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MOBO Gigabyte GA-6VTXD

By SilverBack ·
I replaced existing mobo (GA-6VTXE)on a shop-built computer--I thought I was ordering another GA-6VTXE, but I received the GA-6VTXD. Major difference--except for board size and layout-- seems to be that the "D" is a dual processor mobo. I removed the old board, and one at a time, I installed the original components onto the new mobo, inserting the CPU into the #1 CPU socket. When I apply power, CPU fan and hard drive spun up, but the computer never gets to execute the bios, never gets to POST, and there are no status lights on the front of the case. I've removed and reinserted memory and video card, removed sound card and modem.

I'm pretty much at a loss of what to do next. Any hints???

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by CptOmlly In reply to MOBO Gigabyte GA-6VTXD

Well... Its a little tough finding information on this mobo, but it seems that perhaps you MUST have the 2nd processor installed for the board to function. The manual for the board doesn't ever refer to single processor operation. It ONLY shows dual configuration, but it never explicitly says that dual CPU is required. Have you called the vendor you purchased this from to see if they can lend any insight? Also, you might try www.giga-byte.com Technical Service Zone (under Support menu) to see if they can assist you.

Hope this helps.

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by CptOmlly In reply to

I found the following post on axiontech.com's product listing for the GA-6VTX

Warning, this chip will only run dual CPU with 512kb cache chips. Will not work with Celeron or P3 256kb chips! The documentation is not very upfront about this.

So, this is most likely the issue.

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by SilverBack In reply to

This was NOT the answer I wanted, but it was actually pretty much what I expected. I appreciate your quick response.

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by SilverBack In reply to MOBO Gigabyte GA-6VTXD

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by SilverBack In reply to MOBO Gigabyte GA-6VTXD

This is significantly ex post facto, but.... I finally got a response from customer support. With some undocumented switch settings, the MOBO did boot in a single processor configuration.

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