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December 30, 2010 12:45:56 AM

Hello, I've created an account just to ask this question, will this processor http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... fit in a Pegatron Narra5 Motherboard? I read some posts with the same problem, but none are very specific about it. I think someone said that Any AM3 Processor will fit in a AM2+ slot. If it will work, and if i need to update my BIOS, can you give me a link to the BIOS update? I was screaming because I couldn't find any updates for my BIOS. Please Help, I want to upgrade TOMORROW.
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December 30, 2010 1:00:07 AM

Based on the HP site, it supports Phenom II with TDP less than 95 watts, which your CPU choice is. I don't see where BIOS updates are required but I would review the site for the required information or updates.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...
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December 30, 2010 12:46:34 PM

tecmo34 said:
Based on the HP site, it supports Phenom II with TDP less than 95 watts, which your CPU choice is. I don't see where BIOS updates are required but I would review the site for the required information or updates.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...


Yeah but would it work in my motherboard? It's a AM2+ and I read on wikipedia that only some AM2+ Motherboards support AM3 processors.....
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December 30, 2010 12:49:05 PM

Oh and will it work with DDR2 RAM? Sorry If this is the wrong area to post that.
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December 30, 2010 3:42:26 PM

TyphX said:
Yeah but would it work in my motherboard? It's a AM2+ and I read on wikipedia that only some AM2+ Motherboards support AM3 processors.....


The specifications listed by HP show it supports AMD Phenom II processors, which are AM3 CPU's. The processors just have to have a TDP of 95 or less.



From what I can tell on the specification sheet, it doesn't state a BIOS update is required. I would review the product download page for your PC ( http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/static_software_sele... ) and see what is available for BIOS updates. If there are newer BIOS than yours, it will need a BIOS update to the latest BIOS provided for the CPU to work.



TyphX said:
Oh and will it work with DDR2 RAM? Sorry If this is the wrong area to post that.


Yes, AM3 processors work with DDR2 and DDR3 processors.

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December 30, 2010 11:54:47 PM

Thannnkss IT WORKED :D 
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December 30, 2010 11:58:45 PM

Glad to hear!! Have fun with the new CPU :D 
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