A few days ago i sold my i7 920 and bought an i7 970 but forgot to update the BIOS. My board is a Gigabyte X58-UD3R. Now the computer is unable to post. No beeps, no signal received by the monitor. Tried everything: reseating ram's, vga, post with and without vga and/or ram, clear CMOS, both jumper and battery and also forcing it by pressing the insert key. Every other component is fine. Only the CPU is new.
Is this the sign of a much needed BIOS update? Problem is i don't know anyone with an i7 920 to test it. Only if i go to a computer repair store and hope they have one... What do you think?
It is very likely that you need update the Bios in order to have it see the Intel® Core™ i7-970. If you are in the US here is a site that you can go to and some some resellers in your area. http://inteltechpros.com/ Give them a call to check if they have one of the early 1st generation Intel® Core™ processor in stock before you head over.