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    Processor Upgrade


    by jquick20 ·

    I’ve upgraded my 1.5 processor to a 2.8 processor. I Can’t start windows. It Blue screens and says cannot continue. The error is always different so im not sure which one to post. Also when it boots up and does the boot sequence it says i have 2 processors when my motherboard only supports 1. Also when i try to re-install windows i get a blue screen also and in bios my VGA is set to AGP. What Do I Do??

    I have an…
    ASUS P4S800 socket 478 motherboard
    512 stick of PC2700 DDR ram (I think)
    A P4 2.8 upgraded from a 1.5
    AGP 4x Nvidia GeForce 4200 ti
    Sound Blaster Audigy One 24 bit
    1 DVD Rom


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    • #3335612

      even windows

      by jaqui ·

      In reply to Processor Upgrade

      gets lost when hardware, such as cpu, gets changed.
      several reboots more and it should have reset the system. if not, re-istall.

    • #3335608
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      Well the first thing

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to Processor Upgrade

      Is the 2.8 P4 has Hyper Threading so it should be showing 2 CPU’s instead of the one that you used to see with the older CPU which didn’t have HTT.
      The BIOS sounds about right but to get maximum performance out of the CPU you should be running 2 Sticks of RAM in the proper slots as well, your M’Board book will tell you what is supposed to go where.

      As for the BSoD that all depends and should be something to do with the OS as it is seeing a HTT CPU now instead of the older unit that was there previously. Since you can get into Windows it must be working to a certain extent although I’m betting that the proper CPU drivers have not been installed so you are not getting the best performance possible.

      The copy of Windows that you have may be responsible for the inability to reload the computer as if it is a “Recovery Disk” as apposed to either an OEM or Retail copy of Windows it most likely can not support the HTT CPU as these copies are not the full version of Windows but only have the drivers that the original system needed and nothing more. They also have any other Software on them as well and this is why they install the whole lot when you run them so you not only get Windows installed but also any Software that came with the system and all of the drivers for any hardware that isn’t included in Windows.

      The proper place to ask questions like this is in the Q & A section where you will get a faster response and more help most likely from someone within your own time zone. As TR has subscribers all around the world there can be quite a time delay in getting an answer. You should also have listed the version of Windows that you are using as well as the hardware.

      I hope that is of some assistance to you maybe a Windows Update will fix the CPU driver problem but if it doesn’t and you only have the Recovery Disc/s you’ll be stuck with the problem until you can find a OEM or Retail copy of Windows and load from that.


    • #3351803

      Wrong forum

      by deepsand ·

      In reply to Processor Upgrade

      This is a tech. problem, in search of a solution.

      It properly belongs in “Technical Q&A,” not in “Discussions.”

      Please re-post there.

      Thank you.

    • #3331058

      Re: Processor Upgrade

      by craig herberg ·

      In reply to Processor Upgrade

      You may need to change your memory latency. Also, you should see if your memory meets specs (it matters a lot more with a faster CPU).

      Good luck.

      Craig Herberg

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