ok so im going to be upgrading from a amd phenom quad 9500 2.2 to a phenom 2 quad 955 black 3.2 is there anything critical i need to to to my pc to make this upgrade? or is switching cpu's as easy as switching video cards? i probably need to upgrade my bios right i have a m2a-vm motherboard and its a two years or so old. ive never changed out a cpu before so, bear with me
This board does not support the Phenom 2 Quad 955 Black with or without a bios flash. I checked two compatibility charts and the results were the same, you will be installing that CPU at your own risk.
well whats the best one that is compatible or what would you recommend, i mean i didnt go out and buy it guess i thought it might be compatible, wishful thinking lol, i wanna oc something so its pretty fast but not spend over $250
I'm more of an Intel guy and I don't want to give you any bad info so I'll let one of the AMD guys help you with that. Which ever CPU you decide, go back and check the list to see if your current bios is compatible with the new CPU. If not, you may have to update your bios before upgrading the CPU, good luck.
Try this, shut down and unplug the PSU. Remove CMOS battery and discharge the motherboard by holding in the power button while touching the metal part of the case for approx 30 sec. Put the battery back in and post. Don't forget to re-apply your bios settings.
yeah i already did the cmos reset, it wouldnt boot with the settings i had it at so i had to do it. it was booting witht hose settings before thou pre bios update which is odd. guess imma have to fenagle around it somehow, idc as long as my new cpu overclocks ill worry about it when we cross that bridge, no use messing with the cpu i have right now if im gonns replace it next week