips, so it seems this new motherboard is my only option. ughhh.
    
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