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I just installed a new Phenom 2 X6 and now it won't post. It will either hang during a memory check, or get past that, detect the IDE drives and hang on a blank screen with a white cursor.
Edited by tombom - 6/9/11 at 9:15pm
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post #2 of 22
Do you have another CPU/Motherboard to test with?
Try to use only one stick of RAM at a time and put it into every slot if need be.

If I had to bet I'd put my money on a motherboard.
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I have another CPU to test with, no other motherboards.
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post #4 of 22
I know this. This happened to me.

Just put in the old CPU, something AM2+ and update the BIOS. That's it, then the X6 will work.

Edit: My first build was a Phenom II X2 555 AM3 on a M4a785M board. I ended up ordering a $15 AM2 Sempron CPU and updated the BIOS with that. Since the 700 series boards were not designed for the AM3 CPUs, they need a BIOS update before being able to be functional with them.
    
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Oh okay, I see. Any links to information on how to update the bios?
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post #6 of 22
Needs a BIOS update to run the X6.
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post #7 of 22
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Whew, it booted back up with my X4.
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post #8 of 22
Yeah. Now just head over to your MObo manufactures website and grab th latest BIOS. It should have X6 support. Hopefully your computer will be running with 6 cores in a few minutes.
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post #9 of 22
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Okay, so I downloaded the update, extracted it to my desktop and ran the .bat that came with. Is that what I'm supposed to do? I did and it said that I can't run it in a 64 bit version of windows.
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post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by aerieth View Post
Yeah. Now just head over to your MObo manufactures website and grab th latest BIOS. It should have X6 support. Hopefully your computer will be running with 6 cores in a few minutes.
Many ways to install a BIOS: Gigabyte probably has an in-Windows utility, or you can copy it to a USB flash drive. I prefer the utility.
    
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