Need some helps here.
I got a prototype Intel Core 2 Extreme from my brother(he works for intel). I installed the chip into my PC (WIN7 Ultimate (real one
), C2Quad Q9450, Corsair PSU TX650Watt, Asus P5Q-E, 4GB).
I checked all my hardware specs and they all support C2X. I double checked all the connectors and I didn't miss anything.
So after that, my PC keeps turning on & off without showing BIOS screen. Then, I changed the CPU back to Q9450 and everything worked just fine.
Infact, my Q9450 is also a prototype that didn't pass the quality control. And so does my new CPU.
Is this a faulty CPU?
Is there anyway to find out if the CPU is the culprit?
I don't wanna return the chip to my brother. Well, I will return it if he could give me a better one.
Please help me on this one! I really appreciate it.
My C2X chip doesn't have the common label. All it says:
QJEE ES MALAY