Performance problems with AMD X4 940 Tags: CPUs BIOS Flash Performance Last response: March 20, 2009 2:06 AM in CPUs Share shiftstealth March 19, 2009 11:40:42 PM I recently installed this cpu on the specs in my sig and i didnt flash the bios, whenever i try to access my computer in windows it runs slow but in games its fine is this because i need a bios flash or because i need to reinstall windows? More about : performance problems amd 940 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove mamw93 March 20, 2009 12:56:01 AM Neither... you don't need to flash the BIOS to install a new CPU. Just clear the CMOS and you should be fine. | Report abuse drippyfausett March 20, 2009 2:06:16 AM What bios do you have. You might have to flash it. I had to and i have the same board you do mine is rev 1. Do you have revision 1 or rev. 2 of that MB? Rev. 2 requires bios FB to run pII 940 shown here http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSuppo... or for rev. 1 needs bios F6. shown here http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSuppo... | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Performance problems with AMD X4 940> Related ressources: ForumMy AMD Phenom 2 X4 940 BE does not recognize my dual channel ForumAmd phenom II x4 940 not showing 4 cores in temp. monitors ForumBest Motherboard for AMD Phenom II X4 940 ? ForumAMD PhenomII x4 940 BE stuck running at 800MHZ ForumAmd Phenom II X4 940 or Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 ForumHelp! Builiding a new gaming rig thinking of AMD Phenom II X4 940 ForumWhat motherboard for amd phenom ii x4 940 ForumMy AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE 3.0 ghz and Left 4 Dead 2 ForumMy AMD X3 720 upgrade and X4 940 comparision ForumPhenomII X4 940 (AM2+/125w)vs AthlonII X4 630(AM3/95w)vs suggestions? ForumPhenom II X4 940 > 4ghz++ ForumPhenom II X4 940 BE on Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wifi ForumBest Mobo for Phenom II X4 940 with DDR2-1066 and SLI ForumStarting a new build...C2Q9400, PII X4 940 BE, or...? ForumComplete u-turn here... Phenom II X4 940 system ForumCant decide what motherboard to get for phenom 2 x4 940 ForumOld AMD athlon II x4 setup outperforming current Core i7- 940 setup? ForumOCing a Phenom II 940 x4 ForumUpgrading from AMD Phenom II X4 940 to Phenom II X6 ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !