Bottom line,I have just installed a new AMD Phenom II x4 965 3.4ghz quad(it's showing 4ghz on core temp and windows index) Black Edition, upgraded from my Athlon 64 x2 chip. I have an am2+ mobo, that was flashed for am3 by previous user for his 6 core.
The installation was correct, no problem booting etc, temperatures all good, but I am getting constant crashes on programs that were absolutely fine yesterday and from before. Even firefox crashes, but mainly a few games like Prince of Persia and Warframe as examples. Both of these games run absolutely fine before the new install.
I did a SiSandra check, and it came up at the end of the spec saying ' FSB exceeds Chipset rated speed - reduce FSB', 'memory hole may not be required-check bios settings' 'tpm not detected'. Sisandra also did not recognise the Phenom, still listing the athlon?
Now, the only thing that springs to mind is that, as this is a Black edition, it may be already in overclock - the specs are showing it as a 4ghz whereas as standard it should a 3.4ghz. I have not manually overclocked it, but could it have done this because the mobo has flashed bios for a 6 core or something?
If anyone could help, it would be great, as it was running perfectly stable before the new cpu was installed.
Mobo model is ASrock k10n78 FullHD-hsli .Am2+ , but my mate flashed bios previously for a 6 core. Ran absolutely fine with the duo core.
I can get to the bios, but not sure what to look for.If i press f2, In the first blue screen, the mobo is reading the Phenom and states 3.4ghz. But everything else, like windows index and coretemp etc, are saying 4 ghz.
It's got to something to do with this right? It should be at the default 3.4 upon install. I havent overclocked at all.