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Why does my Biostar TA770 A2+ not support the Phenom II x4 965?

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May 24, 2012 6:36:05 AM

Hello there.

My Biostar motherboard is an AM2+ socket, and my current AMD Tri-Core CPU popped, so I did some research and found the best compatible CPU would be the Phenom II x4 965. So I bought it and put it in last night. And got a BBN
!!(big-black-nothing)So needless to say Im pissed. What can I do??

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May 24, 2012 11:55:29 AM

Your mobo can support AM2+ but dont support AM3 processor. Phenom II x4 965 is a AM3 processor. AM2+ phenom x4 cpu series is supported in your mobo.

You can buy a new mobo that support AM3 cpu, like bioster 880g. They are very cheaper.
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May 31, 2012 8:44:38 AM

Yeh I eventually tracked it down to CPU thermal power. My board supports UP to 95W and the new CPU is 125W...so I had to buy a Mb that can support the 125W CPU...got a MSI 970A-G46 with some new DDR3 1333 RAM. *sigh* Now I'm so broke I cant even pay attention....but its working at least :) 
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May 31, 2012 8:44:57 AM

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May 31, 2012 11:22:51 AM

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