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P3 is a no go.

By kyleman
Sep 9, 2007
  1. Hey all ive been running a pentium 2 for a while now on a very basic system and ive been given a pentium 3 off a mate. It worked fine with his setup so its not broken but when I boot up mine with it in everything runs, hd, cpu ,psu ect. and all the fans but the screen just stays blank.
    Is there a way to solve this problem?
    Cheers
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Does your motherboard actually support that P3 CPU?

    You may have to update the system BIOS and/or adjust jumpers or DIP switches to match the new multipliers and FSB.
     
  3. kyleman

    kyleman TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 91

    Im not sure if it does but it should shouldnt it. The bios is quite old and ive been wanting to change it but im not quite sure on how or what drivers to use.
     
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    "Im not sure if it does but it should shouldnt it."

    not necessaraly.

    "The bios is quite old and ive been wanting to change it but im not quite sure on how or what drivers to use."

    an update to the BIOS might be the only way for this processor to work on this MB and the drivers should not have to be changed unless u are changing the OP system.
     
  5. kyleman

    kyleman TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 91

    ok.how do i change the bios then? Im sort of new to all this.
     
  6. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    go to web site of the maker of the MB, if u do research there, there will be a place that tells u how and the newest BIOS for that MB, and what is does. u can also find what the MB supports there as far as processors.
     
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