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Msi motherboard 945m3

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August 6, 2010 9:47:42 AM

Hi, i've recently upgraded my processor from a P4 to a Dual Core, after the update my PC had a problem with booting up,it went on but the screen stayed blank, i tried for rebooted it for several hours until i eventually gave up, then the next morning when i woke up i switched it on and WHALA!, it went on....but the C-mos checksum was incorrect and i had to set up the BIOS but after that the computer worked fine.....it regconized the CPU and after windows loaded i had to reboot for the OS to save the changes...it rebooted and everything seemed fine...until i switched it off. when i switched on the screen did not go on AGAIN, after several hours of rebooting, it finally went on with the C-mos checksum error. I dont know what to do to stop this vicious cycle, can anyone pls help....

my specs are:
MSI 954m3 Motherboard (Ami BIOS V5.0)
Intel Dual Core @ 2GHz
2GB Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
25GB Sata Hard Drive

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a c 302 V Motherboard
August 6, 2010 3:19:46 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

What specific CPU model do u installed in the mobo?
August 10, 2010 8:26:03 AM

Hey man, Intel Duo Core @2GHzh 2180 (im not so sure), oh and power supply is 300 Watts...
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a c 302 V Motherboard
August 10, 2010 2:16:36 PM

I can't find the mobo that u already have in the MSI web page, please use Everest or CPU-Z to give the specific model (MS-xxxx)
August 12, 2010 7:03:03 AM

MSI 945GCM5-F.......pls help
a c 302 V Motherboard
August 12, 2010 7:23:28 AM

Here is the CPU support list for ur mobo: see here

Now i need know the exact model of the CPU that u installed in the mobo. U also can use everest or CPU-Z to know the exact model.
a b V Motherboard
August 12, 2010 7:55:41 AM

I think he means a E2180. If it is that then his CPU is on the lit. Although lets wait for the OP to confirm.

About the Checksum error, change your CMOS battery and see if it helps.
a c 302 V Motherboard
August 12, 2010 1:57:37 PM

I think that u are right, and that E2180 is supported by the mobo but with the 7267vF3 BIOS version.
a b V Motherboard
August 12, 2010 2:02:53 PM

Shouldn't the processor be supported regardless of the BIOS?

Or is it that MSI makes specific BIOS for specific processors?
a c 302 V Motherboard
August 12, 2010 2:09:34 PM

Not really, for example my old AM2+ mobo support the 955, 965 and Thuban series but with BIOS update.
a b V Motherboard
August 12, 2010 3:32:27 PM

Oh i see... but BIOS upgrades wont make the older CPU's obsolete... would it?
a c 302 V Motherboard
August 12, 2010 3:36:09 PM

No, just increase the CPU support list for the mobo but the older CPU's can run without problems.
a b V Motherboard
August 12, 2010 3:59:53 PM

Ok. Lets wait for the OP now! My doubts are cleared Thanks saint19!

Where is the best answer button???? :pt1cable: 
a c 302 V Motherboard
August 12, 2010 7:04:42 PM

This thread was created as a discussion and not as a question so doesn't exist "Best answer" button.
a b V Motherboard
August 13, 2010 7:20:35 AM

Hey... you spoiled my joke! :D 

Just wanted to say thanks!

Even if it did i wouldn't have been able to choose it! Its not my thread! :) 
a c 302 V Motherboard
August 13, 2010 1:25:42 PM

My bad, I can see it all the time :lol: 
!