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Compatibility Issue - Biostar Motherboard and Intel CPU

by Stephen_Roop / February 23, 2014 10:27 AM PST

Hi, everyone, I hope that this is a place where I can get some assistance.

Anyway, my problem is that I was building a custom computer last month and after getting every item installed in the casing, it wouldn't start. The items I used were as follows:

-Western Digital 1TB Internal 3.5"
-Samsung Internal CD/DVD Drive
-Rosewill FBM-01 Case
-Rosewill RV350-2 350W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply
-G.SKILL NS Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 RAM
-BIOSTAR H61MGV3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
-Intel Celeron G1610 Ivy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor

Now, when to my dismay it didn't turn on, I did some error checking and determined that it wasn't the RAM, power source, or hard drive. This led me to believe that the motherboard and CPU weren't communicating properly.

Basically, I need to know if I'm crazy or not, is the Biostar motherboard not compatible with the Intel CPU or not? :-\

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According to the Biostar web site these CPUs are supported
by wpgwpg / February 23, 2014 10:38 AM PST
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Celeron is supported
by itsdigger / February 23, 2014 10:47 AM PST
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Update some Celerons but not yours
by wpgwpg / February 23, 2014 10:48 AM PST

If you go to the web site I listed above and click the CPU tab, there're some Celeron models listed there. Unfortunately yours is not one of them. Here're the supported models

Intel® Celeron® Dual Core G540T Q1D1 2.10 GHz 100MHZ 35W
1155 Intel® Celeron® Dual Core G470 QCB8 2.0GHz 100 MHz 35W
1155 Intel® Celeron® Processor G555 QCB0 2.70 GHz 100MHz 65W
1155 Intel® Celeron® Processor G550T Q1FA 2.20 GHz 100MHz 35W
1155 Intel® Celeron® Processor G540 Q1CX 2.50 GHz 100MHZ 65W
1155 Intel® Celeron® Processor G530T Q1CZ 2.0GHz 100MHZ 35W
1155 Intel® Celeron® Processor G530 Q1CV 2.40 GHz 100MHZ 65W
1155 Intel® Celeron® Processor G465 QCB9 1.90 GHz 100MHz 35W
1155 Intel® Celeron® Processor G460 QBHR 1.80 GHz 100MHZ 35W
1155 Intel® Celeron® Processor G440 QAQC 1.60 GHz 100MHZ 35W

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by itsdigger / February 23, 2014 10:56 AM PST

the G1610 is not listed ( I bet it works though) Devil

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As for compatibilty goes,
by Oldartq / February 23, 2014 11:48 AM PST

I have to agreed with itsdigger. I see the G1610 uses socket 1155 so I just can't see why it's not compatible. Ok I have never work with ECC memory so I really don't understand too much about it. Now the mobo supports ECC and you have non-ecc ram. Maybe take a look at the bios and see if there is a place where ecc can be turn off. Like I said I am just thinking out loud because I am just guessing.

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by Stephen_Roop / February 24, 2014 3:04 AM PST

Essentially, I need to either replace the motherboard or the CPU in order to get the computer to work.

Do any of you have any motherboards in mind that you would recommend perhaps? Happy

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This one says it support the G1610
by Oldartq / February 24, 2014 6:49 AM PST
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