Hello, the problem is as simple as this: I recently purchased an amd fx-8320 for my computer. The motherboard I have is the Gigabyte GA-970A-D3. After reading up on it, I updated the motherboard to the latest BIOS version and the cpu is still being recognized as my old cpu: AMD Athlon II x3. Any suggestions?
Addition: here is the CPU-Z to show what is happening.
Well this is not good. I tried to change to number of cores on bootup and that did not work, so I tired to remove the CMOS battery and replace it back in. Now thr computer is stuck in a boot loop, and whenever it actually loads windows, it tells me I only have 255mb of memory available instead of 8gb available
That's weird indeed. Try leaving only one RAM stick installed and test. Make sure the battery is properly inserted. Test with a minimum configuration and make sure all components are properly inserted.