Foxconn A7GM-S Rev. 1.1 (Link to the manual)
AMD Phenom II X4 955BE Deneb
CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
[Other system components irrelevant for this issue.]
My friend bought the CPU listed above as an upgrade. He e-mailed Foxconn for BIOS update support, and they sent him a link to the BIOS version he needs (799F1P15) and instructions on flashing the BIOS with a bootable disc, which he did successfully. He updated BIOS with the old AM2 CPU installed and installed the new one after updating BIOS.
Unfortunately, his CPU stubbornly shows as a 800MHz CPU. We cleared CMOS and loaded Optimal Settings with no change. We manually set the Clock speed and Multiplier to 200MHz X16 with no change. We disabled Cool 'n Quiet, thinking that is why it's showing only 800MHz, and we loaded High Performance Power Mode in Windows, with no change.
CPU-Z shows anomalous readings: Max TDP: 71, Core Speed: 800, multiplier: x4.0 (16-16).
Does anyone know anything else we should try to get BIOS to properly recognise his CPU?
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
AMD Phenom II X4 970BE Deneb 3.5GHz CPU
ASUS M5A88-V EVO Mother Board
2 X 2GB CORSAIR XMS3 DDR3 1600 RAM
XFX AMD RADEON HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 GPU
Dell D1626HT Trinitron 21" CRT Monitor
Seagate Barracuda 160GB 7200rpm SATA3 HDD
Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200rpm SATA3 HDD
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm SATA3 HDD
ASUS DRW-24B1ST SATA DVD-R/RW
Corsair GS500 Gaming Series 500w PSU
CoolerMaster HAF 912 Case