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- Dell L866R Processor Upgrade problems
April 6, 2006, 2:30 pm
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everything I had read and everyone I have talked to around the office
it should have worked fine. However, when i installed the new
processor and turned on the machine I got absolutley NO video coming
from the monitor. Nothing, zip, nada. The little green light on the
monitor blinks but that is it. Does anyone have any ideas on what
might be causing this? Thanks BK
Re: Dell L866R Processor Upgrade problems
What's a Dell L886R like? What motherboard chipset? What's
the lowest voltage it'll support?
Your coworkers were wrong, on average a board that runs a
coppermine will not run a Tualatin as there were pin
changes, and the Tualatin has the lower voltage.
Some of the later socket 370 boards supported the voltage
but there's still that pin incompatiblity to get around.
"Some" chipsets and motherboard designs can use a simple pin
adapter like this;
That shows several examples but if your board is socket 370
rather than slot 1, I was thinking of this one specifically;
but of course somewhere it's still in stock. There are
probably a few on ebay for $4.
These simplier pin adapters are most likely to work on Intel
815 or Via 694X (Apollo Pro) chipsets, not Sis. Some Intel
810 chipsets might work, I don't recall trying a later
revision of one with those adapters but I know the earlier
ones (first generation) wouldn't work unless you had a
Powerleap something-or-other adapter which was expensive for
what it was, it's era, and seems even expensive today when a
board that natively supports Tualatins (as your P3 1.2 is),
can be pretty cheap.
You could try unplugging system from AC then clearing CMOS,
but I would't hold out much hope, is just the chance without
hardware mods of some kind or other.