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The processor is not supported on this system board

purchased a new pc with an ECS motherboard and a core 2 duo 2.4ghz 4mb cache processor, ecs website says the processor is supported, I get the following message in my POST screen "A 267mhz system bus processor is installed. The processor is not supported on this system board and will run at reduced clock speed."
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chuckyhCommented:
You will probably need to flash the BIOS on the board to the latest version. That should solve your problems.
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
can you post the motherboard model number for more info please?
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rjuchAuthor Commented:
ECS 662/1066T-M2 (V1.0)
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PUNKYCommented:
You should reset bios by removing the coin shape battery on the motherboard for couple of minutes. Try that see if it helps.
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TwisteddkCommented:
Well, presumably, the 2.4Ghz CPU you're talking about is an E6600, correct ?
That runs at 1066Mhz, which is cool, except for ONE thing.... The board you're using is ONLY supporting this speed at an "overclocking" rate... That means in order to get full speed from your CPU, you need to go into the BIOS and set the bus frequency manually. This is/was very normal for manufacturers who wanted to support CPUs/Bus speeds that were not yet released. They've been doing this for YEARS. Only normally, they release a BIOS update which will autodetect... Apparently ECS hasn't done that.
Feel free to update your BIOS, but according to the contents of the BIOS updates, there's nothing in there about auto detecting/assigning the 1066Mhz bus frequency.
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rjuchAuthor Commented:
twisteddk ... yes E6600 ok I updated the bios last night, no difference except now it stops with that error and asks me if I want to continue.  I went into the bios and set the bus to 267mhz .... no more errors and now (right click my computer in win xp shows me my proc is running at 2.4ghz ...).  How can I test that Its truely running at 2.4ghz ?  

I purchased this pc from a computer shop that built this system for me ... strange that they didnt test this ... should I demand a different motherboard or do you think this should function fine as it is ?
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
If that's what windows says about the speed, you can trust it

for more confirmation, either user BelArc or Fresh Diagnose
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
http://www.freshdevices.com/freshdiag.html

a different mobo will probably need a full rebuild of your pc.  I'd complain, but ask for a discount on some other kit in return if it was mine, rather than go for the rebuild...

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TwisteddkCommented:
Yes, if windows says 2.4Ghz then it's true.. otherwise try 3Dmark or another benchmark program. It'll test that the CPU actually performs as expected.

But happy to hear that you got it running.
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rjuchAuthor Commented:
but is there anything wrong with what ive done ? ie. set the bus speed manually ?  any downsides ?
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