Well, it sounds like you are trying to put a Prescott CPU in a Northwood motherboard. Now, I'm just basing this on your post. I was too lazy to check out the stats on your motherboard for myself.
I recently purchased a P4 with the following stats
Processor type Intel Pentium 4
Part number RK80546PG0801M
Processor markings 3.00GHZ/1M/800
Package type FC-mPGA4
Processor speed (GHz) 3
Bus speed (MHz) 800
L2 cache size (KB) 1024
Manufacturing technology (micron) 0.09
Core Stepping E0
And the system will not boot up with it installed. Is there a possible conflict or problem with it and my motherboard?
I have an AOpen AX45-V
It's supposed to handle a 478 pin CPU socket ( Northwood/ Willamette ) P4 processor 3.0 and up.
Is there any way to test the processor before returning it to see if it is bad, or, is there a possible conlict that the board can't accept the new processor.
Please help. I do alot of wedding videos with it and i would like to have the extra speed and memory.