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Last response: in Motherboards
July 15, 2009 3:41:17 PM

Well I have a motherboard from Asus, I bought a year ago... and since February I am waiting for a Bios update for my board, because I wanna buy the new phenom II cpu....but at the ''asus support site'' says my board doesn't suppot the new cpu I want(phenom II 905e).well but another motrboard with the same chipset does and I want know if there is any risk if i install the other motherboard bios on mine...

my motherboard is: asus m3a78-emh-hdmi (bios 1107)

motherboard in which supports the processor I want: asus m3a78-em

help please!

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July 15, 2009 4:22:00 PM

umm...... first of all why the 905e? For that money you can get a faster quad...

IMO the 905e = fail , specially when it is a 2.5Ghz quad for 200.00$$

Get an x4 940 @ 3.0Ghz and save yourself some cash....and headaches

This is nothing but a low-power server chip....

And yes there is a risk, you cant just flash the bios from another mobo and expect it to work. If your 1 year old mobo is AM2/AM2+ and not AM3 compatible (at the moment) then forget about the 905e unless you are looking at a new mobo....

If i were you id stay away from ANYTHING that has an "e" at the end........

July 15, 2009 4:33:04 PM

OvrClkr, well my motherbord is am2+, that's why I'm asking if I can put the other motherboard bios instead! thank u

I chose the 905e because of the lowpower tdp my psu sucks...(bundled with the case!)
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a b Ĉ ASUS
July 15, 2009 4:50:50 PM

No worries I just want you to know that there are better options out there than the "e" series...

What PSU do you have?
July 15, 2009 5:06:20 PM

300watt with 2 12v rails it came with the it's only good for a low tdp cpu and low-end gpu...
July 15, 2009 5:44:30 PM

well, guess I have to wait until I buy a new MB with am3...
a b V Motherboard
July 15, 2009 6:31:51 PM

DO NOT flash with a bios from another board