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My buddy has been running a Q6700 for a while in his XFX 750I with no issues. He recently came into the possession of a used Q9550 and wanted to get that working for him because its a bit faster.

For whatever reason, with the Q9550 installed the PC will turn on, all the fans will spin a high speed and there will be a no post condition. If the bios is reset, it will post and say CMOS Checksum error, F1 to enter bios, F2 to load defaults and continue.

We have tried both options, F1 will allow you to get into setup, it will let you adjust the bios settings and save, but as soon as you restart your back to the no post. If you hit F2 it will load the defaults and boot into windows, run for a few minutes and eventually freeze. The PC becomes hard locked and unresponsive.

He has the initial release for his bios, V1.1B3 , and they are currently on V1.4 at the XFX website. I told him it could be a bios issue, but im not entirely sure, it could also be a bad cpu.

Kind of at a loss here.

Anyone know of what might cause this issue? He has switched back to his Q6700 and has had no problems. I have to believe its either an incompatibility issue with the CPU and the board, or a defective CPU.
post #2 of 10
It sounds to me like the BIOS needs to be updated for the sake of compatibility with this newer CPU.
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It sounds to me like the BIOS needs to be updated for the sake of compatibility with this newer CPU.
Second that.
And the newer BIOS would do no harm. So just try it.
I don`t think that the CPU is "bad" otherwise you couldn`t go into Windows.
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It sounds to me like the BIOS needs to be updated for the sake of compatibility with this newer CPU.
Thats initially what I thought, but I cant say without a doubt that the 750I chipset had compatibility issues with 45nm quads.

However, I will have him update his bios and we will try again. Thanks Twocables!
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Originally Posted by Mattb2e View Post
Thats initially what I thought, but I cant say without a doubt that the 750I chipset had compatibility issues with 45nm quads.

However, I will have him update his bios and we will try again. Thanks Twocables!
You're welcome! If it doesn't work, then we will find a way.

If we don't find a way, then we'll install Sledge Hammer.
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Lol, ok ill report back if it doesnt work. Worst case he just continues using the Q6700.
post #7 of 10
I had my Q9550 1 or 2years running with the MSI P7N SLI 750i without problems. So this board can handle quads nicely! (Of course not the uber o.c`er but i could reach 3GHz )
Edited by Mr.Eiht - 5/8/11 at 8:21am
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I had my Q9550 1 or 2years running with the MSI P7N SLI 750i without problems. So this board can handle quads nicely! (Of course not the uber o.c`er but i could reach 3GHz )
Yeah, no worries with overclocking, hes not interested. Ive tried convincing him otherwise but he doesnt have the patience and time to learn it.

Do you happen to recall if the original bios for the 750I chipsets supported 45nm quads? I know with some of the older boards, like the P35 chipset, needed a bios update to run the quads properly.
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Yes it did. It was the stock old BIOS that came with the P7N.
But on some sites they say that you *might* need to update the BIOS to support newer types. (They say that although both the mobo and the CPU are not new)
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Originally Posted by Mr.Eiht View Post
Yes it did. It was the stock old BIOS that came with the P7N.
But on some sites they say that you *might* need to update the BIOS to support newer types. (They say that although both the mobo and the CPU are not new)
Oh, so it wasn't an XFX 750i.
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