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E7400 Not Compatible With P35?

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May 7, 2009 5:06:22 AM

I have a MSI P35 Platinum Motherboard and i just installed an Intel E7400 cpu in it. It will not post. I read some reviews on Newegg that a lot of people are having problems with the msi p35 not working with the E7400. Is this a common problem or did i just get a bad cpu?

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May 7, 2009 5:22:15 AM

Did you try updating the mobo's bios?
May 7, 2009 5:27:18 AM

Yes the bios is the latest from MSI
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May 7, 2009 5:33:45 PM

Is it on your motherboard's list of supported CPUs? If so, does it support the E7400 revision that you have?
May 8, 2009 1:03:40 AM

Intel Core 2 Duo is on the list of supported CPUs. Not sure what revision is?
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May 8, 2009 12:34:43 PM

Intel Core 2 Duo being on the list doesn't imply that all Core 2 Duo
CPUs will work. You have to check the list at MSI to be sure that a specific CPU is supported:

According to that site, the E7400 is supported with BIOS version 1.9. Is your BIOS at version 1.9 or more?
May 8, 2009 6:53:27 PM

Not 100% sure it is version 1.9, but i updated it about 1 month ago, so it should be. Im guessing i just got a bad CPU. Thanks for the help, I'll update this thread and let everyone know if my new CPU works after I RMA this one. Thanks for pointing me to that cpu-upgrade site Honorary Poster, great resource there!
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May 8, 2009 8:14:14 PM

You should have BIOS version 1.10 since it was released on Nov. 10, 2008.
May 11, 2009 7:43:59 PM

Ok, I found the problem. Before I RMA'd my CPU I tried one last thing. I had 4 gigs of ram installed and decided to pull 2 sticks just to see what would happen. With only 2 gigs of ram it posted with no problems. Not sure why this was the case, but thought I'd let everyone know. Thanks for all the help!
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May 11, 2009 7:50:13 PM

It depends on the memory modules that you have. It's always more difficult to drive 4 modules, particularly if they are overclocked, etc.