Close

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    DF VIP Member Gunnzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    780
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked:        30
    Karma Level
    281

    Default Asus A7N8X - CPU upgrade to Barton 2500 problem

    This is my current system :

    Asus A7N8X (rev 2.0 with latest BIOS) NOT Deluxe
    Athlon XP 1800
    2x256Mb PC3200 Twinmos CL2.5 memory
    Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT (Fireblade)
    Seagate Barracuda IV 80Gb drive
    Nexus NX-3500 350W PSU.

    The system is working fine but I decided to upgrade the CPU to a Barton 2500. The Asus website said that it was compatible with the A7N8X.

    However when changing to the Barton CPU, there is no post (no video, no beeps, but fans start up etc)

    I cleared the CMOS but no difference.
    I have tried the memory in every available slot but no difference.
    I have tried different memory no difference.


    Can anyone help please ?

  2. #2
    DF VIP Member Mr_Flash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Poker Table
    Posts
    1,237
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked:        14
    Karma Level
    333

    Default Re: Asus A7N8X - CPU upgrade to Barton 2500 problem

    If you put the old chip back in does it work fine again???

    If so i reckon your 2500 chip is faulty. If the 1800 chip no longer works then it's looking like the m/board has blown.

  3. #3
    DF VIP Member Gunnzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    780
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked:        30
    Karma Level
    281

    Default Re: Asus A7N8X - CPU upgrade to Barton 2500 problem

    Yes it works fine if the XP1800 is put back in. However, the 2500 works fine in a friends motherboard.

  4. #4
    DF Rookie merovingian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    0

    Re: Asus A7N8X - CPU upgrade to Barton 2500 problem

    This may be due to jumper settings. If you have your jumpers set up for the 1800xp chip you may need to change them for the baron 2500.

    Even on a "jumperless" board set to auto this could be the problem as my father found out. The problem was his processor chip was very new and the motherboard firmware couldn't detect the appropriate settings so he had to flash update the bios/cmos.

    Try setting the fbus and multiplier manually or setting everything to safe mode (100mhz). If you don't have the manual it should be on the Asus website.

    Merovingian

  5. #5
    DF VIP Member harryb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Dundee
    Posts
    3,128
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked:        8
    Karma Level
    383

    Default Re: Asus A7N8X - CPU upgrade to Barton 2500 problem

    remember that the fsb is 333 on the bartons incase you never set that

  6. #6
    DF VIP Member Leeum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    England, UK
    Posts
    233
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    0

    Default Re: Asus A7N8X - CPU upgrade to Barton 2500 problem

    had similar problems, resat heatsink and fan
    :thumbs

Similar Threads

  1. Floppy problem
    By urbsy in forum PC Problems
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 7th September 2002, 12:04 AM
  2. F12002 Problem
    By shawtek in forum Microsoft Consoles
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 31st August 2002, 10:20 AM
  3. quest to upgrade my PC
    By bluenose2000 in forum Cheapskates Corner
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29th August 2002, 07:05 PM
  4. Problem with Compaq Armada E500 Laptop
    By Mr Olympia in forum PC Problems
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29th August 2002, 02:40 PM
  5. real audio recording problem
    By flypitcher in forum Music Factory
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28th August 2002, 11:25 PM

Social Networking Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •