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cpu upgrade. now no video?

By dae_amp_ika_dtp
Oct 4, 2006
  1. ok. i just upgraded an old system form a 950mhz athlon. to a 1200athlon. the cpu seem like its fine. everything powers up, i get no beeps, cd roms try booting. the only problem is there is no video at all. so i reinstalled the 950mhz and it worked fine. one thing that showed up is it said was that there is a graphic driver conflict?(with the 950mhz,with 1200 no video at all). after that message apeared i got bsod and i pressed the "any" key and it got me out of it. then the graphics crashed. its weird cause i didnt do any changes to drivers. but just 30 minutes before upgrading the cpu, i upgraded the bios from version 5-v13. but what would that have to do with causeing graphic driver conflicts? anyone have any suggestions? heres some quick specs
    2x512mb sdram
    1x128mb sdram
    1.2 athlon
    450 watt psu
    2 dvd drives
    100gb hd
    10gb hd
    128mb evga fx5200
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Are you sure that your mobo supports the faster processor?

    It could be that the new bios has changed some device addressing to overcome a problem that the original bios may have had. Its possible, but there's no way to be %100 sure.

    It looks like you may well have mismatched ram, are they all the same speed? And density?
     
  3. dae_amp_ika_dtp

    dae_amp_ika_dtp TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    well the ram is working fine. same speed. same density. the motherboard supports the faster cpu. if everything appears normal but no video. can that indicate that the cpu is good? i noticed it doesnt get hot compared to the 950.
     
  4. dae_amp_ika_dtp

    dae_amp_ika_dtp TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    man i think i really screwed up my mombo. either the bios upgrade was BS. or i completely disatatched a white trace wire. it randomly frezes now. i have no clue whats up..
     
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    What do you mean by "white trace wire"??? can you take a pic of it and post it up?
     
  6. dae_amp_ika_dtp

    dae_amp_ika_dtp TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    its ok. i replaced the motherboard. thanks anyway.
     
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