Upgraded CPU but now no video to upgrade bios to support this cpu?
I upgraded my AMD Athlon 64 5500+ BE AM2 cpu with an Athlon 2 X3 440 (checked asus website and its supported but only with an upgraded bios) only problem is I cannot upgrade bios as the old cpu fried. Any help would be greatly appreciated , I have tried resetting the cmos and also the vid card. I am guessing the problem is having the old bios that does not support this CPU , is there anyway to update the bios without the cpu?
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nvm got the old cpu to run long enough to flash new bios , using stock heatsink right now and its still running pretty cool. I had taken my system to a repair shop a few months ago while I was out of town and since then I have had problems with cpu , I think the might have ripped out the old cpu without unclamping it first as some of the pins were bent.
You think some of the pins were bent? How did you arrive at that conclusion?
If that is the case, then you need a new motherboard.
Why would he need a new motherboard because the processor is damaged?