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M2N68-LA (Narra5) Motherboard Processor upgrade question part 2

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September 16, 2013 5:34:13 PM

TDP: 95W

Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
NOTE: Only socket AM2+ processors are supported with this motherboard.
AMD Phenom II Quad-Core
AMD Phenom II Triple-Core
AMD Phenom Quad-Core (A) 9xxx series (AM2+) <------ think I got this type.
AMD Phenom Triple-Core (T) 8xxx series (AM2+)
AMD Athlon X4
AMD Athlon X3
AMD Athlon X2 (B) (AM2+)

Just ordered a:

AMD Phenom 9650 2.3GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor HD9650WCJ4BGH - OEM
Hopefully I got it right this time.....

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September 16, 2013 7:52:20 PM

If this is you MB...
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...
.. you should be in fine shape. The Phenom X4 9650 is a 95W processor designed for that socket. Let's just hope you don't need a BIOS update to recognize it. I'm thinking you won't since the specs page doesn't specify.
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January 30, 2014 9:01:16 PM

Clangii said:
TDP: 95W

Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
NOTE: Only socket AM2+ processors are supported with this motherboard.
AMD Phenom II Quad-Core
AMD Phenom II Triple-Core
AMD Phenom Quad-Core (A) 9xxx series (AM2+) <------ think I got this type.
AMD Phenom Triple-Core (T) 8xxx series (AM2+)
AMD Athlon X4
AMD Athlon X3
AMD Athlon X2 (B) (AM2+)

Just ordered a:

AMD Phenom 9650 2.3GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor HD9650WCJ4BGH - OEM
Hopefully I got it right this time.....


Thank you for the info!!!!!
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August 5, 2014 3:52:27 AM

clutchc said:
If this is you MB...
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...
.. you should be in fine shape. The Phenom X4 9650 is a 95W processor designed for that socket. Let's just hope you don't need a BIOS update to recognize it. I'm thinking you won't since the specs page doesn't specify.


Hi this is my first post so it's probably all messed up, I bought a new CPU for my motherboard (M2N68-LA), I think its a phenom quad too so I hope that this post is relevant enough not to need a new thread, because I have the same mobo and maybe CPU but mine does not work. Before I bought it i researched it and it fits and everything seemed great but the bios says that it isn't supported at boot so I'm trying to update it using AFUDOS but i keep getting an error that the ROM i'm trying to use isn't valid but I got it off of their site??? Anyway I'm confused if anyone can spare me an minute I would appreciate it alot. I'm not sure if there's a private message function here, but I would email and chat with anyone willing to help me out.

Thanks,
Dan
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August 5, 2014 12:12:12 PM

danfbarry said:
clutchc said:
If this is you MB...
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...
.. you should be in fine shape. The Phenom X4 9650 is a 95W processor designed for that socket. Let's just hope you don't need a BIOS update to recognize it. I'm thinking you won't since the specs page doesn't specify.


Hi this is my first post so it's probably all messed up, I bought a new CPU for my motherboard (M2N68-LA), I think its a phenom quad too so I hope that this post is relevant enough not to need a new thread, because I have the same mobo and maybe CPU but mine does not work. Before I bought it i researched it and it fits and everything seemed great but the bios says that it isn't supported at boot so I'm trying to update it using AFUDOS but i keep getting an error that the ROM i'm trying to use isn't valid but I got it off of their site??? Anyway I'm confused if anyone can spare me an minute I would appreciate it alot. I'm not sure if there's a private message function here, but I would email and chat with anyone willing to help me out.

Thanks,
Dan


What is the exact processor you are trying to use?
Can you post a link to where you found the BIOS file that fails to install?
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August 5, 2014 12:57:59 PM

clutchc said:
danfbarry said:
clutchc said:
If this is you MB...
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...
.. you should be in fine shape. The Phenom X4 9650 is a 95W processor designed for that socket. Let's just hope you don't need a BIOS update to recognize it. I'm thinking you won't since the specs page doesn't specify.


Hi this is my first post so it's probably all messed up, I bought a new CPU for my motherboard (M2N68-LA), I think its a phenom quad too so I hope that this post is relevant enough not to need a new thread, because I have the same mobo and maybe CPU but mine does not work. Before I bought it i researched it and it fits and everything seemed great but the bios says that it isn't supported at boot so I'm trying to update it using AFUDOS but i keep getting an error that the ROM i'm trying to use isn't valid but I got it off of their site??? Anyway I'm confused if anyone can spare me an minute I would appreciate it alot. I'm not sure if there's a private message function here, but I would email and chat with anyone willing to help me out.

Thanks,
Dan


What is the exact processor you are trying to use?
Can you post a link to where you found the BIOS file that fails to install?


Yes I apologize I should have included more information it's an AMD Phenom II Quad-Core black edition CPU X4 3.0GHz HDZ940XCJ4DGI that I got on ebay. The seller seems legit so I don't see why it would be the chip itself. The computer is a compaq CQ4010f that I got from my inlaws and I'm trying to soup it up for my sons. I can't remember the message but when I get time later tonight I try again and post an update. Hopefully that helps, until then I can update to the best of my knowledge, I think the message was CPU not supported by this motherboard, so I assume it's running an outdated version. Worst case I will but a new mobo I guess but it seems like it should be a simple fix for a genius out there...
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August 5, 2014 3:05:52 PM

That processor: http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Phenom%20II%20X4%...
...is supported according to the web page for the M2N68-LA board that I linked to above. The only thing I can think of is the MB bios is to old to recognize the 2009 era chip. But you said that you tried updating only to find out that the update wouldn't work. Where did you find a BIOS update for that system?
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August 5, 2014 10:31:22 PM

clutchc said:
That processor: http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Phenom%20II%20X4%...
...is supported according to the web page for the M2N68-LA board that I linked to above. The only thing I can think of is the MB bios is to old to recognize the 2009 era chip. But you said that you tried updating only to find out that the update wouldn't work. Where did you find a BIOS update for that system?


Yeah that was my thought too. I had trouble finding my computer model on HP's site so I checked on asus for updates to the specific motherboard. I tried the last three from asus' site and none worked the error was basically bad file when i tried to flash it. My next thought was to look for an hp with the same motherboard and look for drivers that way. I'll keep you updated, thank you for your help so far.
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August 6, 2014 1:58:40 PM

That's the problem with HP/Compaq and other OEMs. They sometimes use a proprietary BIOS.
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