1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 25, 2009 12:49 PM by Aryan2411

    DP45SG does not recognize E6850 as a compatible processor.



      DP45SG MB

      E6850 processor (chip loaner as i am an Intel employee)

      Patriot Viper 4GB 2X2GB 240 pin DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Memory

      OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W CrossFire Ready 80 plus active PFC

      Zalman CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU cooling fan/heatsink

      WD Caviar SE 320GB

      EVGA 8800GT




           After completing assembly of the system I receive a "detected CPU is not compatible with this board" yellow message on the screen before POST. I have tried replacing the CPU with another E6850 through the chip loaner program and have RMA'd the MB with Intel.  I recieved a brand new MB from Intel on the RMA and am still having the same issue.  On a 'i don't know what else to try whim' I swapped out the video card to a X1950XTX Crossfire edition Video card and get the exact same issue.  On the first MB i had, i also tried flash updating the BIOS with the same results.  I got nowhere using Intel's customer support online and have reached the point where i am ready to order a new motherboard and processor in the hopes of getting something that works.