2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 6, 2010 2:58 PM by Ytterbium

    Unable to Install Intel Core 2 Duo Processor. Please Help



      I purchased new processor, but I can't succesfully install it.


      New Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8400 Freq.: 3 GHz

      My Mothership: Gateway, Intel(Council Buffs) 945G Viiv motherboard (Socket: LGA775)


      I followed the instructions and installed it correctly. However, when I tried to start my computer I had:

      - screen blackout (monitor reamined turned off).

      - fan on the processor ran faster all the time. 

      I installed it three times with the same results.

      In addition, my old processor works well (Intel Core 2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz 1.80 GHz).

      I have no clue why my new processor fails. Can anyone help me? Thanks.


      Rest of my system:

      Model: Gateway GT5438

      Memory: 3070 MB

      System: 32-bit Windows Vista

      Graphic Card: Invidia GF 9800 GX2