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AMD phenom II x4 955be

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April 27, 2013 3:44:53 PM

Ok i have this PC, http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...
WITH this CPU, AMD phenom II x4 955be




From what i been reading this board only supports a 95w CPU and the CPU is a 125w. Is it bad for the board? It seems to run fine, but the thing is am i getting the full power of the CPU? (I did not put this CPU in.) plus i'm running a 300 watt PSU http://www.replacepowersupply.com/300w-bestec-atx0300d5...
WILL it be fine if I put a GFX card in such as a HD 7750? Because the CPU is a 125w.
What kind of CPU can i put in the board that is GOOD? OR what kind of board is good for this CPU AMD phenom II x4 955be? I would like to keep the ram if possible if not its ok. budget is no more than $100 THANKS!

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April 27, 2013 6:03:11 PM

Yes the NVIDIA GeForce mcp61 chipset was one of those chipsets that allowed a bios update to use a am3 cpu. your board specs http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...

The 7750 need no external power But I would not add anything to further drain the power supply it is very dubious. They are called bestec bombs for a reason.

A corsair cx 430 is 40 dollars after rebate and will serve you well
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-139-...

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April 27, 2013 6:12:00 PM

Why is it only 803mhz? thats the highest i seen it.
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April 27, 2013 6:40:42 PM

lvgamer said:
Why is it only 803mhz? thats the highest i seen it.


It could be idling, cool and quit active, have you checked it under load ?

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April 27, 2013 6:45:14 PM

I used prim95 for about 10mins it never got passed 803mhz.
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April 27, 2013 7:19:15 PM

yes i did.






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April 27, 2013 7:25:42 PM

Have you tried going into the bios and setting it to 200x16 manually ?
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April 27, 2013 7:37:13 PM

I just looked in the bios and i see NOTHING about changing the speed looks like a normal bios. don't show temps or nothing it even says in the bios unknown processor.
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April 27, 2013 7:51:29 PM

lvgamer said:
I just looked in the bios and i see NOTHING about changing the speed looks like a normal bios. don't show temps or nothing it even says in the bios unknown processor.


Under advanced tab in bios second one down cpu configuration

Link to your board manual
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=M2...

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April 27, 2013 7:54:16 PM

there is no cpu config.
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April 27, 2013 7:56:46 PM

lvgamer said:
there is no cpu config.


No advanced tab ?

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April 27, 2013 8:54:49 PM

Under 32 bit vista it says
Information on how to use the AMI FLASH DOS Utility.
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April 27, 2013 9:06:44 PM

It says the same thing for win 7 64 it should be the newest by date in bios utilities you need to log on as admin first before you attempt to flash from a dos prompt

If you have never done this before let me give you the bad news. If not done properly it can brick your mother board. No nothing not even 800mhz like it is now. Even when done properly if it hangs it can be disastrous. I have been there and the hours sweating over how to tell the customer i screwed it up so be for warned now.
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April 27, 2013 10:29:27 PM

tourist said:
It says the same thing for win 7 64 it should be the newest by date in bios utilities you need to log on as admin first before you attempt to flash from a dos prompt

If you have never done this before let me give you the bad news. If not done properly it can brick your mother board. No nothing not even 800mhz like it is now. Even when done properly if it hangs it can be disastrous. I have been there and the hours sweating over how to tell the customer i screwed it up so be for warned now.


i went to this page http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=To... and clicked the top one and tryed to open it. I cant. Is this for my board? the pic looks different.
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April 28, 2013 8:38:27 AM

lvgamer said:
tourist said:
It says the same thing for win 7 64 it should be the newest by date in bios utilities you need to log on as admin first before you attempt to flash from a dos prompt

If you have never done this before let me give you the bad news. If not done properly it can brick your mother board. No nothing not even 800mhz like it is now. Even when done properly if it hangs it can be disastrous. I have been there and the hours sweating over how to tell the customer i screwed it up so be for warned now.


i went to this page http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=To... and clicked the top one and tryed to open it. I cant. Is this for my board? the pic looks different.


BUPDATER Flash BIOS tool under DOS.(V1.24) is the flashing tool and the bios is on the other page . Load them both on a usb stick and run bupdater .exe

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April 28, 2013 11:25:00 AM

I don't think it's the right board. looks like i am running ver 5.17 bios atm.
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April 28, 2013 2:33:06 PM

lvgamer said:
I don't think it's the right board. looks like i am running ver 5.17 bios atm.


Printed on your motherboard it will tell you what version it is.

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April 28, 2013 2:39:39 PM

Ok does the bios update have to be from the MOBO site or HP site? ok just looked it says rev 3.02
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April 28, 2013 6:54:09 PM

Look at the date of the bios and go with the newest, hp would be the best but it looks like hp onlly had a few revisions whereas the asus community as a whole continued updating the motherboard bios until 2011. Read up on the ami flashing procedure and you should be fine.
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June 16, 2013 2:38:02 PM

Give me some links for a mother board for a AMD phenom II x4 955be 125w and some ram for it.
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June 16, 2013 3:01:27 PM

lvgamer said:
Give me some links for a mother board for a AMD phenom II x4 955be 125w and some ram for it.


what happened ?


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June 16, 2013 3:57:38 PM

Nothing i never tryed it. I think i will just buy a new board for this CPU, but need a good micro ATX board for it.
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June 16, 2013 4:43:38 PM

tourist said:
cheap i have used these two
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have had good luck with the 880g chipset but the 980-990 boards are the best and give you good fx upgrade path.


Ok if i go with the second board what kind of ram would be good for the cpu?
DDR3 1800*/1600*/1333/1066/800
Note: 1800/1600MHz memory speed is supported depend on the AM3/AM3+ CPU you adopt. For detail CPU specification, please refer AMD official website.
i don't get what it is talking about.
Plus would i have to get new heatsink? the mounts look big.
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June 16, 2013 5:50:20 PM

lvgamer said:
tourist said:
cheap i have used these two
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have had good luck with the 880g chipset but the 980-990 boards are the best and give you good fx upgrade path.


Ok if i go with the second board what kind of ram would be good for the cpu?
DDR3 1800*/1600*/1333/1066/800
Note: 1800/1600MHz memory speed is supported depend on the AM3/AM3+ CPU you adopt. For detail CPU specification, please refer AMD official website.
i don't get what it is talking about.
Plus would i have to get new heatsink? the mounts look big.


1600ddr3 is fine, amd has a few pll cpu's that use ddr2. look for 1.5v cas 9
Cpu fan/heatsink is a personal choice, evo's are good, noctua, hyper 212. I mainly play with apu's and use h50 or equal just because of the apu heat spikes when the gpu kicks in. just get a good one with cooper heat pipes .
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June 16, 2013 6:48:07 PM

I would appreciate any help
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