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Windows won't boot after CPU upgrade

2021-10-13, 14:04 PM

Hello everyone, 

I have a Lenovo Legion T530-28ICB. I upgraded the i3-8100 to a i7-9700 and now Windows won't boot. The screen freezes during the "Legion" loading screen. I've been told that I need a BIOS update in order to make a 9th gen CPU work, so I went to the official Lenovo site to check if I have the newest BIOS installed. Apparently I do. I am at loss what to do here, is this mobo just not compatible with the cpu at all? Do I need another BIOS version that only works with a newer motherboard? 

Motherboard: 01LM504

Socket: B360

BIOS: O3LKT27A (11/23/2020)

PC was manufactured in 2018.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Re:Windows won't boot after CPU upgrade

2021-10-13, 14:12 PM
Processor Name Cores Threads Base Frequency Max Frequency Cache Memory Support Processor Graphics
Core i3-8100 4 4 3.6GHz - 6MB DDR4-2400 Intel UHD Graphics 630
Core i5-8400 6 6 2.8GHz 4.0GHz 9MB DDR4-2666 Intel UHD Graphics 630
Core i5-9400 6 6 2.9GHz 4.1GHz 9MB DDR4-2666 Intel UHD Graphics 630
Core i5-9400F 6 6 2.9GHz 4.1GHz 9MB DDR4-2666 -
Core i7-8700 6 12 3.2GHz 4.6GHz 12MB DDR4-2666 Intel UHD Graphics 630
Core i7-9700 8 8 3.0GHz 4.7GHz 12MB DDR4-2666 Intel UHD Graphics 630
Core i7-9700F 8 8 3.0GHz 4.7GHz 12MB DDR4-2666 -
Core i9-9900 8 16 3.1GHz 5.0GHz 16MB DDR4-2666 Intel UHD Graphics 630

 

- what processor did you have before, because the Intel i3 8300 does not appear in the list ?

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Re:Windows won't boot after CPU upgrade

2021-10-13, 14:39 PM

Sorry, typo. It's the i3 8100.

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Re:Windows won't boot after CPU upgrade

2021-10-13, 14:52 PM

MTM Machine Type Model?
consists of 10 characters: letters and numbers

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Re:Windows won't boot after CPU upgrade

2021-10-13, 15:06 PM

MTM: 90JL002LRI

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Re:Windows won't boot after CPU upgrade

2021-10-13, 15:06 PM

- it seems strange that the Intel i7 9700 does not appear as compatible on the Intel website, but it appears as compatible on the Lenovo website;

 

Link https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/sku/133332/intel-b360-chipset/compatible.html

 

Link https://psrefstuff.lenovo.com/Product/Legion/Lenovo_Legion_T53028ICB

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Re:Windows won't boot after CPU upgrade

2021-10-13, 15:13 PM

BIOS

  • O4BKT17A
  • 08 Dec 2020

- put your series in this link so that it is exactly the bios for your PC

Link https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/legion-series/legion-t530-28icb/90jl/90jl002lri/downloads/driver-list/component?name=bios%2Fuefi

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Re:Windows won't boot after CPU upgrade

2021-10-13, 15:25 PM

I will try installing that one, thanks a lot. 

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Re:Windows won't boot after CPU upgrade

2021-10-13, 16:58 PM

I manually installed the bios and then put the new cpu back in.

Pc booted this time, but with an error: "Windows encountered a problem and needs to restart". Did that, and Lenovo did another bios update (automatically this time). All seemed to go well - it restarted a few times, but then it got stuck on the motherboard loading screen again and I had to power it off. Tried turning it on again but then the same thing happened, accompanied by very loud fan noise. 

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Re:Windows won't boot after CPU upgrade

2021-10-13, 17:02 PM
- what version of bios do you have now?
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