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Thread: MP on an XP board?




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    Alright here's the situation:
    push power
    fan comes on
    HD and CD drives start spinning
    lights turn on

    no beep
    no display
    no keyboard lights.

    I think it's the mobo as when I disconnect everything but the vid card it does the same thing. I tried a different power source, a different monitor, a different vid card just about everything. I even removed the CPU and RAM hoping for some series of beeps and yet I got nothing. If anyone can come up with a possible other component causing the problem, I'm up for suggestions.

    It's just starting to tick me off, as this particular mobo seems to work for a couple of months at a time and quit. I'm currently on my sixth return and its just getting annoying. I haven't even attempted to play with mods or tweaks with any of the hardware as I haven't the time just trying to get the fricking thing to work. The case definitely has enough airflow and my temps have always been normal. I've checked for dust problems and even wiped the thing down with acetone to ensure there's nothing stuck to it where it shouldn't be. Dammit

    Anyway, since I'm just getting sick of the mobo itself and I really don't feel like getting another multi-cpu board, does any one know if using my MP CPU on an XP board would pose any problems?
    [Edited for grammar, youthful frustrated text still intact]
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    Acetone is safe? i.e. paint remover?
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    MP will work, in theory, on a XP board.
    I say in theory cuz all MP is, is a XP with its bridges cut. :) but I have no MP to play with to test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kane2g
    MP will work, in theory, on a XP board.
    I say in theory cuz all MP is, is a XP with its bridges cut. :) but I have no MP to play with to test.
    i think you've got that a little mixed up.
    An MP is an XP without the L5 bridges cut, its also been tested by AMD to work in SMP

    But yes, a motherboard that works with and XP, will work with an MP

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    thats what I meant to say. XP has the bridges cut.
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    Yes Or1()n acetone is safe to use, its especially good for cleaning thermal grease off of ur proc :thumb: If u wanna see something funny put some acetone into a styrofoam cup, watch out though it will make a mess :D

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    Thanks for the advice and sorry I haven't replied in what one might call a timely manner. Too many term papers.... not enough me.
    As for the acetone as mentioned above: It's pretty safe. Xylene based cleaners such as goof-off work well too to clean the thermal junk off of your processors.
    The mobo is a tyan s2466 with the 4mb bios.

    Thx again

    [Edited for grammar and subject clarity]
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    the best thermal grease remover is zippo or ronson lighter fluid, doesnt hurt anything
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