1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 9, 2012 10:22 AM by Adolfo_Intel

    "INVALID CPU TYPE OR SPEED" error

    belgianroffles

      I completed my build, had everything plugged in correctly etc. Computer boots for 1-2 seconds, won't even get to POST, and the computer shuts off. There is no beep from the motherboard, and the system continues to try and boot until I cut the power.

       

      CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 LGA1155
      Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
      The debugger code on the motherboard displays the error: "invalid CPU type or speed." Given that this is a new, modern motherboard with a socket that is most certainly compatible with the CPU, is this a motherboard issue or a CPU issue? What is the best fix?
      I have installed the CPU twice and triple and quadruple checked all cables and connections, and this error is the only thing that's shown up so far (then again, booting doesn't get far past that).