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
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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.
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.
ok so here the question dual core or quad, i know its been beat to death but i need an amd expert lol tell me what i should get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and how do i install it when i get it
aford10 said:Here is the cpu support list for that board and the BIOS needed to support each cpu.
I thought that site was a my little secret......"I checked two compatibility charts"
uRSALOG said:mostly playing WoW, i want to run it as fast as possible, and i know wow doesnt take all that much but if you havent seen the three psu's connected to my pc, i believe in overkill
For basic gaming i'd go for the X2 7750 or 7850, then overclock the crap out of that.
What's your current GPU?
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