After BIOS update, installed new CPU FX-6100 - now no POST
Motherboard: ASUS m5a97 Old CPU: AMD Phenom II Black Edition x4 quad-core New CPU: AMD FX-6100 x6 six-core Graphics: Radeon 6450 RAM: 12GB total (all 4 slots filled, alternating 4GB-2GB-4GB-2GB) -PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model MD8192KD3-1333 -2 sticks of 2GB RAM that was standard in HP retail build from 2009 - it is DDR3 OS: Windows 7 home edition SATA HDD: main is from the HP retail build.. 500GB? 2nd SATA HDD: >500GB, I think Seagate
The MoBo + old CPU and all other hardware worked just fine.
I updated the BIOS with that setup as recc'd by the instructions with the new CPU.
I re-booted and all worked fine with the updated BIOS + old CPU.
I installed the new CPU - AMD FX-6100 and now nothing. No POST, blank monitor, fans come on but no booting.
I took out the new CPU, reinstalled the old CPU - it all works fine.
Reinstalled the new CPU and back to nothing (except fans).
How can I get this new CPU to work?
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I've seen reviews about some Asus boards that despite being AM3+ boards (designed for FX processors) they have not had "out of the box" support for Bulldozers, I would recommend contacting Asus for support.
Thanks for your reply. I found a post in the forums at ASUS that I hope will help. Going to try that stuff tomorrow.