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The specification of my desktop computer is as

Processor: AMD FX-8320, Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 (AMD 970 Chipset), RAM: 16GB Kingston HyperX Fury, HD: 1TB WD Black and SMPS: CoolerMaster 650W

Due to some issue, the processor was replaced by the AMD. After installing the new processor (FX-8320), I see an error message during POST:

New CPU installed! Please enter setup to configure your system. Press F1 to Run SETUP

After pressing F1, I press F8 for Boot Menu, then I select P3:WDC.. (Hard Drive)

Then Windows login screen appears. I saved booting priority by F10. However, after every restart, I need to follow these steps after pressing F1.

I replaced onboard 3V battery and discussed with ASUS also. I have gone through all possible troubleshooting steps with the guidance of ASUS. The BIOS of motherboard is already updated. However, I re-flashed the BIOS and I selected default loading.

At the end issue is not resolved and ASUS says, this issue is because of motherboard so disable Wait for 'F1' If Error and continue to use.

I know disabling Wait for 'F1' If Error is not the solution of this problem. It is just ignoring the error message.

Please let me know, if I ignore the error message, is there any possibility of further hardware issue? And if I continue by ignoring this error message, what precautions do I need to take to avoid further hardware issue?

With Regards

John

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    Try loading default settings in the bios and save changes. – Moab May 25 '18 at 21:06
  • Did you contact Asus support since they changed the processor? – Moab May 25 '18 at 21:09
  • I did all possible troubleshooting steps with the guidance of Asus. Also I selected default loading but issue not resolved. At the end Asus suggested, disable Wait for 'F1' If Error and continue to use and this issue is because of motherboard. – user886982 May 29 '18 at 2:19
  • Pls guide me; if I ignore the error message, is there any possibility of further hardware issues in motherboard, processor, RAM or hard drive? And if I continue by ignoring this error message, is there precaution so that the possibility of further hardware issue in the motherboard and processor would be less? – user886982 May 31 '18 at 14:43

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