I have an ASUS P5L-VM 1394 Mobo with a 430W PSU, 2 GB DDR2 RAM, Nividia 7600 GS graphics card and an Intell ATX E6400 Core 2 Duo 2.13 Ghz CPU, 2 x WD Green
500G HDD and 1 CD/DVD.
I decided to upgarde it to 4 GB DDR2 and I also bought a Intell CPU Core 2 Duo E7500. When I start the computor it tells me:
INtell CPU u code loading error
CPU over volatage error
overclocking failed or overvoltage failed.
I then go into my BIOS and found that the VCORE voltage is in red at 1.080V while the rest of the figures are in blue. 3.3V is at 3.312V, 5V is at 5.145V and 12V is at 12.249V.
First of all is the VCORE voltage too high or too low? I have been to a voltage website which tells me my PSU is adequate for my setup.
I checked the motherboard requirements before purchase and have found the new CPU and mobo are compatible.
The only thing I haven't done is updated the BIOS. I have the ASUS BIOS updating software installed and each time I try to use it nothing happens...for hours, the modem just slowly blinks away.
So if the BIOS does need updating which is the best way to do it?
I have not made any adjustments in the BIOS to overclock my previous chip, I am slowly learning my way through all this and am becoming quite frustrated and am ready to chuck the whole thing out the bloody window!!!.