My Problem: During bootup, the moment it passes the POST screen and right before the windows loading screen I see a flash of "Intel Management Engine Bios Extension v 3.00 ME ERROR... (in red letters below it)". I've never seen this error message before yesterday. Windows still loads fine, and I don't have any problems or notices in Device Manager either. I did notice that when I tried to reinstall Windows XP, it was obviously slower than when I used my e6550.
My recent changes: I just upgraded my cpu and video card yesterday from a e6550 to a q9650 and 8800GT to a HD4870.
What I have tried: updated BIOS, cleared CMOS, reinstalled Windows XP, and updated all my drivers with no avail.
Anyone know what the problem is and how to solve it?
Any response is really appreciated.
Hmm Id lean on a mobo issue with that CPU. Put your old CPU and see if its keeps having the same issue. Does your mobo have a newer bios available? I see its a P35 which shoudl handle a Q9650 but you never know.