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Help Please!!Problem on boot up with a new processor

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June 18, 2007 6:50:24 PM

Hi
I just put in a new processor in my computer I had AMD AM2 Athlon 3000+
I bought a new AMD Athlon 3600+ X2 AM2. I installed the processor and when I go to boot up It says Warning invalid processor revision System halted please check with your bios vendor for updates. and stays stuck on that I cannot even enter bios


AMD Athlon 64 3600+ X2 AM2 w/ Arctic Freezer 64 Pro
2Gb RAM
Gigabyte Silent-Type II 7600GT
MSI K9N Platinum
Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM + Seagate 160GB
Antec SP-500 (500w)
thanks

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June 18, 2007 6:59:45 PM

Quote:
Hi
I just put in a new processor in my computer I had AMD AM2 Athlon 3000+
I bought a new AMD Athlon 3600+ X2 AM2. I installed the processor and when I go to boot up It says Warning invalid processor revision System halted please check with your bios vendor for updates. and stays stuck on that I cannot even enter bios


AMD Athlon 64 3600+ X2 AM2 w/ Arctic Freezer 64 Pro
2Gb RAM
Gigabyte Silent-Type II 7600GT
MSI K9N Platinum
Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM + Seagate 160GB
Antec SP-500 (500w)
thanks


You should check your MB's website under 'processors supported' by your board. You may be able to update the BIOS there and have support for the new processor.
June 18, 2007 7:03:13 PM

how do i install it if i dont have a floppy drive? using a cd rom?
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June 18, 2007 7:06:16 PM

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how do i install it if i dont have a floppy drive? using a cd rom?


Instructions are on the MB web page. The MSI boards I have also have a Windows program that will update your BIOS. That also should be on the MB website. Updating the BIOS from the desktop is the simple route, but I have ruined one MSI MB using the desktop windows method.
June 18, 2007 7:10:23 PM

im so confused how do i install it if the computer doesnt even start up.. im on a different computer do i burn a cd with bios files on it?
June 18, 2007 7:14:16 PM

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im so confused how do i install it if the computer doesnt even start up.. im on a different computer do i burn a cd with bios files on it?


I recommend reading your MB manual under 'updating the BIOS'. I am not familiar with your specific MSI board. One thing you can do is put the old processor back in. Go online to your MB's website and download the MSI utility that will update your BIOS to the latest version from windows. You should read on your MB site if you board even supports your new processor too.
June 18, 2007 7:18:02 PM

The old processor broke physically while i was trying it put it back in, thats why i had to buy this one

• Supports 64-bit AMD® Athlon™ 64 / Athlon 64FX / Athlon 64 X2 processor (Socket AM2)
• Supports Athlon 64 CPU: 3500+, 3800+
• Supports Athlon 64FX CPU: FX-62
• Supports Athlon 64 X2 CPU: 3800+, 4000+, 4200, 4400+, 4600+, 4800+, 5000+, 5200+

thats is what it says on the site,
3600+ is not listed in the x2 section.. so does it not support i guess?
June 18, 2007 7:22:19 PM

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The old processor broke physically while i was trying it put it back in, thats why i had to buy this one

• Supports 64-bit AMD® Athlon™ 64 / Athlon 64FX / Athlon 64 X2 processor (Socket AM2)
• Supports Athlon 64 CPU: 3500+, 3800+
• Supports Athlon 64FX CPU: FX-62
• Supports Athlon 64 X2 CPU: 3800+, 4000+, 4200, 4400+, 4600+, 4800+, 5000+, 5200+

this is what it says on the site, 3600+ is not listed in the x2 secotion.. so does it not support i guess?


The 3600 is not listed as you noted. A BIOS update may provide support for the 3600 you have. See if you can find out on the MB's website. Find CPU support and BIOS revisions and what BIOS rev supports what processors. Otherwise, try reading the instructions on the MB site/mB manual on how to update the BIOS. Maybe you can use a flash/usb drive? You will have to download the correct BIOS and flash tool from the MB website. Then put the correct BIOS file and flash tool onto the flash drive if you MSI board supports 'flashing the BIOS from a usb/flash drive'.
June 18, 2007 8:29:38 PM

i tried putting the bios on a flash drive and plugging it into the computer. nothing gets detect i get the same error
June 18, 2007 9:18:43 PM

How did you manage to break a CPU while fitting it? You should have checked CPUs supported before purchase! 8O Return the new CPU and exchange for X2 3800, is only a little bit more, and is supported by the board.

Mike.
June 18, 2007 9:34:55 PM

Badge is dead on all the way. The problem is that the only way you can update the BIOS is if you have a working CPU. You probably won't be able to buy the BIOS chip with the revision on it but it's worth a look around. I don't know the relative costs but maybe buy the cheapest CPU that fits the board and then flash, but the board itself is probably cheaper. One thing I didn't see posted, and it probably wont work, is to reset the cmos. It is worth a try though. Follow the instructions in the manual for your mobo.

Edit: I just saw mike99's idea and it looks like the cheapest easiest solution. But try the cmos clear first.
June 18, 2007 9:35:47 PM

It might be worth resetting CMOS with 'clear' jumper, usually near battery. Check your motherboard manual.

Mike.
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