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Solved I got a new CPU and my computer is freaking out!

April 15, 2020 at 10:38:36
Specs: Windows 10, I7-9700k
So I got a new CPU the i7-9700k (previously had an i7-8700) and currently have an MSI gigabyte Z390-A pro mother board. I swapped out the processor as I normally would with new thermal paste etc. And when I boot the system I Get to the motherboard loading screen (before windows) frozen on “preparing automatic repair”?? It does this after a few attempts of turning off and on by itself. Anyone know the issue?? Struggling to understand what to do or how to figure out what the problem is.

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April 15, 2020 at 10:48:15
Update: I rebooted it and went into the BIOS, and noticed that my ram XMP had been disabled without me changing it and my boot drive changed I think also, so I changed those and rebooted and it now says “boot failure detected”

“The system has experienced a boot failure possibly due to incorrect configuration. previous setting in BIOS may not be compatible. With current hardware state.”

“Current CPU speed: 4601.18 MHz
Current BCLK: 100MHz
Current Memory speed: 2133.33MHz”

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April 15, 2020 at 11:32:54
Update 2: I put my i7-8700 CPU back in and it works perfectly fine again, but I want to be able to use my brand new processor that i paid good money for, so does anyone know why it doesn't work?

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April 15, 2020 at 19:27:11
✔ Best Answer
If you haven't already done so, update to the latest BIOS version (7B98v18) while the 8700 is installed. After verifying the update was successful, try swapping CPUs again.

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April 15, 2020 at 20:58:28
Yes, the latest BIOS update is required for many early versions of the Z390 motherboards, especially the ones made before the 9th gen processors were released.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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