1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 27, 2009 3:32 AM by Aryan2411



      I have a Media Center PC with a D915PBL board and a Pentium 4 processor.  The machine started to report processor overheating and occasionally restarts spontaneously.  Because the Pentium 4 is not available anymore, I wanted to replace the processor with one of the newer generations, but the D915PBL can apparently only take Pentium 4 and Celeron processors.  What to do?  And if I have to replace the motherboard, which one do I choose as I want as smooth as possible transition without a lot of drivers, etc. problems.  Best would be a replcement Pentium 4 processor (mine is 3.2 GHz, running at 800 MHz bus speed).

        • 1. Re: D915PBL

          Hi there,

          Check the CPU temperature in the BIOS, from Advanced >> Hardware Monitoring.

          Check the Thermal Specification for the CPU if it is still within the range of operation.
          Get your CPU sl number and search in the link below.
          Website: http://processorfinder.intel.com/default.aspx



          If it is much over the range then, check the following:
          Do a CMOS clear and Download the latest BIOS and update it thru recovery mode


          Make sure that you have a PSU Atx Version 2.0 at least.
          Make sure that the chassis is TAC - Thermally Advantage Chassis
          Check for proper aeration in the chassis. (cable)
          Re-integrate the cpu with new small amount of thermal paste (clean the cpu before)
          Check and test the system out of the chassis and see if it behaves the same way


          Intel Desktop Utilities:
          Try this:

          Website: http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/software/idu/

          Hope this helps a bit.

          Kind Regards,