After being given even more old PC bits I now have questions about switching CPU's.
I've tried swapping my old socket 478 1.7Ghz for a P4 2.5Ghz (socket 478).
The motherboard is an ASUS P4B-533VM.
And here begin the problems...(and the questions)!
1) After the swap the PC gets to BIOS then freezes, doesn't accept any keyboard input then restarts and repeats the above.
I've realised the P4 1.7 is 1.75 volts while the P4 2.5 is 1.5 volts (also the wattage is different). Is this the problem or should the motherboard adjust for this?
2) When I removed the heatsink from the 1.7 the CPU came with it and is stuck to the heatsink. Now I cannot reinstall it to it's 'home' motherboard. How can I get the CPU off the heatsink without damaging it. It looks like it's stuck using thermal tape or something. There is a black square around the edges of the CPU which I think is the tape.
3) Should this CPU work in this board anyway?
As always any help/information is greatly appreciated.
Mother board is: P4B-533VM socket 478
CPU (was) : P4 1.7Ghz L1 8kb. L2 256kb swapping to P4 2.5Ghz L1 8kb. L2 512kb
GFX Card : NVidia 6600GT 128MB DDR3
RAM : 128MB DDR PC2100 (slot 1)
: 512MB DDR PC2300 (slot 2)
HDD : 80GB Western Digital IDE
OS : Windows XP Pro SP2