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ASUS M4A88T-M LE saying 'does not support this CPU' after core unlock on startup

post #1 of 11
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So basically all was fine until i unlocked my CPU (all 4 cores, baby ) but now when i start up my PC it says 'does not support CPU, check ASUS QVL' and press "F1" to continue. It continues, and everything works perfectly afterwards but i'm just curious if it's only saying this because now - with the cores unlocked - it doesn't recognize my CPU?

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Thank you
Edited by HeartOfAHydra - 2/11/11 at 8:37pm
post #2 of 11
You should be fine.
If you want to get rid of the message, go to boot menu in bios,boot settings config and disable "wait for F1 if error".

Also there is a new bios 0305 for your board.ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/so...-ASUS-0305.zip.
It just came out today 11/02/2011,it's not in the d/l section yet, so not sure what fixes/updates it contains.

Good luck

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Wow, GREAT info Gyro! Rep++++++
Is that download for 64-bit by chance? Where'd ya find it if it's not up on site yet btw?
Also, last but not least... without a floppy drive, how might you recommend me updating the BIOS?
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Wow, GREAT info Gyro! Rep++++++
Is that download for 64-bit by chance? Where'd ya find it if it's not up on site yet btw?
Also, last but not least... without a floppy drive, how might you recommend me updating the BIOS?
You can simply update the BIOS in windows by using the ASUS utility
http://support.asus.com/technicaldoc...nt.aspx?no=714

check the 'download' section for the latest BIOS
http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=kprOtsIQXLuQ0UxE
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It is bios update,so it is not OS dependent.
I got it from the Asus ftp site ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/,they go up there first, then get added to the d/l pages for the product later.(usually a couple of days)

With a usb stick and ez-flash in the bios.
Here is a guide on how to http://support.asus.com/technicaldoc...Language=en-us.
Click the "using asus ez-flash to update bios" at the top.

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post #6 of 11
What you shouldn't be doing at all is unlocking on that motherboard.
3+1 power phase + 125W processor, now that is just absolutely unsafe. You should stop what you are doing and lock one or more of the cores.
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What you shouldn't be doing at all is unlocking on that motherboard.
3+1 power phase + 125W processor, now that is just absolutely unsafe. You should stop what you are doing and lock one or more of the cores.
First off, it's got 4+1 phase power.
Second off the motherboard CLEARLY states that it's 6-core ready. Third off, the processor states that it's only an 80w processor.

Last but not least, many people have used this board with this exact CPU and been fine. I was just wondering about the message it states, which obviously is just the cause of my CPU being unreadable by the motherboard. It has no affect on performance whatsoever. Please don't enter threads trying to tell people what they're doing wrong when you don't even have the facts straight. You should stop what you are doing, period.
post #8 of 11
Well, okay, how do I start...
First off, that is not even a trustworthy source. That isn't even a picture of the M4A88T-M LE, that is the M4A88T-M (says so on that picture). The ASUS website has nothing to say about the power phase (ASUS never usually mentions power phase anyway), but looking at the motherboard picture on the ASUS website it is clearly a 3+1 phase. The motherboard may be x6 ready but I cannot deem it safe or ready for any processor with higher than 95W TDP; in fact to start with many 3+1 from high end mobo manufacturers, ASUS included, rate 3+1 for 95W TDP only. 3+1 should be for 95W and below only regardless anyway. An unlocked x2 is a 125W processor or more due to overvoltage often required to keep the cores steady. Locked it is safe -- unlocked, not even close. I've seen plenty of blow ups on high TDP processors and 4+1 power phases (not just MSI either mind you), don't provoke your own disaster.
Edited by xd_1771 - 2/12/11 at 2:27am
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Well, okay, how do I start...
First off, that is not even a trustworthy source. That isn't even a picture of the M4A88T-M LE, that is the M4A88T-M (says so on that picture). The ASUS website has nothing to say about the power phase (ASUS never usually mentions power phase anyway), but looking at the motherboard picture on the ASUS website it is clearly a 3+1 phase. The motherboard may be x6 ready but I cannot deem it safe or ready for any processor with higher than 95W TDP; in fact to start with many 3+1 from high end mobo manufacturers, ASUS included, rate 3+1 for 95W TDP only. 3+1 should be for 95W and below only regardless anyway. An unlocked x2 is a 125W processor or more due to overvoltage often required to keep the cores steady. Locked it is safe -- unlocked, not even close. I've seen plenty of blow ups on high TDP processors and 4+1 power phases (not just MSI either mind you), don't provoke your own disaster.
I'm just gonna send this to an early grave and flat out say i didn't up the voltage any. If a power phase is such a threatening danger why does ASUS not mention them at all, whatsoever? Anyway i'll be the guy saying i told ya so when my system is still up & running stable in 2 years
post #10 of 11
Stock voltage... stock cooler... closer to fine, still worries me a bit. Hopefully you'll still be running in 2 years
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