Comp wont boot after CPU swap

By zippersweater
Aug 4, 2008
  1. Hi, Any help on this would be appreciated... I recently put a Celeron CPU ( Intel® Celeron® D Processor 335 (2.80GHz, 533MHz FSB, 256KB L2 cache))

    Which should work in a 478 socket into my motherboard (Intel Corporation D865GVHZ AAC93540-101) which has a mPGA 478b socket...

    and it wont boot up!!!!

    Any ideas?
  2. zippersweater

    zippersweater TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Before wasting anyones time, i think i figured it out... my board supports 400 MHZ FSB and my cpu has 533.

    IS there any way, using overclocking or something to make them work?
  3. seanc

    seanc TS Rookie Posts: 88

    You'd have to downclock the processor, resulting in a 400mhz bus speed and a slower operating frequency for the processor. If the board hasn't done it automatically then I doubt there's anything you can do.
  4. zippersweater

    zippersweater TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So if it doesnt boot then it didnt do it automatically and im shopping for a new cpu right?
  5. seanc

    seanc TS Rookie Posts: 88

    Yes, you're shopping for a CPU that your motherboard supports.

    However, socket 478 is quite an old technology now so it may be worthwhile upgrading your processor, motherboard and RAM.
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