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Topic Title: AMD PHENOM II 3.4 QUAD NOT WORKING
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Created On: 06/17/2010 02:20 AM
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 06/17/2010 02:20 AM
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A7XH4X
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IM so frustrated I have a

ASUS Crosshair IV formula
AMD phenom II 3.4 quad proc
Corsair 650W
640 WD 7200rpm
LG Cd Drive

All sata

Gskill ripjaws 4gb mem

I have this problem, I boot up my newly made custom comp and the processor wont work, I tried ROG connect and it said Problem with CPU INITIAL

Im so upset I just need some help or advice or something, is this chip DOA?

Thanks So Much
 06/17/2010 09:06 PM
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NemesisChild
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Welcome to the forum!

Calm down, it's not all that unusual to have startup/posting problems on a new build.
Make sure the heatsink/fan is hooked up to the CPU fan header on your mobo and that it's firmly attached in the socket.
Now, I take it that you have a 965, is it the C2 or C3 revision?
Go to ASUS website and look up the initial bios release for the Crosshair IV and see if it supports the 965 (I'm thinking it should).
If it doesn't then you'll need to update the bios with an older X2 or Phenom CPU before you can install the 965.
First, clear the CMOS by removing the battery for about 20 minutes.
Next, trying posting with only one stick of memory and you monitor hooked up to your onboard video or graphic card.
If it still doesn't post, try another stick of memory.

Report back here with your results...

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Phenom II X6 1100T B.E.@ 4.26GHz
Corsair H70 Core Hydro
ASUS Crosshair V Formula
2x4GB G.Skill RipjawsX@ 1894MHz, 9-10-9-28
SLI: 2x EVGA GTX 570's@ 902/1804/2032
Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Corsair HX850W Modular
Cooler Master HAF 922
2x Win 7 Home Premium (x64)
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