Could you please send me the AA# and Serial of your motherboard? It is necessary to check if your processor is fully compatible to your motherboard.
Thanks for your reply. I will be able to send you the full SERIAL on Sunday (when I'll next have access to it), but I can tell you now that the REVISION number definitly matches C96732-xxx as stated on http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d955xbk/sb/cs-026574.htm
Infact, I understand from teh website that inorder for teh 840 to have worked (my previous processor) the revision number hat to match that. But I'll update this discussion with the serial a.s.a.p.
I would be waiting your reply with the markings of the processor.
Do you mean the mobo S/N (markings) or the processor markings? For the processor consider this one:
It's exactly the same except for the S/N at the bottom, which is different (if you really need the exact serial number then tell me as I'll need to remove the Cooler and Thermal Paste - is there a know incompatibility or bug with a lot of the 965 pocessors?).
I'll post a foto of the MOBO S/N over the weekend.
Hello again mike_intel,
Here we are, serial number is BQBK54800550 and the AA revision number is C96732-406:
But now, after running the processor for a bit manually setting the MULTIPLIER at 14, when I put it back into AUTOMATIC it seems to hold at 14 correctly placing the CPU frequency to 3.73 GHz:
In any event, this is now documented in this forum if anyone has the same problem. I'm still puzzled at how the D955XBK was unable to correctly identify the SL9AN (Pentium D 965 EE) and why does the BIOS recognize it as a "Genuine Intel (R) CPU 6.0GHz"? But hey... It's all back on automatic and I'm happy