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Fault - Possible Dead CPU ?

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Brand new Motherboard.

Monitor displaying No VGA Cable. Tried multiple new cables and three monitors.

Would a dead CPU be able to cause this and would a dead CPU stop the Mother board Bios from running at start up ?
 
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Dosen't seem to be on the cpu support list? Seems to be an AM2+/AM3 cpu whereas your board seems to be only AM3+? I know little about AMD so sorry if i'm wrong.
 
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Dosen't seem to be on the cpu support list? Seems to be an AM2+/AM3 cpu whereas your board seems to be only AM3+? I know little about AMD so sorry if i'm wrong.

I'm in the same boat re : AMD last year or two. I did check and thought it was compatible. Maybe I done goofed.

Anyone tell me what the cheapest CPU I can look at for that Motherboard is please ? Guessing I'm looking at :

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-322-AM&groupid=701&catid=1967&subcat=803 ???
 
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Seems i was wrong about being AM3+ only, but the cpu seems not to be on the list. From what i remember, A64 and onwards cpus tended not to boot when not supported by BIOS in alot of cases (distinctly remember when i had 30 Winchester cpus and all the boards had an older Newcastle only BIOS, fun days flashing 30 boards with the one newcastle i had, soldered chip too so no hot flash!). Seems the Sempron 140 is the lowest it'll suppport.
 
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Seems i was wrong about being AM3+ only, but the cpu seems not to be on the list. From what i remember, A64 and onwards cpus tended not to boot when not supported by BIOS in alot of cases (distinctly remember when i had 30 Winchester cpus and all the boards had an older Newcastle only BIOS, fun days flashing 30 boards with the one newcastle i had, soldered chip too so no hot flash!). Seems the Sempron 140 is the lowest it'll suppport.

OK mate thank you.

May sound dumb to most folk but I wasn't sure if the CPU was involved in the BIOS boot process.

I've ordered one of those 250s.
 
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