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Windows 7: Intel Q9400 showing as 4x Unkown Device...

06 May 2009   #1
Fereon

Windows 7 7100
 
 
Intel Q9400 showing as 4x Unkown Device...

In Device Manager this processor is showing as 4 unknown devices and does this anywhere that would show what the processor type is, is there a way to fix this?

I'm not sure if it even has to do with being in Windows 7 7100 or not though.

Forgot to say I just got this processor on May 5th so it's been like that since I first used it.


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07 May 2009   #2
johngalt

 

And when did you install Win 7?

I'd do a complete clean install....
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07 May 2009   #3
Fereon

Windows 7 7100
 
 

I did the clean install of Win 7 7100 before I got the processor then tried a clean install after and still have the same problem. I did reset my bios to default and that got it showing 4 unknown devices instead of 2.
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07 May 2009   #4
Tuborgmann

windows 7
 
 

Its most likely related to your bios on your mainboard not recognising the CPU. Do a bios upgrade and you should be fine.
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07 May 2009   #5
Fereon

Windows 7 7100
 
 

How would I update bios? I usually have my sister's boyfriend do computer stuff for me and he said that could mess up the motherboard.
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07 May 2009   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fereon View Post
In Device Manager this processor is showing as 4 unknown devices and does this anywhere that would show what the processor type is, is there a way to fix this?

I'm not sure if it even has to do with being in Windows 7 7100 or not though.

Forgot to say I just got this processor on May 5th so it's been like that since I first used it.
Hi there
I've got one of these as well.

Just right mouse click in device manager and re-install driver.

Should find the one from the Intel site.



Cheers
jimbo


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07 May 2009   #7
Tuborgmann

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fereon View Post
How would I update bios? I usually have my sister's boyfriend do computer stuff for me and he said that could mess up the motherboard.
Go to mainboard manufacturer homepage, there will almost certainly be a guide. Some manufacturer's like Asus have a flash utility built into their bios, others can be a bit more of a hassle but by no means a big problem.
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07 May 2009   #8
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

ya it's nothing to worry about. It's just what windows is trying to name it as.. it doesn't mean windows is not recognizing your CPU or anything.

get CPU-Z if you wanna check your CPU. that is the best program by far.
CPUID
it will tell you everything you wanna know.
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07 May 2009   #9
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

As jimbo said, reinstall drivers.
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08 May 2009   #10
Tuborgmann

windows 7
 
 

I dont think a driver update will do the trick to be honest if the CPU isnt being reported correct by the bios.
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