Quote: Originally Posted by fruitbat
Sorry didn't make it clear it used to show the same settings but not any more
The pins are ok, is there anyway of checking the chip??
I don't know of any program that runs a CPU diagnostic. You can use CPU-Z to check and see that the processor is being reported correctly (which you've been doing). The key in doing this is to reset everything in the BIOS to defaults and leave them there. Then check the specs in the BIOS to the CPU product specs to the CPU-Z results. If there are any differences then there is a problem (which we know).
The most serious problem with a bent CPU pin is in the case where the pin is long enough to actually make contact with a neighboring pin and the system is then started and runs with that short circuit in place. In a best case scenario this will just result in data errata and strange behavior. In the worst case the short could damage the CPU or the motherboard (at the socket). When you straighten the pin and reinstall the CPU correctly it would solve the best case scenario, but in the worst case scenario the damage is done.
There is another thing to try. There is some interaction between the BIOS and the system RAM during Startup. After performing the POST routine and running the Checksum the BIOS then writes some info to the RAM. Therefore a problem with RAM compatibility could theoretically cause a misreporting error. Your case could be a test of this idea.
Try running the system on one stick of RAM installed in Slot 1. Try the other sticks in Slot 1. See if that makes any difference. It is a long shot.
And as always during these types of test, keep everything at BIOS defaults!