I've just fitted a new Athlon 7850 Black Edition processor to my Gigabyte M57sli-s4 motherboard. It all works fine except that when I switch on the pc there is a pause of about 12 seconds before the processor kicks in, and during that period there is a sustained clicking (short bleeps). Once it gets going there are no problems.
My Gigabyte manual suggests this is a power error (which I suppose is obvious), but I can't work out why. I have removed all hard drives to see if the power unit was overloading, but the problem still occurs. As a test, I replaced my previous processor (Athlon 4600 dual core) and the problem went away.
Any suggestions what's going on. Does the 7850 Black Edition have any particular peculiarities I should know about? Do I need to update the BIOS (though there seems to be no problem once I've got BIOS running).
My PSU is a Nesteq 520w, and the motherboard feeds 4 SATA Drives, a GeForce 8600gt graphics card, a Soundblaster XFI sound card and a TV Card - as well as printers, DVD etc via usb.
As my system otherwise appears to be working fine I'm worried that there may be trouble brewing if I don't sort this out.