Updating bios is required to unleash its full power
If after doing this it still won't boot, remove the tape from lands AH7 and AJ7 and try again.
"Unknown CPU is detected, updating BIOS is required to unleash its full power! Originally Posted by Terminal Voltage AFAIK nobody has tried on a 975X, just the regular 965/975 series.
Many of the lands (30) that have various functions on a socket 775 CPU are "reserved" on a socket 771 CPU.
This is what Intel has to say about the "reserved" lands. Connection of these signals to VCC, VTT, VSS, or to any other signal (including each other) can result in component malfunction or incompatibility with future processors.
See Chapter 4 for a land listing of the processor and the location of all Reserved signals.
So there is potential there for some problems wouldn't you say?
" "Press F1 to Resume" If it helps the BIOS version I am using is the latest one 1201. I have been doing a lot of reading on the socket 771/775 CPU's.