Hello... hardware n00b.. sorry.
I think my problem stems from an underpowered system, but I'd like to get the experts opinion, so here goes..
I've got a PC, Pentium 4, socket 478, 1.6GHz, with at 300 watt power supply. Recently I picked up at socket 478 Pentium 4 Prescott 3.0GHz CPU. I swapped out the CPUs and... nothing. System powers on, but no display, no beeps. The, I believe its, the CPU light, and one of the CDROM lights has a constant light to it, but no POST, nothing.
My thoughts on the possible problems are:
1. CPU requires more power than my PSU is generating (I've already got 2 cdrom drives, hard drive, and an AGP card that draws power directly from a power plug)
2. Motherboard BIOS may be too old, perhaps needs to be flashed?
3. Or a combination of the two
So, what are your thoughts on this, guys?