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HELP! Processor Not Recognized!

By Nate14150
Jun 2, 2006
  1. Hey! I just bought a new Asus A8N-SLI PREMIUM motherboard (socket 939) and put a Athlon 64 FX-60 micro processor on it. The computer boots up and windows works fine (Windows XP was a fresh image), but the bios won't recognize the microprocessor....instead it gives 'AMD Processor UNKNOWN'. When I right click on My Computer and go into properties, it also says AMD Processor UNKNOWN......Please help!!!!!

    Thanks you!
     
  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

  3. Nate14150

    Nate14150 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you! I'll try that.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You probably need to update your bios to the latest version, in order for your mobo to recognise your cpu.

    Check on the Asus website.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  5. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    I agree with Howard, it is a bios issue.
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    An FX-60 eh? How much did it cost u? Mine cost me Dh. 4250 thats around US$1200. Just curious to see if the price difference is very great.
     
  7. Nate14150

    Nate14150 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Rage - $800 dollars on ebay
     
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Damn! I just got ripped off! :(
     
  9. Nate14150

    Nate14150 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sorry bro...
     
  10. ZeroCount

    ZeroCount TS Rookie Posts: 48

    Poor rage :(

    Anyway, yeah, it is either your BIOS or Motherboard itself, but as both howard and iss commented, it is more than likely your BIOS.
     
  11. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    I think it's time to flash bios.....
     
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