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Hi,

The specification of my desktop computer is as
Processor: AMD FX-8320, Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 (AMD 970 Chipset), RAM: 16GB Kingston HyperX Fury, HD: 1TB WD Black and SMPS: CoolerMaster 650W

Due to some issue, the processor was replaced by the AMD. After installing the new processor (FX-8320), I see the error message as following:
New CPU installed! Please enter setup to configure your system. Press F1 to Run SETUP
After pressing F1, I press F8 for Boot Menu, then I select P3:WDC.. (Hard Drive)

Then Windows login screen appears. I saved booting priority by F10. However, after every restart, I need to follow these steps after pressing F1.

I replaced onboard 3V battery and discussed with Asus also. I have gone through all possible troubleshooting steps with the guidance of Asus. Also I selected default loading but issue not resolved. At the end, Asus says, this issue is because of motherboard so disable Wait for 'F1' If Error and continue to use.

I know disabling Wait for 'F1' If Error is not the solution of this problem. It is just ignoring the error message so please let me know, if I ignore the error message, is there any possibility of further hardware issue in motherboard, processor, RAM or hard drive?


And if I continue by ignoring this error message, is there precaution so that the possibility of further hardware issue in the motherboard and processor would be less?

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would suggest re-seating the cpu/ram, leave the cmos battery out overnight then a bios flash to the latest to suit ur mobo noting the revision number on the board and then set performance defaults - reboot and adjust ur preffered settings and reboot again. interested to see if this helps - please let us know how u go
 

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would suggest re-seating the cpu/ram, leave the cmos battery out overnight then a bios flash to the latest to suit ur mobo noting the revision number on the board and then set performance defaults - reboot and adjust ur preffered settings and reboot again. interested to see if this helps - please let us know how u go
I did same as you explained.
Please let me know, if disable Wait for 'F1' If Error and continue to use, is there any possibility of further hardware issue? And if I continue by ignoring this error message, what precautions do I need to take to avoid further hardware issue?
 

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Once again I brief what I did to fix this issue.
1. Cleared CMOS using jumper.
2. Replaced CMOS onboard 3V battery.
3. Uninstalled and Reinstalled the Processor.
4. Selected Hard Drive in the 1st Boot Priority and saved settings with F10.
5. Loaded default setting.
6. As per the link https://www.asus.com/in/Motherboards/M5A97/HelpDesk_Download the latest BIOS version is 1605 (released on 31.10.2012). Already motherboard BIOS was updated and latest (1605). However, I re-flashed. After re-flashing, loaded default settings. In default settings mode, I selected Hard Drive in the 1st Boot Priority and saved settings with F10. After restart, I see the same message (New CPU installed! Please enter setup to configure your system. Press F1 to Run SETUP).
7. I discussed with ASUS. ASUS says, there is some issue in the motherboard. That’s why it’s not saving the settings. And ASUS suggested, disable Wait for 'F1' If Error and continue to use.
Now please let me know what new steps should I go through to resolved this issue or
let me know, if I continue to use after disabling Wait for 'F1' If Error, is there any possibility or risk of further hardware issue?
 

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What you are simply seeing is just a notification of a CPU change and to have the user confirm any changes made within the BIOS. It is safe to ignore this and disable the BIOS notifications. As long as everything looks normal in the BIOS there shouldn't be any issues. Again, disabling the error is basically the same as just checking 'don't show me this again' in a popup window.
 

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Well the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

Disabling this notification will not cause damage.


Maybe its something your doing in your inital steps after the point you are booting after resetting the cmos. One thing ive noticed with newer uefi Asus boards I dont know if this same thing happens on other boards, but if you remove the battery it wont always clear easily, even when pushing the power button many times, what seems to help Is booting without the cmos battery. This issue is present on a Ryzen build I been playing with. I would say having your cmos battery out for even an hour is overkill there would have to be another issue preventing boot but thats my opinion.

As someone pointed out this is bios related, the microcode is what identifies the cpu. Have you verified its saving any settings?

What if you do a cmos clear F1 and then immediately F10.

Strange issue but it could be a simple peculiarity.
 
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