Motherboard BIOS Does Not Configure Processor Correctly

Most current motherboards will automatically configure the operating frequency and voltage of the installed processor, if the motherboard is validated for use with that processor.

1. Confirm with the manufacturer of the motherboard that the board is tested and supported for the processor. That includes the operating frequency of the processor, the voltage, and the core stepping of the processor. All three must be explicitly supported in the BIOS setup program.

2. Download and run the Intel® Processor Identification Utility or Intel® Processor Frequency ID Utility utility to confirm the operating frequency supported by the processor:

3. Refer to the documentation for your motherboard for details on processor configuration. Most boards will not require jumper configurations for the processor, but you may have to enter a configuration mode to select the correct options for your processor.

4. If necessary, download and install the most current BIOS for your motherboard. The instructions and files should be provided by the manufacturer of your motherboard.

This applies to:

Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processors

Solution ID: CS-001552 (1.0.3761318.3135844)
Last Modified: 10-Feb-2015
Date Created: 25-Dec-2002
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