I dont think my Motherboard supports this CPU...?

Bought new CPU. It's a FX-6100, but when I installed it last night, my motherboard wouldn't start up. The power wouldn't turn on. As in, I'd push the power button, but it'd turn off about .5 seconds later. Spent about 30 minutes wondering what the problem was, until I put my old CPU back in.

Here's the CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962

My motherboard is: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/880GM-P51.html#/?div=CPUSupport

I just realized...that it's not supported :/ Usually I'm not this careless when buying upgrades...

Though I have been looking around the internet, is there any way I can get this working? Bios update or something?
4 answers Last reply
More about dont motherboard supports
  1. My bad. No cpu support there.
  2. No it doesn't support nor will the MSI 880GM-P51 AM3 support your FX (AM3+) CPU :(

    Solution, exchange your FX-6100 for a AMD Phenom II X6 1055T <or> purchase an AM3+ (plus) MOBO.
  3. I'm pretty sure AMD recommended the 990 series when purchasing FX processors
  4. School boy error :D
Ask a new question

Read More

MSI-Microstar CPUs Motherboards Power Product