CPU change

By stevearno
Mar 19, 2013
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  1. I changed CPU a while ago , from 6 core to quad amd ..... I broke one of the pins in the old 6 core ... mother board does support new cpu ...

    ever since , I have been getting a error with AMD display drivers ,
    and I kept getting checkski errors and blue screen of death ....( did also happen prior to CPU change )


    I reinstalled windows 7 again from install disc , and things went well ..... I updated AMD drivers as well

    the computer is my sisters , and she has brought it back to me .... the old Hard drive , I think was on it's way out ..... so I have replaced it with a brandnew one

    now I can't even install windows 7 from install disc ... it will get from 70%-100% and then the screen will go black and nothing will happen .... I have also had checkski blue screen and error of display drivers ... even though it is a brand new hard drive ...with nothing on it

    am I right in saying it might be a mother board or graphics card hardware issue ?

    if I update the bios will this help ? .... I am not sure what version of the bios to update if this is the case ..please see web page with mother board driver :

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Model=N68-S3 UCC&o=All

    or should I take the graphic card out then try and install windows with integrated graphics of the mother board ?

    I am really at a lose any help would be appreciated

    the main error seems to be the graphic driver display ...

    many thanks in advance

    steven
  2. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 879   +170

    Are you doing a clean and thorough uninstall / re-install of graphic drivers? If done incorrectly it can create all sorts of graphical anomalies.
  3. stevearno

    stevearno Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Surely if it is a new hard drive ...... there are no graphics drivers ..
  4. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 879   +170

    Sorry I was just paying to display drive. However, I did just realize that about the new HDD. Well, it could be the card itself. Try using the integrated graphics when doing the re-install of W7.
  5. stevearno

    stevearno Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

  6. stevearno

    stevearno Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yes .... took out the graphics card

    able to install ..... I have put the graphics card back and installed manufacturer drivers in .....

    I think there is something wrong with the card .... I have a replacement ( only 512mb ) ... if it messes up again I will put that one in ...my sister does not do gaming

    I thought it had something to do with me changing the cpu ,... I thought I might have to reinstall the bios ( which I know nothing about or have I done before )

    you have to ask yourself ... when does it become silly to fix your computer ..... so far my sister has spent £100 on this PC ( cpu , HD ) and might need a new graphics card .....it's just over a year old

    I was looking at new PC's , the other day .....and there were computers with twice the spec of mine ( my pc is 2 years + old ) ...mine was the best I could get ( main stream ) when I bought it , for £1000 ...... now they are selling pc's with twice the spec of mine for £320 .... is it really worth changing faulty hardware ?
  7. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,680   +870

    GPUs arent necessary if you arent gaming, what CPU did she purchase? And you update the BIOS, you do not uninstall it.
  8. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,680   +870

    Interesting, in what way? I did this all the time before the uninstall utility came along.
  9. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 879   +170

    While, its not necessarily even relevant to the situation anymore. Due to the fact I misread the situation when I was replying to the thread. However, if drivers are not cleanly installed its known to cause problems. You mentioned the uninstall utility but, I never did? So I am not sure what you are asking.
  10. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,680   +870

    I was just wondering what was wrong with uninstall and installing the drivers, lol sorry OP, I was just wondering myself. Yeah, I know you mistunderstood the thread, but I Was just wondering what you meant about problems uninstall and reinstalling drivers, since I do it all the time, but now I use the uninstall utility.
  11. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 879   +170

    If you do not correctly uninstall and re install drivers it could cause problems. You don't understand what I mean by that?
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,680   +870

    No... but how hard is it to uninstall things. Anyhow, like you said, the thread is beginning to turn its course.
  13. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 879   +170

    If it was so easy to get rid of all drivers - they wouldn't have created a tool to do it.
  14. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    It is possible, and sometimes appropriate, to remove previous drivers on many motherboards, before installing a BIOS update.


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