My CPU cooler died and then my Athlon, 1.3 GHz (A1333AMS3C) Processor died. Now when I power it up it will not POST, for obvious reasons, but the light on my CD ROM comes on and stays on and I also cannot soft power down the PC. You may think that this is normal with a bad CPU but here is the twist. When I pull out the CPU, the CD-ROM light stays on and it will not soft power down. Its like when the CPU died it left the chipset (or something) in a state that is not reset when power is removed. I would hate to replace the CPU only to find that I have to replace the motherboard also. Any suggestions or thoughts? Thanks for any help.
QUOTE(Charlie22911 @ Sep 14 2005, 05:41 PM)is there any discoloration on the CPU? have you tried it in another MB and does the CPU socket have any discoloration? [right][snapback]502989[/snapback][/right]
No, there is no sign of over heating on the mobo but the cpu is dark brown on the botton and a little on top. I don't have a way to test it in another MB. Thanks for your reply.