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MB/CPU incompatibility due to bios discrepancy?

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August 29, 2009 8:07:02 PM

Hey guys,

I currently have an Asrock Alive Nf6G-Vsta mobo with an athlon64 3800.

http://www.asrock.com/MB/overview.asp?Model=ALiveNF6G-V...


I purchased an Athlon II x2 245 today thinking it was compatible, somewhere along the line i thought i had this board which is almost spot on identical.

Alive Nf6G -GLan

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=ALiveNF6G-G...

However, the latter board is AM3 compatible while the one i have (VSTA) isnt. Given the very close resemblance, would there be an aftermarket bios solution for this...is there ANYTHING i can do to make my new, more powerful CPU run on my mb?

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August 29, 2009 8:39:59 PM

well, you could try to update the bios to the newest revision and try again
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