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Windows 7: PC does not recognize new CPU


13 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
PC does not recognize new CPU

hi guys. i've been dealing with this for over a couple of months and now it's starting to get on my nerves. recently i got a new graphics card and a new processor for gaming since that's pretty much the only thing i use my computer for. now that i have all the parts i want, my computer won't recognize my new cpu. and in turn, i'm pretty sure that means it isn't giving my computer all of the power that it should be giving it, right? i've just finally got all the parts i want, and it isn't running the way i want it to. i've tried nearly everything i can and i told myself i would never turn to forums until i lost all hope. well i've lost all hope. i'm not entirely great with computers so i figured y'all would know how to help. i'm not sure how bad my system is either, so if y'all had any extra advice that would help my pc run better, i would love every single one of you.

here are the specs that i think you need to know:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
Mobo: BIOSTAR Group N61PB-M2S (to my knowledge, this is old.)
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
Memory: DDR2 2048MB

again, i'm not too computer savvy so if you need more information or if you can help me any further than just this problem, i would GREATLY appreciate it, thanks guys.


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13 Mar 2013   #2

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

Well if your PC does not recognize your CPU, it would not turn on. Are you sure you have the BIOS settings for it correct. Is it seated properly. You may want to go to your MOBO's website and see if they have a BIOS update. Sorry I can't be more help.
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13 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

my computer knows that there's a processor in there, it just doesn't know it's the new one. it says that it's unknown. like i said, i'm not too computer savvy. i wouldn't know about any of the bios settings, i'd have to be walked through it. although i have looked for an update for the bios and i couldn't find one. may have not looked hard enough, but i couldn't find one.
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13 Mar 2013   #4

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You should check the wattage of your MB and your CPU, I may be wrong but it appears that you have a 95 watt motherboard and you are trying to install a 125 watt cpu which may not be supported. I searched the model number for the mb you have listed and all I came up with is N68S+ Ver. 6.x and this board is 95 watt maximum.

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13 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomc3976 View Post
You should check the wattage of your MB and your CPU, I may be wrong but it appears that you have a 95 watt motherboard and you are trying to install a 125 watt cpu which may not be supported. I searched the model number for the mb you have listed and all I came up with is N68S+ Ver. 6.x and this board is 95 watt maximum.

So if anything I would just need to get a new motherboard?
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13 Mar 2013   #6

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Are you sure that is the correct model number? I cant find that exact model in biostar list. But possibly you may have to get another motherboard that supports a 125 watt cpu.
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13 Mar 2013   #7

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

what is your current cpu? that is working.
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13 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomc3976 View Post
what is your current cpu? that is working.
Yeah I'm positive that's the mobo, I had the same problem of not finding the model number. And the CPU that I listed is the one in my computer right now. It works. My computer just doesn't recognize it.
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13 Mar 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You're lucky it works at all. The x4 965 is a 125 W CPU and that motherboard only supports up to 95 W CPU's,

N68S+ :: Motherboard :: BIOSTAR

As a result there is no support in the bios for it and that is why it isn't being recognized properly.
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13 Mar 2013   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

crangel,
Welcome to SF !
It looks like you'll be re-installing your old CPU back into this mobo and then you'll want to re-think a new mobo and all that that entails ! We're here to offer assistance with your options but it could well be a huge crash course in computers and fairly expensive at that.....let us know what your thoughts are.
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