I'll try to make this simple.
I have an MSI h61m-p23 board (2nd gen) with a i5-2500s and 8gb memory (ddr3) 600w Corsair PSU.
I also have i7-3770 (non k) Ivy cpu, and I am aware you can run Ivy cpus on h61m motherboards with correct bios. (I am not a stranger to bios flashing).
Now, following the direct instructions from MSI website, I upgraded the BIOS with the specific one to support Ivy cpus. Went smooth, 2500s still runs fine. I clear the CMOS then go to exchange the 2500s for the 3770, and with the 3770 inserted, the pc turns on/off. (ie fans spin on for a bit then off, then repeat). I have attempted the 1stick of ram, one component at a time procedure, no go.
I insert the 2500s back in and it runs fine. CMOS settings changed but beh. Works AS NORMAL. tHE H61M cpu support list DOES list the 3770 as compatible.
Questions I ask are:
-is 600w COrsair enough to run the 3770 (using onboard gpu)
-Not enough thermal paste?
-WIll the 3770 start up without thermal paste (just to see if it posts).
-ANy other ideas?
Does anyone know of a direct reliable link to bios that supports the h61m-p23 bios updates? Not sure bout msi, but will tyr others.
Edited by MSI90, 22 February 2018 - 08:26 AM.