Have just completed a completly new build, but on powerup I am getting the error 'CPU is unworkable or had been changed. Please recheck - CPU SOFT MENU'When I check the soft menu - all looks okay.
If I press F1 and ignore the eror, the system POST's and attempts to boot - finds an empty disk and then asks for an OS boot disk. I put a VISTA disk in- it starts to copy files from the DVD then freezes.
Sometimes I get a BSOD - STOP 0x0000008E (0xc0000005,0x8895951D7,0x85563BDC,0x0000000)
I tried removing 2 of the 4x1Gb sticks but this made no difference accept that the soft menu strangely showed the CPU as Quad 1.8Ghz (200x9,.0),4 cpus instead of 2.4Ghz (272x9.0)
I have checked the tempearture of the cpu, but this has not gone over 30 degrees.
My spec is:
Abit IP35 Dark Raider LGA775 Quad Core
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 95w 2.4Ghz SLACR G0
4 x OCZ 1Gb Vista Upgrade Edition DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz 50505015 Copper
Inno3D GeForece 8800 GT Overclocked Edition
250GB Western Digital Caviar SE16 SATA II 300 7200rpm 16MB cache
NEC Optiarc AD-7173A-0B Black 18x DVD ±RW/RAM DL LabelFlash oem
OCZ 600W with 120mm Fan GameXStream Power Supply
Antec Nine Hundred Gaming case
I am unsure if the issue is with the cpu or perhaps the memory. As I am a software engineer, I am no guru when it comes to hardware. It maybe possible that I am using the incorrect memory, or that I have a problem with the cpu.
If anyone can help or point me in the right direction to troubleshoot this issue, it would be much appreciated.