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Help about AMD phenom X2 II 550 Black Edition

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February 8, 2010 11:07:46 AM

i wanna fast help plz
i bought the proccessor AMD phenom X2 II 550 Black Edi yesterday

and i have MB GB 74 GM s-2

when i tryied to run the new pro it haven't work
thought that the old pro AMD athlon 4600 work well
is that a prob at proccessor
or prob at mother board that it cant run that pro
or my MB need bios update
or what :) 
plz plz i need fast help
and ty

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February 8, 2010 11:22:29 AM

Um your MB is an AM2 Mobo, the processor is AM3, the motherboard does not support the new processor.

Hmm there is different versions of this board with the same name i get a few sites saying only AM2 socket and others saying it supports AM3.

February 8, 2010 11:24:44 AM

there isn't any solution to solve that prob :S
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February 8, 2010 11:26:44 AM

hamada20062010 said:
there isn't any solution to solve that prob :S

If you have only the AM2 socket one which it sounds like, then no. you would need a new mobo.
February 8, 2010 11:31:23 AM

Well you might want to look into it, most of the sites say its AM2+, so maybe it was a mistake on the other sites part.
February 8, 2010 11:56:29 AM

oh ty
really it's writed that board support AM2+
that on mb box
so u think that the prob in pro
February 8, 2010 12:07:47 PM

or u think i need BIOS UPDATE for my mother board ?
February 8, 2010 12:17:57 PM

hamada20062010 said:
or u think i need BIOS UPDATE for my mother board ?

First you need to identify your board and the version. There should be a number on the MB and it will say version or rev. with a number the ones I see for your board are 4.1, 4.0, 2.0, or 1.x then once you find that let us know.

Then check the cpu support list and then you can figure out if you need a bios update. If your board is just AM2+ you can usually run an AM3 processor but it will downgrade the the system bus speed will downgrade from HT3.0 (5200MT/s) to HT1.0 (2000 MT/s) spec which will slow the system down. In that case it would be better to pick up a new MB. Click the link below and try to identify which rev. of the board you have.
February 8, 2010 12:59:02 PM

GA-MA74GM-S2 (rev. 1.x)
AMD 740G + SB700 Chipset
Supports AMD Phenom X4/ Athlon X2 processors*
Solid capacitors design in CPU VRM
Dual Channel DDR2 800 for outstanding system performance
Integrated ATI Radeon 2100 graphics
Ultimate graphics performance with PCI-Ex16 interface
Integrated SATA 3Gb/s with RAID function
Features high speed Gigabit Ethernet connection
Integrated 6/8-Channel** High Definition audio
Integrated DVI interface with HDCP

February 8, 2010 1:04:05 PM

so i think it's must run my new CPU
AMD phenom X2 II 550
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February 8, 2010 1:12:19 PM

The cpu is not on the support list for your motherboard. What you can try is updating to the newest bios and see if for some odd reason it works. Most likely you will not be able to use that chip in your motherboard. The PII X4 920 and PII X4 940 are supported by your board so if you wanted a PII I would return your chip and go with one of them or you can upgrade your motherboard to handle the chip you have now.
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February 8, 2010 1:19:14 PM

What Bios version does it show you are runnning now - it looks like you might need a new Bios update in order to support the newer CPUs - lokks like the F4 BIOS is the one you need (as the F5b is still in BETA it is probably safer to go with the F4 version for know if it works) - If you are running anything older than the F4 version you will need to flash the BIOS to update it to support the new CPU.
February 8, 2010 1:24:55 PM

hamada20062010 said:
so i think it's must run my new CPU
AMD phenom X2 II 550

Even if you can run it your bus speed will downgrade from HT3.0 (5200MT/s) to HT1.0 (2000 MT/s) and you will be limited to running DDR2 800 memory. I would just pick up a new mb if I were you. Get one that will run DDR3 unless you don't have the cash and in that case recycle your ddr2.
February 8, 2010 1:54:30 PM

ty GUYS all who helped me
it was great from u really to help me
and i will try get new board
GB 785 DDR3 with 4 slots for RAM