(For lack of a better sub-forum) This issue was originally posted to the VIA support forums, but of course I got no effective response, as that appears to be the norm over there.
I recently purchased a Via C3 600mhz at my local computer store (in-box). When I popped it in my Intel GS810 system (weird OEM toaster-like flexATX creature) it powers up, but no POST. Interestingly enough, Via's website states several motherboard manufaturers that use the Intel 810 chipset which are compatible with the C3. Any conjectures as to why the beast wont boot? (The system was in working condition previously, I've checked to make sure everything is plugged in right, et cetera et cetera.
Hey dude, welcome to the forum. As Speedo says- it's kind of hard to figure out what you want. I have a P3 600 EB running at 800 also, it's a slot 1. I don't know of any mobo that takes DDR and Slot 1. I'll check on the MOBO you listed and see what it takes-
If you mean "contradicting hardware" as in my post versus my signature, well... the computer I am trying to use the C3 in is NOT the one my signature is referencing to... Sort of suprised that there would be any confusion.
Anyhow, it appears to be the fact that the Intel GS810 system (namely, the motherboard) does not understand the low voltage requirements for the C3, and thus cannot POST. I put the old processor back in, and the computer was fine. Since the C3 is new, I'm assuming it is not broken, and that the GS810 motherboard just doesn't understand the C3. Oh well.
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