First post, by chris2021
It's a given the proper microcode is needed for a specific cpu to mate properly with a motherboard. But what if you plug the wrong type of cpu, specifically a different family of lga 2011 chip? Can you damage thr board or cpu? If both is no, should the board show some sign of life, even just the power supply fan starting?
I have another chip intended for an entirely different board.
I bought 4 chinese lga2011-3 boards, new, 18$ apiece. Sweet deal for a whole mess of garbage. Anyway, I plugged the cpu in wrong on the first try. Nothing happened. I touch the front panel power pins with a key. Nada. I move to the 2nd board, I attempt to power it without a cpu or ram or gpu. Nada. Same with 3rd. I'm saving the 4th once I'm informed of the special procedure required.to bring these to life.
I've started numerous boards before. The power supply checks out fine. Do these just go back?