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A S Dec 22, 2001, 09:27am EST Report Abuse
Im having some trouble installing Athlon XP 1800 and ECS K7S5A.
I connected everything to the motherboard as manual said and when I turned computer on it just beeped few times.

I read from manual about different beeps but it wasnt like described in manual. It was closest to beeps that mean CPU is overheated or that system is running at lower frequency. I also bought a huge fan for cpu so it cant be overheated.

Monitor didnt turn on either which is very wierd.

CPU and mobo both worked in store so it must be something I did wrong but Im not sure what.

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Robert Kropiewnicki Dec 23, 2001, 04:01pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Installing new cpu and mobo
A S,

Are you using some kind of thermal paste in between the heatsink and processor?

R W Dec 24, 2001, 12:25am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Installing new cpu and mobo
you checked the ram is REALLY in properly? also check the vid card

you say the monitor doesnt turn on, i take you mean its just a black screen? If it actually doesnt power on, what does it plug into? the wall or your case

also what power supply you got & what graphics card?

Rhort Jan 03, 2002, 04:55am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Installing new cpu and mobo
Does everything else power up properly? CPU fan, PSU fan, power light? Also, try with just one stick of RAM, and make sure it's in the 'first' slot (usually called 'Slot 0')

~ The manual said "Requires Windows '95 or better" I installed Linux!
Mike Foley Jan 18, 2002, 11:29pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Installing new cpu and mobo
As mentioned above it is important to have the correct power supply. Also double check to make sure all the dip switches/jumpers are set correctly. I would tell you to make sure the m/b supports your processor, but if it worked in the store that shouldn't be the problem. What kind of m/b was it?



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