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First question: Are you sure that motherboard will accept that CPU? Just because it fits into the socket is NOT a guarantee anything will work.
Cpu or motherobard
YES. It is a socket 775 cpu and motherboard
Doesn't mean anything
Like I said, just because the socket is the same doesn't mean anything. There are boards made in the early days of AMD's Socket 939 that won't support any of the later dual core Athlon64 chips, even though they're also Socket 939.
Sure the BIOS supports that CPU ??
Needs to be flashed
Asus says to udate Bios for that 8400 cpu but can't load bios. Only runs for a second so no chance of even starting bios. But if it was the bios won't it power up more than a second. Does it even have enough time to look for bios?
You need a new up to date BIOS chip or an older
socket 775 CPU that you can install long enough to update the old BIOS to work with the new CPU. It's a more common problem than most think ...sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Keep us posted on the outcome.
I ran into that issue.
I had to find a supported CPU to get the board working just to install the new BIOS. In this case why not ask those that sold you this to fix it?
Lots of issues here.but doesn't the ultimate responsibility
for matching and compatibility reside with the builder/intergrator ?
I solved my problem the same ...just bought an inexpensive CPU flashed the BIOS and all was well. It was definitely a pain.
But it takes a little banter like this to get the details up on the inspection table.
What many don't get is that while the motherboard may be new, it did sit in some cargo hold for months then the storage at some seller and will not be current for the BIOS.
Thanks Everyone for your suggestions. I just ordered a cheap 1.6 775 conroe cpu from New Egg that is on asus compatability list for my motherboard. Hope this does the trick.
Ok....keep us posted ...
Exactly . . . nonetheless it's a dissappointing start when
you're putting together a hot new system. You just never know for sure what version the BIOS is unless perhaps you pay for pretesting.