AMD cpu upgrading problems on XP OS

Amd Athlon ii x3 435 triple core process...
April 1, 2010 at 13:14:29
Specs: Windows XP
I upgraded my AMD cpu fm X2 5600+ to X3 435 on msi X790 mobo with XP OS. BIOS was already upgraded to compatible version. After booting I receive "new device found" screen repeatedly asking for "PCI standard host CPU bridge driver" which cannot be loaded automatically. How I can I solve the problem?Thanks

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#1
April 1, 2010 at 13:22:17
Hardware changes like that requires a Repair install of XP.
Done that ???

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#2
April 1, 2010 at 13:36:43
I will do a 'Repair install of XP' asap, Thanks.

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#3
April 1, 2010 at 14:17:13
You probably don't have to do an XP Repair installation.
Check out the AMD web site and see if there is a Processor driver available for this cpu you can install.

Did you check the cpu compatibility list for the mboard model?

"msi X790 mobo"

It may have an X790 chipset, but there's no such MSI mboard model. Which model is it ?
The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.

Unless the instructions for installing a device tell you otherwise.......
You DO NOT install drivers for a device while booting into Windows, if the software for the device has not been installed yet - when Windows detects a generic device while booting, you allow it to search for drivers, it doesn't find any, and it wants you to show it the location of the drivers - CANCEL that, continue on to the desktop, and install the software for the device using the proper installation from a CD or the proper installation file that you downloaded from the web.

If you DID install drivers that way, go to Control Panel - Classic View - Add/Remove Programs and Un-install the software you installed, reboot, DO NOT install drivers while booting, and install the software the right way !


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#4
April 1, 2010 at 18:10:59
There was an easier way to get that to change. I forget but I found it looking up something like taskmanager shows wrong cpu or such. You simply did some edit and rebooted and it corrects the cpu.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#5
April 2, 2010 at 10:17:48
"There was an easier way to get that to change. I forget but I found it looking up something like taskmanager shows wrong cpu or such. You simply did some edit and rebooted and it corrects the cpu."

If he can use Windows otherwise, then that's more likely to be along the lines of he goes into Device Manager, RIGHT clicks on the entry for the error, and Un-install it, reboot, then Windows finds a suitable device driver.


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#6
April 2, 2010 at 10:22:37
It was the bios update that resulted in the message "PCI standard host CPU bridge driver"

The bios update may have changed the devices enumeration compared to the xp install which is why the repair xp install is recommended. The repair install should correct this issue.

There does not appear to be any issue with the new processor.


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#7
April 2, 2010 at 12:40:31
Does the taskmanager show the correct number of processors?

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#8
April 2, 2010 at 13:34:38
I performed a repair install and the problem has been solved. Thank you all :)

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#9
April 2, 2010 at 15:17:04
We're glad to hear you have had success.

"BIOS was already upgraded to compatible version."

I should of thought of this first thing.

If you upgraded the bios version yourself, or had someone do that for you, you, or they, MUST load bios Defaults after you, or they, flash, because flashing the bios usually does NOT clear the previous Cmos contents, and if the bios version is different, the settings in the Cmos (part of which is what you see in the bios Setup) part of the bios are likely to not work properly until the Cmos data is the proper data for the bios version.


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