Originally posted by: mnmtb
Through my own fault, I crushed some pins on my Phenom II 910. It was OEM on an HP PAvillion e9120F.
I then purchased a BlackBox 965 but when I installed the boot up would stop at: "Unrecognized Processor, powering down..." I thought since the old processor was a 95W and the 965 was 125 I dtched that idea.
I then purchased a 910e, 65W. Same unrecognized processor issue.
.Manufacturer's motherboard name: Pegatron M2N78-LA
.HP/Compaq name: Violet3-GL8E
Processor Upgrade Info (from HP)
Socket type: AM3
TDP: 95 watt
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades
.AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb)
.AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka)
.AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto)
.AMD Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)
.AMD Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)
.AMD Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)
It seems I need to upgrade BIOS, but since The old processor is unuseable I really need some help. Will a CMOS clear help?
Thanks in advance.
I switched the jumper to clear the CMOS earlier but still get the same Unsupported CPU notice.
Of some note, is that I do get the HP splash with the F-key options. I tries to press F11 to get into the setup. I saw the BIOS screen flash by very quickly but then the black screen with unsupported CPU notice.
Also, I do not get any beeps when powering on but all lights and drives are operable (meaning I can open and close but that is it)
Any suggestions? Thanks