I have recently upgraded to an AMD: FX 8350 after having an AMD: Athalon 2 640. I installed the new processor to what I thought was correct, but I am seeing little to no change as far as performance. Have I bent a pin, installed the processor incorrectly, or not have my computer recognize it?
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if your CPU wasn't installed correctly your system would have died. Check in task manager to see your CPU stats. You wont see a difference if just idling.
Well it sounds like you installed it correctly or else your computer wouldn't boot :P.
I'm no expert but what I would do is get cpu-z and check the clock speed on full load to see if it's running to what it should be.
Did you flash your BIOS prior to installing the CPU? It seems like your system isn't detecting it right, could be fixed either by a BIOS upgrade or change of BIOS settings maybe? Or maybe just a Windows driver missing?
I did not flash my BIOS. How would I go about upgrading it?
You have to flash your BIOS, there is a thread on tom's about that. I think on AMD website the procedure is there too.
Ok thanks man
Hang on, what motherboard are you using? I hope it's not the same one you used for the Athlon previously.
Is it an AM3+ Motherboard? What is your motherboard model?
It is the same motherboard it is AM3+ is an MSI 760GM-P23(FX) (MS-7641)