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Need help on upgrading processor

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November 20, 2011 6:40:57 PM

Hello, I'm wanting to upgrade my Processor- http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-1-8GHz-4x512KB-Quad-Co... with this one- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

Can I do it? I ask this because my motherboard- http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=A74ML-K says it supports amd phenom II am3 socket, but I'm confused because it's an am2+ socket motherboard.

Please help :) 

Thanks

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November 20, 2011 6:57:06 PM

http://www.foxconnsupport.com/cpusupportlist.aspx?type=...

According to that: it is AM3 compatible, but only up to 95w processors, so the 965 is a no-go. A 95w Phenom II 945 should be okay though.
If possible, a motherboard upgrade would be best, but ram and etc must also be upgraded.
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November 20, 2011 7:27:52 PM

The support list looks like it does not have any Zosma processors or maybe it was last updated before they were released. It should work, but you can't be sure it will be recognized unless there is a BIOS update available.
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November 20, 2011 7:32:15 PM

Wait, so in order for me to upgrade my processor I need to update the bios?
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