Phenom 940 not showing Processor type in Device manager

By seefriedm
Feb 9, 2009
  1. I have a ECS A790GXM-A (no tweaks) and and AMD 940 Black Edition processor. I had the original BIOS and just updated it to the latest version. Both show in device manager as AMD and processor type unknown. I just tried the chip in a ASUS motherboard (ASUS M3A78-T) same AMD 790 chipset and loaded the drivers from the ASUS cd and the processor shows up correctly and runs a awful lot faster than the ECS board. Anyone experianced this? Is there a problem with the board?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    It's recommended to update the BIOS then install Windows (not the other way around)
    Obviously confirm all system drivers are up to date
    Or do a Repair on Windows

    Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step

    Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step

    Vista Repair: (index page) (guide)

    This is why posting more info helps ;)

    For further help: Please put your System Specs information in your Profile
  3. seefriedm

    seefriedm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    TY for the reply

    FYI----ECS just released an updated BIOS for the AM3 chipset, for this motherboard, this might also fix my issue as well.
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