I am attempting to upgrade the cpu of my GA-P31-DS3L with F10a BIOS
To an INTEL Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0 GHz 12MB Yorkfield purchased from tekheads this week.
However, the system hangs (freezes) at Windows Bootscreen when cpu is in.
I have tried as many tweaks as i can think of including many different BIOS configurations.
Would you guys have any idea what the issue may be and can you think of any configurations I can try to fix the problem. It's a shame if it won't work because it looks like a real good processor and i really don't want to have to sell it on via EBAY...
I have indeed used the defalt Bios settings and both the 'Failsafe' and 'Optimised Defalt' settings.
Also thanks for the Gigabyte forum link. I will try that next.
I am also going to try uninstalling all hardware - LAN, Graphics Card, PCI cards etc. and a try a boot probably tomorrow now as i have a graphic design job to finish up with the old (working) processor.
Since yesterday someone had suggested upping FSB abd DDR voltages, however that was a no go too.
I would try downloading a linux live cd (fedora or ubuntu) and try booting for it with the new processor. If it boots then there is some problem with your windows install, if it hangs then you have a hardware problem.
IDK if it applys to this situation, but I tryed to upgrade an AthlonX2 to a PhenomIIX4 without reinstalling windows and had nothing but problems. If you have a spare HD laying around, I would try a fresh install and if that fixes it, then wipe and reinstall on your main drive.
In theory, Windows should be fine with an increase of cores, but my (limited) experience tells me otherwise.
I have tried the defalt and auto M.I.T. And at first glance the BIOS does seem to automatically apply the correct settings. Have also wiped the CMOS - sometimes I have no other option but TO wipe it.
I do have a suspicion about the OS though bcause I have had problems in the past replacing hardware on other systems after service packs are installed. Windows seems to get a bit posessive and won't let go even after they are physically gone.
I am trying a LINUX boot from CD next and if that works will try a clean xp install onto another partition.
If neither of the above work it's back to the BIOS : I will mail the Gigabyte and INTEL to get recomended settings once I have ruled out OS problems. And hope i get a reply...?!
KEEPING THE POST UP TO DATE TILL I FIND THE ANSWER.