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MSI 890GXM-G65... needs bios update to support X6?

bought a Phenom 2 X4 955 that came with a MSI 890 mobo in a bundle(got the board for free)

will this mobo/chipset support the Thuban X6 MoBos right out of the box or do i need to update the bios, i dont want to open up and put in the CPU since i can sell it and get an X6 1050t but im wondering if it will be a problem, i havent found anything that says it supports the X6 out of the box or that i need to update the BIOS first
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    Unfortunately, MSI says that chip needs one of the new BIOSes

    Phenom II X6 Thuban HDT35TWFK6DGR 1035T 200 2.60 3M 6M E0 95 7642v11.zip
    Phenom II X6 Thuban HDT55TWFK6DGR 1055T 200 2.80 3M 6M E0 95 7642v11.zip
    Phenom II X6 Thuban HDT90ZFBK6DGR 1090T 200 3.20 3M 6M E0 125 7642v12.zip
    Phenom II X6 Thuban HDT55TFBK6DGR 1055T 200 2.80 3M 6M E0 125 7642v12.zip

    http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodcpu2&prod_no=2012&maincat_no=1

    7642v10.zip is the oldest BIOS listed on their site, which is probably what you have.

    Will it boot so you can flash to the newest BIOS? Possibly. Or you could pick up a $30 Sempron to flash the BIOS first with.
  2. haha thats ok i can still sell the CPU even after i pop it in just for the bios update thanks for the response
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