So I've been running a set-up with a Biostar P4M800 Pro-M7 mobo and an old Celeron D processor. I've wanted to upgrade the celeron for ages, but never have the cash on hand. So a friend of mine got a Core 2 Quad Q8300 last week, and can't use it so he gave it to me. The problem is, the mobo only supports up to core 2 duo (though the new chipset is still 775). I tried hooking it up anyways, and indeed, the computer wouldn't post.
So, does this sound like the mobo just cant recognize the cpu? I checked, and the cpu is running (heating up).
If so, is there anything I can do (flash the bios, etc) to get the chip running on my biostar mobo.
Eventually, I can upgrade my mobo, but that's not an option at the moment.
Thanks for your help,