motherboard: Asus M5A97 Evo ram : Gskill 16gb 9-9-9-24 (two 8gb sticks) cpu: AMD FX-8120 psu: 880W cool power. gpu: R7800 XFX black eddtion hdd: western digital black 1tb case: strike X cooling cpu: advanced thermaltake frio case fans: 6 no name
ok so here is the situation I have gone down the list of ways to check if i did somthing wrong. All the cables are in correctly and the componets are not doa. I tested it all with a old AMD athlon II processor I have 3.2ghz and 3 cores. Started up just perfectly. Then I put the 8 core in and nothing. The computer doen't even beep. the fans start up the ledslight up telling me everything is fine and then nothing happens. ever. at all. The bios doen't even show up. I don't know what to do. how can I get my computer to boot. The asus website says that my ram graphics card and cpu are all compatable yet nothing happens.
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Did you happen to update that motherboards BIOS to the latest version that supports AM3+?
If not, then pop the old CPU in, update the motherboard BIOS to the latest revision, shut down, put the 8120 in and you should be good.
Nope, because it is likely you will have to do a bios update so the board can understand the new Cpu you put in.
Also just in case have a check that there are no bent gold pins on the back side of the new Cpu, it could be the cause of the system not booting with the new Cpu in.