Originally Posted by mighty44
Guys, I need help...
I modded my bios with Xeon microcodes flashed it and put in my new Xeon e5450(E0 stepping) into my mobo(Its IPIEL-LA rev. 1.03 OEM HP Board which should support Q9650). The computer starts, the bios recognizes the xeon but windows 7 won't start it, freezes at windows logo screen. It managed to start very,very slowly just once and I saw in My computer that the windows also recognizes the xeon. I opened CPU-Z there was the XEON but I've noticed that the fields for multiplier, bus speed and rated FSB were empty only the core speed was visible. No luck reinstalling windows either the installation was stuck in the same place - windows logo screen. Any ideas i will be forever grateful.
To revive a very old comment. Just want to that I was in exactly the same position as Mighty, and still am, and that choosing booting with raid/ahci/IDE set in the bios did not fix the issue
Thanks for trying
. I think this board is just not compatible with xeon even with the correct mod procedures.
Last edited by 14706; 09-08-2019 at 02:02 PM.
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