I just bought a new processor and motherboard. I bought the AMD Phenom II Six-core 1090T Black Edition and the MSI 790fx-GD70 and New DDR 3 ram.
I have honestly been working with this for at least 10 hours straight now and still no for sure answer. I have done everything I could google. I re-installed the motherboard 3 times making sure to get every specific detail down I even walked through the manuals.
It sounds like it starts up fine... all the lights are on fans running and everything I can hear my Hard drive spin and my CD-Roms works when I push open, but it won't display anything on my monitor and I know there is nothing wrong with my monitor.
I'm also sure there is nothing wrong with my RAM I have 2 stick of DDR3 Ram 4 Gigs each. I have swapped them out and put them in each slot individually 1 at a time and it does't help. I have pushed reset on my bios and clr cmod as well. Nothing is working =(
Alright so this is what I think the problems could be ... They are all so probable it's hard to tell which if not all are causing it.
1) When I first put the CPU in the Mobo I bent a couple pins but I fixed them.
2) I only have a 250 watt PSU .. It ran my other system perfectly...
3) The motherboard was DOA.. There were a lot of reviews on newegg saying they had one DOA.
My GPU is a 7600 gs its nothing special. Also, I do not hear any beeps during the start up. I know I need a bigger power supply I play on getting one today but I would think the computer would at least boot with 250 watts.
Do you think that the board isn't compatible with the new processor I heard a lot of people with a six core say that the bios needed to be upgraded enable to use it.. but I can't get the computer to display anything to upgrade it.
Also, I noticed a lot of LED's aren't working on the front side of my desktop that should.. I followed the mobo directions on where to put the cords so that it lights them up but they didn't work. I put the cords in another spot and the lights worked but the buttons didn't so i switched it back... Does this mean anything?
I don't know it's a msi 790fx-GD70. The LED's on the case of my chassis won't work. and sometimes the reset or power button didn't work. I followed the directions on where to plug them in perfectly I did it a few times actually.
My motherboard did spark and start to smelt burnt =(
I don't know what the problem is the CPU or the Motherboard because both of them had something happen to them!
Hey, I found out what the problem was.. On Newegg there was a bundle deal that was the AMD Phenom II Six-core 1090T Black Edition and the MSI 790fx-GD70 ....
Well MSI Contacted me and told me that the 1090T Won't work with the motherboard until the bios is updated. So I have to update the bios of my Motherboard before using a six core processor....
This sucks because
1. They sold the products as a package deal. I would assume they would work together.
2. Took me awhile to find all this out.
3. I wouldn't think many people have an extra am3 lying around, so I'm going to have to send it to MSI for them to update it for me.
I hope this Helps anyone that has been looking frantically for a solutions like i had been.