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i reacently bought an i5 ivy bridge for my computer but when i put it in the computer wont boot up, pl
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  1. You need to list the parts of your comp, especially the motherboard you have (or if it's a prebuilt comp you bought, the name and model).
  2. That's a pretty big ol question there, sonny! kindly give us some more to go on - does anything happen at all? bleeps? bios screen? fans start up?
  3. It's very likely (almost certain, in fact) that the BIOS needs to be updated to use the IB CPU. Unless it's a Z77 mobo, that is.
  4. Like DJDecibel says, it's probably something that would be fixed by a BIOS update.

    However, without any information on the computer, we can't be sure. It's possible you bent the pins in your socket when you installed the chip, or otherwise damaged the motherboard.

    We also can't help you flash an updated BIOS without knowing what motherboard you have.

    More info is definitely needed for a better answer.
  5. DJDeCiBeL said:
    It's very likely (almost certain, in fact) that the BIOS needs to be updated to use the IB CPU. Unless it's a Z77 mobo, that is.

    I'd agree with this (but we still need to know the motherboard to be sure), and if this is correct, you'll need to keep hold of your older CPU for the time being.
  6. Okay so this is what computer i have http://us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/model/PT.GCCP2.003 oh and when i try to boot it up with the ivy bridge (3.3ghz quad) it makes like 3 beeps and dosnt boot
  7. tysonb said:
    Okay so this is what computer i have http://us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/model/PT.GCCP2.003 oh and when i try to boot it up with the ivy bridge (3.3ghz quad) it makes like 3 beeps and dosnt boot

    DEFINITELY needs a BIOS update (if one even exists on for that system that allows for IB CPU's).
  8. i downloaded the bios from here http://support.gateway.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=1&modelId=3696 but whenever i try and do it, it never actually updates the bios, and i followed the instructions correctly
  9. I've never done a BIOS update on an OEM system before (never owned one. Always built my own), so I really don't know what to tell you if you can't get the update to work. All I know is that it HAS to be updated to work with an IB CPU.
  10. could you maybe download the update file and take a look at it for me? is there a way to put it on a flash drive and boot it like that?
  11. The instructions for the update inside Widows seem straightforward enough. I can't do it myself, obviously, since I don't have that mobo, but the way the Readme (readme.pdf) describes should do it. You can put the DOS update on a bootable USB or CD to do it from DOS, but that shouldn't even be necessary.

    Are you running the BIOS_WIN.bat file in the WIN folder first? That should be all you have to do from Windows. After that, you restart and go into the BIOS to load default settings.
  12. Yes i do the one in the WIN folder after that i restart and load default settings but it dosnt update. and its really frustrating ):
  13. How do you know it hasn't updated? Not the right version?
  14. Because when i go to msinfo32 its still the same, and cuz it still wont boot with the cpu
  15. Check the BIOS version in the BIOS itself. If it's the one you just updated to (P03.A2, I would guess, but I don't honestly know how it would be listed), it worked.
  16. okay yeah i was checking the wrong numbers the whole time :P but i rebooted and checked the actually bios and its P01- somthing much earlier
  17. Even if the update eventually works, I'm not sure it enables IB CPU's. I can't find ANY info on what was updated in that version, though. I searched "Gateway P03.A2 Ivy" and that didn't bring up anything.
  18. yeah but this is the only thing left i can do to try and make my new cpu work, all i need to do is get the bios to work somhow then see if the cpu works
  19. Well, it's more difficult to update it through DOS, of course. If you want to do it with a USB drive, you need to read up on how to make a bootable USB drive, or if you want to burn it to a CD, you need to make the CD bootable. After that is easy though. Just run BIOS_DOS.bat from the DOS folder once you get booted into DOS.

    And if THAT doesn't work, I really have no more ideas for you.
  20. having trouble figuring out this DOS thing :P
  21. Yeah, like I said, it's definitely more difficult, lol.
  22. shoot i seriously dont think i can do this i dont no how!! now my new cpu is just gonna have to collect dust. FML
  23. This works because I've done it myself. http://www.intowindows.com/bootable-usb/

    Obviously, disregard the part about putting the Win 7 install files on the USB drive (Part 7 there).

    Wait, you don't have a Windows install disk do you? You'll need that for that tutorial.
  24. Try this program. http://www.askvg.com/a-bootable-usb-utility-to-create-bootable-usb-drive-to-install-windows-vista-server-2008-and-7/

    I don't know if it works because I've never used it, but it should be automatic.

    Hmm, don't think that will work either. Just burn a bootable CD with the BIOS update files on it. That's nice and simple.
  25. okay i figured out how to make the bootable usb, its loading now, is there anything i need to know before doing this thing?
  26. You'll need to make sure that the USB drive is the first boot device in the BIOS, but after that, you'll just need to boot into DOS and navigate to the "DOS" update directory on the drive.
  27. okay seems simple enough ^^, and thanks for the all help man, i appreciate it. i hope this works!
  28. No problem and I do too!
  29. okay well i got the thing to boot but there was a command prompt were i had to type somthing
  30. That's the way it should be. You need to navigate the the DOS folder on the disk now.

    Unless you just copied the files directly from the DOS folder to the USB drive. In that case, just type BIOS_DOS.bat and hit enter.

    Edit: The above needs the ROM folder copied over too, but if you copied all the folders over, that's not a problem.
  31. yeah i seem to have forgot the rom folder
  32. it says problem opening DOS file and i can only type i cant navigate around
  33. Yeah, by navigate, I meant type. Just another way of saying it. Just copy over the whole BIOS_Gateway_P03.A2_Windows directory, and then go to the DOS folder after that. Should be something like "CD BIOS_GATEWAY_P03.A2_WINDOWS" or if shortened something like "CD BIOS_GA~1" then "CD DOS".

    Note: I'm not exactly sure what the shortened folder name would be.
  34. Bad news.... You can't do anything with that PC anymore.... Since the BIOS is locked and you have changed the CPU... Unless you can clear the CMOS and acess the BIOS that way. Your all outtaf hope
  35. Im not sure what you mean, i still have the old cpu in
  36. tysonb said:
    Im not sure what you mean, i still have the old cpu in

    I don't understand it either. If you can get the BIOS updated (assuming the update adds support for IB CPU's), you should be good to go.
  37. didnt have any luck doing the bios update last night thought
  38. Hmm, I really wish I could just be there to see what's going on to help you out, lol. It's hard to know exactly what the problem is here without seeing it. The Windows version of the update SHOULD have worked, but the DOS version almost certainly would. But then again, like I said earlier, I don't have any experience with updating a BIOS on an OEM system, so there might be something I'm not thinking of.
  39. there must be somthing im doing wrong because the bios never updates, i never succesfuly did the DOS bios update tho
  40. Getting around in DOS is a bit of a bear, if you haven't done it much. I can definitely understand that. My first computer was DOS only, so I used to be pretty good at it, but I haven't really used DOS for more than one or two things in years, so I'm a bit rusty myself, lol.
  41. Double Post...
  42. Ok, here we go. I've thought of a way to simplify everything. You already have the USB drive bootable and have booted it into DOS, so we're good there. Just copy the contents from the DOS directory directly to root of the USB drive. That takes navigating to the DOS folder out of the equation. Then copy the Rom folder over too. Copy actual folder and then just copy the Rom file directly to the root, the same way as you will with everything in the DOS folder. That makes sure that it can absolutely find the Rom file.

    Once you boot into DOS, just run BIOS_DOS.bat from there (Should just be (Drive Letter):\BIOS_DOS.bat).

    If that doesn't do it, I don't know what will.
  43. sounds easy enough, ill try it right away and post results
  44. I did exactly what what u said but when i typed "DOS_BIOS.bat" it said problem opening file ):
  45. Because it's not "DOS_BIOS.bat", it's "BIOS_DOS.bat" (unless you just typed that wrong here). Make sure you typed "BIOS_DOS.bat".
  46. yea i think i just screwed up here but ill try it again
  47. When doing stuff like then and you're unfamiliar with the command line it's usually a good idea to print out, or at least write down, the instructions. It's a massive pain to need to reboot the computer twice if you forget exactly how something needs to be typed.
  48. i thought i only needed to type one thing BIOS_DOS.bat, i did that buy i keep getting, error opening file for reading
  49. What exactly is the error?
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