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My issue getting pc to post after installing Phenom II X4 940 BE into my ASUS Crosshair (BIOS 1207)

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October 23, 2013 11:50:16 AM

My issue getting pc to post after installing Phenom II X4 940 BE into my ASUS Crosshair (BIOS 1207)

I installed my processor...
Phenom II X4 940 BE

into my...
Mobo: ASUS Crosshair AM2 n590
BIOS BIOS: (1207) and/or (1402_Gini_Mod_V3)

Other components...
Ram: 4 Gigs Corsair XMS2 DDR 800 (Cas 4) (2.1V)
Video: SLI 2x PNY 8600 GTS
PSU: Antec 550 and/or Roswell Lightning 1300w

Anyone have same processor on same motherboard?
Do I need to up the voltage on both my ram and processor? Or did I buy a bad used processor?
Thanks,
Jake
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October 23, 2013 11:58:14 AM

Try a CMOS reset.
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October 23, 2013 12:09:42 PM

Here is the cpu support list http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/CROSSHAIR/#support I don't see the 940BE in the list. Also the BIOS1207 came out at 9/10/2008, but the 940BE came out few months later, I think the MB doesn't support the 940BE.
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October 23, 2013 12:17:55 PM

The 940BE is an Athlon X3 turned into an X4 IIRC. I think you have the "core unlock" on and you had the bad luck to get one with a defective core for real.

Turn that thing off and boot again.

Cheers!
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October 23, 2013 3:37:05 PM

cin19 said:
Here is the cpu support list http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/CROSSHAIR/#support I don't see the 940BE in the list. Also the BIOS1207 came out at 9/10/2008, but the 940BE came out few months later, I think the MB doesn't support the 940BE.


That would be the problem. Your board doesn't support any Phenom II.

Yuka said:
The 940BE is an Athlon X3 turned into an X4 IIRC. I think you have the "core unlock" on and you had the bad luck to get one with a defective core for real.

Turn that thing off and boot again.

Cheers!


The PhII 940BE was not an Athlon X3. It was actually one of if not the first PhII to come out. It is an AM2+ chip. The Athlon x3's were AM3 and lack an L3 cache making them inferior to an Phenom II 9xx. Some of the PhII 8xx chips were higher clocked and rebranded Athlon II's.
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