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Striker II boot problem

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I just bought an Asus Striker II motherboard and Q9300 processor. When I try to boot the system it gives me a message saying "Unknown CPU detected. BIOS update is required to unleash its full power." For a while it wasn't wanting to go past this screen and formatting Windows failed when I originally tried it.

This is the first Intel I've ever bought and have ever had this problem with any AMD systems that I've made, so I have no clue what it's doing. Vista is taking forever to do any formatting on my new HD and that could be linked to the processor too, I don't know, this is the first time I've dealt with Vista too. If anyone can help me out with this I would greatly appreciate it
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The formatting crashed again. It installed Windows and was on a step to boot it, and it crashed.
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more than likely there is a bios prob if you are having hangs within vista, i had the same prob (altho your mobo is much better than mine) check the asus site for any updated bios
    
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Yea your CPU is not supported by the BIOS fresh out of the box so you need to go to the ASUS site like darklord said and update your BIOS to the newest one(unless its beta then next down unless the beta specifically says it adds support for your CPU...make sense?)

If a processor is newer than the mobo then the mobo's BIOS that it has from the factory may not know what the processor is which is the reason behind most BIOS updates so you need a BIOS that dcame out after the CPU so that ASUS will have added it to the list of recognized CPUs
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