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new cpu installed, will not boot!

Don't ask how to over-clock.

Post Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:21 pm
Denniss BIOS Guru
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Post Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:21 pm
Denniss BIOS Guru

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Hyper-Threading support requires two things :
Hardware support, motherboard/chipset have to support it
Software support, Bios has to support it as well as OS
Both are depending on each other.

Instead of paying a lot for a useless Bios you should have better bought a newer mainboard supporting HTT.


Post Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:40 am
Ritchie BIOS Guru

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I have to say that I agree with Denniss. As both he clearly stated and as I also pointed out eariler, both the board and BIOS must support hyper-threading.

If not, it does not matter what BIOS you install, you will not be able to use a HT (hyper-threading CPU).

Post Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:23 am
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so basically esupport lied to me by saying the bios upgrade would ad HT support. i basically i am using this old medion 1294 desktop, and i wanted to max it out until i build a new computer, i dont think i can slap a new motherboard in this one cuz i bought it in costco and it was pre built.
this is what i am working with, i have it about maxed out as much as it will take, it has 2gb ram, p4 2.66 pny geforce 6600 256 agp. that video card was a pain to get working, that was why i did the bios in the first place. check out all the fans i put in! i changed the psu since the pix, it has a 650w one, and a different processor heatsink and fan. soundblaster 24bit value card. it also has dual nec dvd burners. this thing is like a crazy modded out old pc. lol
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This hack boasts that it can give you HT support... I guess it's worth a shot.

http://www.rom.by/english.html

Post Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:34 am
Ritchie BIOS Guru

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If the board does not support HT, the BIOS cannot add HT support.

Denniss seems to think the board does not support HT. My position is that I do not know if the board supports HT. If you want to find out whether the board is a HT board, check it's specs - probably on the website I directed you to.

If this is a non-HT board, forget your new CPU working on this board.

Post Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:30 pm
Denniss BIOS Guru

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nitpicking: HT is HyperTransport, P4HT is P4 with Hyper-Threading, HTT = Hyper-Threading Technology

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