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    Default Asrock K7 upgrade 600 + 754 bridge AMD Athlon 64 3400+

    Hi All,

    I know that this mobo is quite old, however was wondering if anybody here have / had experience with it.
    I'm trying to install an AMD Athlon 64 3400+ on the 754 bridge card and it's not working, I get no post, no beeping, nothing. I followed up the instructions in the mobo manual regarding setup of jumpers (disable socket A and enable socket 754 on card), reset the CMOS (both jumper option and removal of battery for half hour), I had flashed the latest BIOS 1.90 even though supposedly all BIOS support the 754 card and the mentioned CPU. Before purchasing the cpu I checked in asrock site the cpu compatibility list for the mobo and it all matches. Since I couldn't get it to work, I went back to my old harware config with a Sempron 2200+ in socket A (462) and it worked. I know that the new cpu works as it was tested by vendor and it has a warranty. Any hints, tips, help altogether would be appreciated.

    P.S. I did a search on the forum and couldn't find anything, also google and even wrote to asrock support and after 3 days I haven't received any response.

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    Default Re: Asrock K7 upgrade 600 + 754 bridge AMD Athlon 64 3400+

    I hadn't that board, but just for your post to get some reply: Have you removed all components: CPU, RAM and AGP card relating Socket A(462) before installing the ones relating Socket754? Have you connected bridge's independent (4 pin +12V ATX) power connector?

    Also, for a correct CMOS clear do:
    1- Disconnect main,
    2- Press the power button once (in order to flush any remaining input capacitor charges)
    3- Either, press cmos-clear button, (or) short-circuit the related jumper, or take away the battery for an hour, whichever possible for the board.

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    Default Re: Asrock K7 upgrade 600 + 754 bridge AMD Athlon 64 3400+

    Quote Originally Posted by bahram_alinezhad View Post
    I hadn't that board, but just for your post to get some reply: Have you removed all components: CPU, RAM and AGP card relating Socket A(462) before installing the ones relating Socket754? Have you connected bridge's independent (4 pin +12V ATX) power connector?

    Also, for a correct CMOS clear do:
    1- Disconnect main,
    2- Press the power button once (in order to flush any remaining input capacitor charges)
    3- Either, press cmos-clear button, (or) short-circuit the related jumper, or take away the battery for an hour, whichever possible for the board.
    Hi bahram_alinezhad, thank you for the tip.

    I did removed all components for the Socket A: CPU, RAM and AGP card (Video card Nvidia Geforce fx 5200) before installing the ones relating socket 754; also I did connect the 4 pin +12V ATX power connector.

    On the CMOS clear, I did press the power button while disconnected from the main, did the short-circuit related to jumper and removed the battery for 1/2 hour and when I started the pc (back with the old processor) I had to set system clock, etc; thus CMOS was indeed reset.

    Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Asrock K7 upgrade 600 + 754 bridge AMD Athlon 64 3400+

    How about setting up CPU Multiplier Jumper (J1, 5x3-pin) manually?

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    Default Re: Asrock K7 upgrade 600 + 754 bridge AMD Athlon 64 3400+

    Hi, did you manage to get it to boot ?
    I'm I also upgrading it with same components.

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    Default Re: Asrock K7 upgrade 600 + 754 bridge AMD Athlon 64 3400+

    Should I clear CMOs after I unplugg old CPU and RAM ?

    Or should I clear CMOS after I install new CPU 3400 and RAM on bridge card ?

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    Default Re: Asrock K7 upgrade 600 + 754 bridge AMD Athlon 64 3400+

    Quote Originally Posted by vejn View Post
    Should I clear CMOs after I unplugg old CPU and RAM ?

    Or should I clear CMOS after I install new CPU 3400 and RAM on bridge card ?
    Hi vejn, I cleared the CMOS several times after installation, then removed the card, went back to original setup and cleared again, still I had no luck.

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    Default Re: Asrock K7 upgrade 600 + 754 bridge AMD Athlon 64 3400+

    Quote Originally Posted by bahram_alinezhad View Post
    How about setting up CPU Multiplier Jumper (J1, 5x3-pin) manually?

    Hi, for some reason I didn't get a notification of this answer back in it's day, but yes, I believe I've tried that again with no luck.

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    Default Re: Asrock K7 upgrade 600 + 754 bridge AMD Athlon 64 3400+

    Quote Originally Posted by pharmako View Post
    Hi, for some reason I didn't get a notification of this answer back in it's day, but yes, I believe I've tried that again with no luck.
    Did you do it like this
    http://www.gnt.fi/sivut/esitteet/Upgrade-Steps-754.pdf

    It says taht you don't need to clear cmos.
    I will try to plug in bridge card in 2 weeks.

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    Default Re: Asrock K7 upgrade 600 + 754 bridge AMD Athlon 64 3400+

    Quote Originally Posted by vejn View Post
    Did you do it like this
    http://www.gnt.fi/sivut/esitteet/Upgrade-Steps-754.pdf

    It says taht you don't need to clear cmos.
    I will try to plug in bridge card in 2 weeks.

    Hi, I did, also I had to move the video car to a lower PCI port as otherwise I wouldn't have been able to insert the K8 bridge. I clear the CMOS after several attempts to get to POST failed.

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