When you mentioned that your R500 does not boot with the X9100 installed, does that mean that you get nothing when the R500 powers up? A black screen, or it can not even boot to the BIOS?
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On a different note, I'd pass on anything faster/hotter than T9600 in these machines with the stock cooling.
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R61 has problems with top-shelf CPUs, but this is not an issue for R500. Are you using 90W PSU? What thermal grease did you put in there?
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A blank black screen would usually mean that the processor microcode is outdated or is not present, assuming that the processor itself is working. I would like to be sure about this though, did you check your BIOS version which should be 3.13? Is the embedded controller's firmware version 1.06?txnative3 wrote: ↑Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:12 amWhen i have had the x9100 installed it only shows the power light is on ...shows a blank black screen...using a 65watt power adapter &even with a new charged battery only shows getting power but will not post to os or bios...do remember on the sl510 used a 65 watt adapter & worked with no problem.
wujstefan has a good question too, do you actually have 2 X9100 processors?
There are not a lot of ways to check, but the first one is testing it on another machine, which you might have done on that SL510.
I have noticed that some processors tend to come with bent pins, so that might be an issue if you did not bend it back to place. Could you check if this is the case for your X9100 that you have installed in your R500? Also, was the socket locked after you installed the X9100? I seem to recall forgetting to lock the socket, and that resulted in a blank black screen.
It is possible to revert to an older BIOS release, but I am not very sure whether if it works on the R500. I only tried that on my R40 that worked with the downgrade, but that is more than a decade ago.
From my perspective, it seems to be very likely that your X9100 has a problem. The last thing I would check for to know that it is the X9100 itself and not the BIOS, is to take off the keyboard and feel the heatsink's heat while the R500 is powered on (with the X9100). If the heatsink starts to feel warm/hot when the R500 is powered on, this means that the problem lies elsewhere in the BIOS or the motherboard. Also, be sure to place your hand or finger to the closest point of where the processor seats at.
However, if the heatsink does not feel warm or hot, this means that your X9100 is dead. A non-functional processor should not produce any heat.
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