I am trying to get an i5-4590 to work in an Asus H81M-E motherboard. Out of the box the MB BIOS version was 0701.
According to ASUS the MB needs, at least, BIOS 0808 to work:
I flashed the BIOS to 0808 using an i3 I have laying around. Note that this also means that the "system" (MB, PS, CPU and RAM) worked with the i3 installed.
Putting the i5 back in place yields no results... no beep codes... no nothing. I can get beep codes putting the i3 on the MB and removing the RAM.
I downloaded and flashed the latest BIOS... 2105. Same results.
I bought these components in an effort to build two similar units... thus I have two MB and two i5's. Neither works... I tried swapping components to rule out a bad MB or CPU.
Any thoughts? It sounds like the i5-4590 just is not compatible with the H81M-E MB.