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Question No boot and long beep after replacing processor

Jul 9, 2020
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I wanted to replace my i5 650 on my Veriton S680G motherboard with a quad-core i5 760. As soon as it came, I picked the old CPU out and placed the new one in, the moment I pressed power I was greeted by this long beep. Now, I've also tried putting the i5 650 back in, and the system booted up. I've tried updating my bios Acer P01-B0 to a newer one P01-A4 still no luck. I don't want my purchase to be a waste of money, I hope this is a fix-able issue.

My computer:
4GB ddr3 RAM
250 HDD
RX 560 2GB
i5 650 3.2GHz
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
700 watt generic power supply(?)

Also, here's a reference which is obviously not mine but similar components (MOBO)
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgVqWsZ8jXA
 
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Ralston18

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Continuous long beep?

Possible memory problem. Reference:

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/232990/Acer-Veriton-M680g.html?page=61

However, a memory issue is questionable because the i5 650 boots without problems.

Take a closer look at the motherboard's specs and list(s) of supported CPUs.

For example:

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/678329/Acer-Veriton-S680g.html?page=2

More:

https://icecat.us/en/p/acer/ps.vace3.026/veriton-pcs-workstations-veriton+s680g-4794739.html


Lots of red "X's" in the last link. Not sure what the small red *'s may mean or imply.
 
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Jul 9, 2020
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Continuous long beep?

Possible memory problem. Reference:

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/232990/Acer-Veriton-M680g.html?page=61

However, a memory issue is questionable because the i5 650 boots without problems.

Take a closer look at the motherboard's specs and list(s) of supported CPUs.

For example:

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/678329/Acer-Veriton-S680g.html?page=2

More:

https://icecat.us/en/p/acer/ps.vace3.026/veriton-pcs-workstations-veriton+s680g-4794739.html


Lots of red "X's" in the last link. Not sure what the small red *'s may mean or imply.
Thanks for replying but I have given up, I have blown way too much money on this thing, no point in living I am such an unlucky idiot.
 
Your Q57 chipset supports the i5-760, so the change should have worked.
It is unusual for an intel processor to fail, but it does happen.

But the i5-760 was not a significant upgrade.
The i5-650 has 4 threads and a passmark rating of 2207 and a single thread rating of 1387.
For many games, the single thread rating is the more important.
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-650+@+3.20GHz&id=767
The i5-760 also has 4 threads and a rating of 2591/1314
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-760+@+2.80GHz&id=773
 

Ralston18

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@CarTemperature

Your last two posts are not accurate:

All of us (but I will now speak for myself) have overspent on things. Intentionally or not.

And I have bought things that turned out to be broken. That happens for any number of reasons.

Overall, do not take it out on yourself. Your posted comments are somewhat disturbing. A faulty or mismatched CPU does not warrant such thoughts.

Computers, CPU's and other components have complicated requirements and relationships just on a purely technical basis. Add in slick marketing and poor documentation - yes things will get skewed and not in the end user's favor.

@geofelt's post provides more information - key of which is that the i5-760 should work.

That means your choice was likely applicable and appropriate.

You are not at fault if some detail in the specifications or circumstances did not permit the CPU to function.

Just identify another potential candidate CPU or stay with what you have.

Rethink the need for the i5-760.

Especially if it either will not work or not even provide a meaningful improvement in system performance while gaming.
 

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