A few weeks ago I posted a new topic in the Help Me Buy/Build section about getting a new processor. The specific topic can be found here
. In short the new processor I was thinking about getting was a Phenom II X6 1045T 2.7GHz and that new processor was replacing a Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz. After ordering the new processor, I got it within a week. I just today put it into my custom computer and problems started to arise.
The processor fit into the motherboard, but here's the slight problem; the computer will not boot up beyond the motherboard start-up screen. For some strange reason I can still get to the boot screen (the "Select Where To First Boot From" screen) but nowhere else. Letting the computer do its own thing or trying to get to the BIOS will either crash or freeze the computer.
I suspect that my problem might be because I had originally set my motherboard to overclock my slower, 3-core CPU and inserting the new 6-core CPU with the default fan might not be enough to keep the CPU cool enough to operate. However, with a little help from someone else I was able to remove the CMOS battery from the motherboard and place it back in after about two minute (I was under the impression that removing the CMOS battery for a few minutes would set the BIOS back to the defaults). Also, since I wrongly installed the 3-core CPU I cannot put it back into the motherboard.
I currently have no idea what I should do if I did anything wrong and I would really appreciate any help I can get.SPECS:
Processor (OLD): AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz
Processor (NEW): AMD Phenom II X6 1045T 2.7GHz
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3
Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5
RAM: Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Hard Drive: WD Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12VEDIT:
My problem is fixed. See reply #4 (post #5).