1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 1, 2013 6:40 AM by sylvia_intel

    Power won't stay on after installing new i7 processor.


      Hi, I'm currently running my computer on an Intel Core i5 2300 and I recently purchased an i7 3770 as an upgrade. After installing the new Core i7, when I try to power my PC on, the power comes on for a second or two then turns off, then powers on again for one or two seconds then turns back off again and repeats until I switch off my psu.


      If I put my i5 back into the PC, then the computer starts up normally and runs just fine. It's only when I put my i7 in, that it wont start up/stay on for more than a couple seconds.


      I tried updating my bios and clearing my CMOS but I still get the same result. The i7 3770 is listed as a compatible cpu for my motherboard (MSI PH61A-P35 (B3)) and my PSU has more than enough wattage to take on the new chip.

      I posted a thread on another forum and they told me that I probably had received a defective chip. So, I got a replacement from Newegg and I'm still getting the same issue.

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.