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Upgrade Issues: Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge

Hello everyone,

I'm having some issues with my new CPU (i5-3450). I am using motherboard ECS H61H2-M2 (http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=1228&MenuID=103&LanID=0). The issue is when using the new CPU, it will post, go into BIOS just fine (which recognizes the new chip) but it won't boot past that. It will not load Windows. I've updated my bios and drivers as the website asks and the ECS bios tool says everything is up to date.

I thought maybe I would need to reformat, so I popped in my Windows Disc. With the i5, it will not load. With my Pentium G860, it will load the boot disc. Did I get a faulty processor?

Any ideas that I might be overlooking? I really appreciate the help guys.
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  1. check to make sure the RAM is seated properly? And that the RAM is verified good by memtest86? Do you have a sufficiently powerful PSU?
  2. I don't think it is the ram because it loads just fine with the G860. Like, seriously night and day difference between the two CPUs. The powersupply is an Antec VP450 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045) so I assume so!
  3. Anyone?
  4. Try resetting the CMOS then booting, instructions to reset the CMOS with the mobo jumper should be in your manual
  5. I tried resetting the CMOS, both via jumpers on Motherboard as well as "Reset Defaults" through the BIOS. I also removed memory and tried one stick at time, and also removed GPU and tested with onboard video. I'm convinced something isn't right with this processor and requsted an RMA from the seller. Not very happy at the moment...so bizarre that it will not load Windows nor will it let me try to use a Windows boot DVD. When I use my G860, it loads Windows and the Boot DVD just fine.
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    Pop the G860 in and make sure you have the latest BIOS - (you prob do) then drop an email to ECS about it (wouldn't hold my breath on a quick answer, but never know
  7. Tradesman1 said:
    Pop the G860 in and make sure you have the latest BIOS - (you prob do) then drop an email to ECS about it (wouldn't hold my breath on a quick answer, but never know


    I will do that. Thanks again for your help by the way. I appreciate you trying to help.
  8. Wish it could be more :( Sorry
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