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Swapping Out an i3 for a New i7: Issues

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July 16, 2010 7:38:39 PM

Hey everyone!

I just got a new i7 860, but seem to be having some issues installing it.

I removed my cooler, took my i3 530 out, put the i7 860 in, greased it up, then put the cooler on.

However, upon boot, my board (Gigabyte H55m-USB3) gives me the error that my video card is not properly seated. When I put my i3 530 back in, everything boots fine.

Suggestions anyone?

Thanks in advance,

Coheed

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July 17, 2010 1:52:44 AM

No one?
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July 17, 2010 2:33:41 AM

are you at bios versio F2?
If you are using high speed ram, set the ram back down to stock speeds.

you do realize the I7 does not have integrated video right? You will need a PCIe video card
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July 17, 2010 2:44:02 AM

popatim said:
are you at bios versio F2?
If you are using high speed ram, set the ram back down to stock speeds.

you do realize the I7 does not have integrated video right? You will need a PCIe video card



Yes, I'm using BIOS F2.

And if you refer to my signature, you'll note that I have an XFX 5770.
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July 17, 2010 2:52:34 AM

Have you tried resetting the CMOS?

Sometimes the CMOS needs to be flushed in order to recognize the new CPU properly.
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July 17, 2010 2:59:17 AM

+1 on the cmos its probably still trying to force the i3 gpu which no longer exists.

Also make sure the bios is set to use the 5770 first.
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July 17, 2010 3:03:41 AM

+2 to jimmy and daship
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July 17, 2010 3:04:17 AM

Coheed said:
Hey everyone!

I just got a new i7 860, but seem to be having some issues installing it.

I removed my cooler, took my i3 530 out, put the i7 860 in, greased it up, then put the cooler on.

However, upon boot, my board (Gigabyte H55m-USB3) gives me the error that my video card is not properly seated. When I put my i3 530 back in, everything boots fine.

Suggestions anyone?

Thanks in advance,

Coheed


The i3 530 chip has an integrated video capability which the H55 chipset recognizes. The i7-860 does not have such a video capability, so the H55 chipset can not recognize it. You will need a discrete video card in the pcie x16 slot to get any video output. Look in the bios and disable the integrated video capability.
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