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    Dell Pc Problem

    Recently downgraded a PC from a 2.4Ghz Prescott, 800 bus to a 1.7Ghz celeron, 400bus


    Now, when I turn it on theres no post screen and it doesnt work, yet, when I replace the 2.4Ghz CPU it posts fine... even thought the FSB is half, it should be backwards compatible right? Is my CPU duff? Or are dells just dodgy, as most people with a dell wont be upgrading, let alone downgrading
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    Perhaps the bios is locked to 200Mhz - and wont let you drop to 100Mhz?

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      • CPU:
      • E5200 @ 3.75Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB kingston HyperX 8500
      • Storage:
      • 2*WD640gb in Raid 0 +500gb 32mb seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG GTX 260 Maxcore OC2
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 650w TX
      • Case:
      • Stacker 831 black
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 23" fujitsu 3230t LCD 1920*1080
      • Internet:
      • 8mb
    i wouldnt have thought that it would support a celly 1.7 as that runs at a diff voltage (1.75 irc) ,much higher than the northwoods and prescotts do, that is assuming tho that it is an old desktop celly and not a mobile one?

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    Tis a desktop celly, do you think a 533 chip would work? (NW?)
    Quote Originally Posted by Knoxville
    As I find big muff's to be a bit of an aquired taste
    AMD Athlon 4400X2 @ 2.565PenisextentionMhz
    Dual Layer, Gold Plated, LED Power,Dual Golden OMG IT MAKES MY CodPiece BIGGER 1-1-1-1 DDR62.3 @ 1222.3433Mhz
    5 X 400GB Porn Array
    X1800XT Dildo enchanged 3D Version, 512MegaLongJohn
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    • da_ging's system
      • CPU:
      • E5200 @ 3.75Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB kingston HyperX 8500
      • Storage:
      • 2*WD640gb in Raid 0 +500gb 32mb seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG GTX 260 Maxcore OC2
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 650w TX
      • Case:
      • Stacker 831 black
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 23" fujitsu 3230t LCD 1920*1080
      • Internet:
      • 8mb
    yep any northwood core should work , afaik all the desktop celly's 2Ghz and above are northwoods

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