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Machine instability after CPU Upgrade

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August 25, 2009 9:53:00 PM

I recently upgraded my home built PC which houses an Asus P5wdh deluxe motherboard with 6gb of ram to an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 CPU. Ever since the upgrade the system gets a BSOD whenever I am using windows. I thought it was vista so I put windows 7 on, same problem. Anyone have any ideas what could be causing this, I had to put back the old Core 2 E6400 processor to get some stability because of the excessive crashes. I kept all the defaults on the Motherboard
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August 25, 2009 9:59:33 PM

What specifications do you have in your pc?...maybe the PSU isn't enough
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August 25, 2009 10:16:53 PM

Heat?
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August 25, 2009 10:44:32 PM

What BIOS version are you using?

V2901 (latest) fixes BSOD after installing Vista SP2 (may also affect Win7).
X2801 supported new processors . . . etc.

Either of those could fix your problem . . . if you are on an older BIOS.
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August 25, 2009 10:44:35 PM

You need a bios update to use that CPU.

^^^^^^^^ Doh, beat me to it.
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August 26, 2009 2:48:34 AM

+1 Yup update the BIOS.
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