How to switch motherboard and processor only.

By wompai ·
I have a AMD sempron 2600+ 1.6 GHZ proccesor and a MSI MS-7142 K8MM-v Motherboard and I want to switch these with a Intel Pentium IV 2.4 GHZ and a motherboard that came with the Pentium IV. T tried this but the pc wouldn't turn on until I plugged in the speaker(WTF?!). After that I smelled the scent of burned plastic... My question:
Is my motherboard dead and (if not) can I install it without a problem and (if yes) how????

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If you smelled...

by cmiller5400 In reply to How to switch motherboard ...

If you smelled burned plastic, then you should find out what bit the dust before continuing. Probably will find a black hole/smudge somewhere on the board. Don't forget to check the power supply.

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Power Supply

by wompai In reply to If you smelled...

But it can't be the power supply because after that I reinstalled my old motherboard, and ran it on the same power supply... I also checked the board and processor for a black hole but I couldn't find one.
Any other suggestions???

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double check your

by Snuffy09 In reply to How to switch motherboard ...

your pin settings for power switch on the new motherboard

make sure you psu meets the standards for the
new cpu/mobo (does it supply enough power for the socket/cpu?)

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pin settings

by wompai In reply to double check your

Do you mean the way the power switch is connected to the motherboard? (if yes) I Equiped it the same way as I did with the MSI board.

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Check All Hardware

by TheChas In reply to How to switch motherboard ...

You need to check all of your hardware.

I'm sure these 2 motherboards use different RAM and different video cards.

Also take a close look at the case. There is a good chance you had to add a standoff for the MSI board that hits circuits on the Intel board.

Of course, once you get the hardware working, your Windows installation is going to complain drastically, or even lock up.

Your best option will be to boot into safe mode the VERY FIRST time you boot into Windows with the new board.

Even then, make sure that all your data is backed up before you boot into Windows with a different motherboard as you may need to perform a clean installation of Windows.


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no difference

by wompai In reply to Check All Hardware

These two motherboards use the same RAM memory and videocard, they use both DDR RAM memory and Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 videocard.

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It worked, kind of....

by wompai In reply to How to switch motherboard ...

I've got my motherboard running and it's doing fine but, my pc won't boot windows... It stops when on a black page with a white cursor.
The MoBo is from a Compaq Evo D310 desktop, maybe that has to do with anything...

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Safe Mode

by TheChas In reply to It worked, kind of....

Have you tried pressing F8 when the first starting to load Windows screen comes up and selecting safe mode?

If you do not get that far, you have a more serious system or hard drive problem.

Make sure that you are getting all the way through the BIOS load process and the hard drive light comes on to signify that Windows is starting to load.

If Windows does not start to load, you may still have a hardware problem. Make sure that the BIOS detects the correct hard drive as Primary Master or SATA 0.

If Windows starts to load and you get the black screen, that implies that you have lost or corrupt files on your hard drive.


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