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MikaelKW
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HP Compaq 6200 Pro Microtower not posting with 6 long beeps after CPU upgrade

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HP Compaq 6200 Pro Microtower

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I recently got hold off an Intel Core I7-2600k. I decided to put it in my Compaq 6200 MT, but it won't post, and just beeps 6 times. I came across another post on this forum where a person said that it would work (https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktops-Archive-Read-Only/cpu-upgrade-on-6200-pro/td-p/6109170). 

 

What i have tried so far:

-The old CPU still works on this computer, so the pins are not bent or damaged. 

-Updated BIOS to the latest version (2.33 i think).

-Checked that the chipset is compatible (Intel Q65 Express )

 

Does anyone have any suggestions. Im simply lost to what more I can do. Could it be that the CPU is defect? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

You have to look at the HP specs for the PC which are below.

 

HP Compaq 6200 Pro Series (highspeedbackbone.net)

 

The i7-2600K is not a supported processor.  See pages 6 & 7.

 

But...here is another discussion where another forum member did install a processor that should have worked, and it didn't.

 

HP 6200 pro SFF installed I7 2600 and will not restart why - HP Support Community - 7565151

 

Usually 6 beeps means there is an issue with the video, so I don't know why the PC reacted that way.

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Issue with the video? I have tried without the VGA cable plugged in, so do you mean like the intergrated graphics?

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Hi:

 

See the troubleshooting guide at the link below, Appendix A, page 58 for how to troubleshoot the 6 beep code error.

 

c01516072.pdf (hp.com)

 

But you indicated the PC works fine with the original processor installed, so that is why I don't understand why the PC threw a 6 beep video error code, unless the i7-2600K is not allowing the onboard video to work for some reason.

 

I suppose you could try it with a compatible PCIe x16 video card installed, and see if it works.

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