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August 7, 2011 7:28:15 AM

Is there a way to know if bios version 5.05 recognizes AMD Phenom ii x4
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August 7, 2011 8:01:17 AM

Your bios should have no problem detecting your CPU. Just mentioning bios 5.05 isn't enough. Anyhow, you don't have to worry about this. Your bios doesn't necessary give you the chip's name but it gives you the voltage, speed, fsb, etc.
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August 7, 2011 8:34:32 AM

Depend on your motherboard support phenom II x4 or not. If bios fail .. Rma
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August 7, 2011 3:31:11 PM

hazook said:
Is there a way to know if bios version 5.05 recognizes AMD Phenom ii x4


Without knowing what make and model of the motherboard your vaguely referring too, you might as well be writing in Arabic.
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August 7, 2011 5:58:16 PM

hazook said:
Is there a way to know if bios version 5.05 recognizes AMD Phenom ii x4

Tho mobo is an old narra3 (M2N68-LA) from HP. It's an AM2+ board that officialy supports up to AMD 9600 x4 95 Watts, so an AMD Phenom II x4 840 3.0 Ghz will fit in the socket but I'm not sure that will be recognized by 5.05 bios.
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August 7, 2011 7:23:03 PM

geekapproved said:
Without knowing what make and model of the motherboard your vaguely referring too, you might as well be writing in Arabic.

Thanks for your help.
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August 7, 2011 8:33:51 PM

Did you mean recognize in Cpu-z (uknown) .. Like that some phenom II work fine but alway's uknown in CPU-Z, try again update with bios 5.14
. good luck
Read this : www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-ASUS/M2N68-LA_(Narra3-GL8E).html
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August 8, 2011 12:58:57 AM

henydiah said:
Did you mean recognize in Cpu-z (uknown) .. Like that some phenom II work fine but alway's uknown in CPU-Z, try again update with bios 5.14
. good luck
Read this : www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-ASUS/M2N68-LA_(Narra3-GL8E).html

Thanks for the help.
1. There is no bios update available from HP.
2. What I mean is, will the cpu boots up at all?
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August 8, 2011 3:29:54 AM

henydiah said:
1. here from HP Version: 5.13 : http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadInde...

2. boot at all ?

1 .As for the bios ,the hp support page for my specific hp pavilion a6352f offers no bios update.That is weird because I know for a fact that there are other bios versions for narra3 5.13 and 5.14 .
I even found the hp page with bios 5.14 update but since it wasn't offered for my specific pc model I don't know if I can use it safely.
2. If I do the cpu upgrade without upgrading the bios I wonde if the computer boots or am I going to get blue/black screen + an error message.
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August 8, 2011 3:48:17 AM

The short answer is, if its not on HP's approved CPU list then it likely won't work. Just because the CPU can fit in the socket doesn't mean it will work. It sounds like AM3 support is not there. Also in question is whether the board can handle higher TDP processors. Otherwise I'd recommend the X4 940 for around $100, its AM2+ but also a 125W part.

Your upgrade options are limited. That's what buying an oem machine from gateway, Dell, Hp etc will do for you. Trying an untested BIOS on your motherboard is not wise unless you want to brick it and start over. Before sinking more money into this machine, I think you should weigh your options and possibly look at a system upgrade.
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August 8, 2011 4:04:11 AM

buzznut said:
The short answer is, if its not on HP's approved CPU list then it likely won't work. Just because the CPU can fit in the socket doesn't mean it will work. It sounds like AM3 support is not there. Also in question is whether the board can handle higher TDP processors. Otherwise I'd recommend the X4 940 for around $100, its AM2+ but also a 125W part.

Your upgrade options are limited. That's what buying an oem machine from gateway, Dell, Hp etc will do for you. Trying an untested BIOS on your motherboard is not wise unless you want to brick it and start over. Before sinking more money into this machine, I think you should weigh your options and possibly look at a system upgrade.

Thanks . I get the feeling there are to many question marks for this to be a reasonable course of action.I should propebly just save for a new pc.
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August 8, 2011 1:54:45 PM

I told you in your other post on the same topic that it was highly unlikely it would work and that this is a question you should be asking HP tech support.
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August 18, 2011 12:29:15 AM

Best answer selected by hazook.
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