MB/CPU incompatibility due to bios discrepancy? Tags: Chipsets BIOS Compatibility CPUs Motherboards Last response: August 29, 2009 8:39 PM in Motherboards Share docfeelgood 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? More about : cpu incompatibility due bios discrepancy mindless728 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard August 29, 2009 8:39:59 PM well, you could try to update the bios to the newest revision and try again Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMB/CPU swap, What should I expect? ForumECS K7S5A incompatibility issue? Forumupgrade parents' PC with locally-purchased parts? Forum4.0Ghz P4 now officially cancelled ForumSuspected AGP 4x/8x incompatibility issues, maybe CPU - HELP ForumAMD and Win2k Incompatibility ForumSystem for gaming and HDTV ForumPerformance build sub $4000 opinions wanted. ForumMy CPU temp always reads 98C in BIOS ForumC2D temp question; Discrepencies among monitoring programs ForumGateway FX 6800-01e BIOS Update from Gateway Unsupported ForumPCI e 2.1 cards in pci e 2.0 motherboards? ForumUPDATED - Real temp vs Asus bios temp accuracy - NEW INFO ForumMB does not recognize all of the installed ram ForumBIOS Only detecting half of my DDR2 Ram! ForumNeed help Cannot POST and cannot access BIOS ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumHow to most successfully install CPU into LGA 775 socket? ForumGigabyte p45 ds3l bios questions....¿? ForumAsus P6T SE - Computer Turns off after ~1min in BIOS More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !