Hello all. Around Christmas I got a new Core 2 Duo 3.0 and put that into my rig (previous CPU was a pentium D 2.8). Now, when I shutdown my computer it likes to "freeze" right after the shutdown screen. It doesn't freeze on the shutdown screen, though. It says "windows is shutting down" or whatever, then it goes black like the computer shutdown but my computer is still running, and I have to either wait a LONG time for it to shutdown or just force shutdown via the power button.
This happens a little when starting up sometimes. I have a case speaker so when my computer starts up I hear a beep. Sometimes, however, when I start my computer it's 40-60 seconds before I hear the beep for it to startup.
I reset my BIOS when I got the new CPU just to make sure everything would run OK. I didn't reset the CMOS as I didn't think it was necessary, but if I don't get any working fixes I'll try that.