Is the CPU dead?

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Hi, I'm new to this site and have spent a couple hours reading post and was able finding similar info for my question, hope this isn't a repeated question.

I have a Soyo SY-K7VTA-B MB and I recently purchased an Athlon TBird 1300(A1300AS3B)(100MHz Bus).

The CPU hasn't been overclock nor has the MB.

But any way I was going to upgrade the K7VTA-B board from a 750MHz Duron(100) to the Athlon 1300(100), the charts on the Soyo site say it can be upgraded to Athlon 1400(100) with the upgraded bios flash.
I have flashed it to the newest version 2BA1.
When I installed the 1300 I get a message from the voice doctor thing built into the board can't really make out what it says because of the system speaker, but it sounds like it saying something about the processor being seated but I've taken it out and reseated it several times and get the same message and it won't post, so I tried it on a Soyo SY-KT400 Dragon Ultra MD board I have which also has the voice doctor thing but it doesn't give a message, the light on the motherboard comes on, all the fans and stuff come on and the cpu heatsink gets warm as if it's working.
 

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Ok. I will assume that you tested the board after you flahsed it to make sure it was in good working order.

My first suggestion would be to reset the CMOS, just incase a setting is causing a conflict with your replacement processor. To do this you will have to move a jumper on the board. Consult your manual or post back for additional info if you do not know how to do this.

As a side note: The lights and fans coming on rely's upon an electrical circuit only. The cpu could be dead and that would have no bearing on it. A current would still pass through the cpu and it would heat up as usual.
 

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so did the second motherboard you tested the 1300 on have the same memory you used in the soyo? what i mean is just check to make sure its not a memory thing, then if its not I'd say the cpu could be faulty
 

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I may be wrong but I think the board should still power up and run the first test off the cpu cache. It would then beep at you suggesting there is no memory.

Again, I could be wrong.
 
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Ok. I will assume that you tested the board after you flahsed it to make sure it was in good working order.
Yes, I'm using that board while writting this message.
My first suggestion would be to reset the CMOS, just incase a setting is causing a conflict with your replacement processor.
Cleared it after reading your post. Didn't solve my problem

so did the second motherboard you tested the 1300 on have the same memory you used in the soyo? what i mean is just check to make sure its not a memory thing, then if its not I'd say the cpu could be faulty
I'm not 100% sure your asking me, but the other board(soyo Dragon) has different ram, this one(k7vta-b) has PC133(1Gb), the Dragon has PC3200 and is in a working system.
 
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I purchased it on Ebay :roll:
The CPU was in great condition , no bent pins(no evidence any had been bent), no scratches or evidence of heating.
I checked all the bridges and none of them have been tampered with, over all it looks almost new except you can tell it's had a heat sink pressed down on the the cushion things, don't know what the name for those are, and there was very little paste on it.

The guy has offered to replace it, I'm just trying to rule any installation problem to avoid sending it back for a replacement.
 

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If the system works with another processor and all you are doing is swapping them I can't see any other possiblity.

Since you cleared the CMOS like I suggested you should have gotten rid of the possiblity of incorrect volatage settings and similar issues.

Outside of waving a magic wand, you can try one other thing.

Some motherboards, not sure if all, have the ability to try and boot a minimum config. Immediately after powering up your system, press and hold the insert key until the system comes up. Shouldn't be more than 5 seconds or so typically.

If that doesn't work then I'm afraid you will probably need to return the processor. If it was suppose to be working then it may have been killed by static discharge.
 
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Both boards I tried the processor on have that function, forgot to mention doing that Insert key thing.

It was garanteed not DOA
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6829706447

Don't think there could have been a static discharge, not by me anyway, I'm always care not to touch the pins, and I always use a grounding strap before handling components, this is the first item I've bought that didn't work.