I wanted to upgrade my CPU to a AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz, Checked the BIOSTAR site, and the AMD Phenom II X4 955 was on the CPU compatibility list, so i ordered from newegg. popped it in, and nothing happened.
<the computer powers on> Nothing even boots up, no BIOS, no monitor/keyboard/mouse nothing... there are 5 lights on the motherboard regarding errors on diff parts of the mobo, and it hangs on the 3rd LED, the CPU light. So i RMA to newegg and will wait for another. also sent a mail to BIOSTAR with compatibility question. now...
talking to a friend he pointed out that the sSpec/OPN# on the BIOSTAR website and the one i got from new egg are not the same... i ordered HDZ955FBGMBOX, and the one on the BIOSTAR site is HDZ955FBK4DGI, I thought this was just the black version, and didnt make a difference, was i wrong?
Also i read somewhere that the stepping being C3 would have something to do with it, not much of an overclocker so im unfamiliar with certain things.