Power down after 30sec or so

I messed with the bios setting on an old GA-945P-s3, trying to get it to take my newer E8400 CPU.

I did not get that working and when I put the old CPU back in, and pulled the power/battery on the mother board to reset, system powers down, about the same time I get back int o the BIOS screen to reset.

Any idea what I can do?

thanks in advance
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  1. Shut the system down, remove battery for 30sec, re-install battery and power on the computer. Also bios ffd may support the E8400 according to gigabyte, you might try to update the bios. Remember dont update through windows use Q-flash in the bios and read the manual it will tell you how to update through Q-flash.
  2. BY GUM IT WORKEd, the old intel 1.8 is back in and I have windows up.

    what is bios ffd?

    I'll read the manual and look at this q flash thingy

    thanks again

    But in closing that chip E8400 should work with that board GA945P-s3, correct?
  3. That is a newer bios that supports the E8400, so it should work if the bios is updated to the ffd bios. Download and install CPU-Z in the motherboard tab it should tell you what bios you are using.
    It may tell you what the bios is on the post screen or in the bios .
  4. E8400 will only work with the revision 3.3 of this motherboard(with a BIOS update)
    http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Gigabyte/GA-945P-S3%28rev._3.3%29.html
    If you have rev 2.0/1.0 your are unfortunately out of luck.
  5. Good eye I didnt see that.
  6. The revision # is on the bottom left corner.
  7. Or you can check with CPU-Z if you don't want to open your chasis.
  8. im rev 1.0ooks like a new mother board for me


    For the E8400:

    this

    GA-EP45T-UD3LR w/ DualDDR3 2200+, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, PCI-E


    or this

    Gigabyte GA-EG45M-DS2H w/ DualDDR2 1066, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, PCI-E, HDMI, Blu-ray
    SKU: MX22160 Part#: GA-EG45M-DS2H
  9. GA-EP45T-UD#LR with some low voltage ddr3 would be my choice. If you ever decide to go i5/i7 you dont have to upgrade memory.
  10. Yes go with the first one,you get DDR3 along with an ATX board.
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