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CROSSHAIR IV FORMULA + BULLDOZER + GEIL ENHANCE CORSA

HI, good morning,
I want to know :
1) the mobo CROSSHAIR IV FORMULA supports 8 core bulldozer cpus( 8120 or 8150)? and what about the new FX 8350? 2) this mobo is compatible with the 8 GB MODULES GEIL VALUE PLUS 1600mhz or the GEIL ENHANCE CORSA 1600mhz?
3) i´ve heard that this mobo supports bulldozer with just a bios update. i need to update the bios with the old processor installed and later switch or it has to be made with the bulldozer processor installed? could it have a bad consequence to the overall system, like instability with a component or lack of bios options?
4) my BIOS is 2002, do i have to update to all the bios newer than mine or just the last one (3029)?

sorry about the questions, but i´ve searched the internet and have not found a conclusive answer.

Please forgive my english, i am Brazilian.
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  1. Hi,
    Yes, the board requires a BIOS update: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/Crosshair_IV_Formula/#CPUS
    You need a supported CPU for updating the BIOS (update only the last version, no need to update all newer versions) or a new BIOS chip for replacing the board's one.
  2. IN4BLOCK
  3. ThatsMyNameDude said:
    IN4BLOCK

    why
  4. ThatsMyNameDude said:
    IN4BLOCK


    Are you a moron?

    Wait my bad. Stupid question. Obvious answer
  5. alexoiu said:
    Hi,
    Yes, the board requires a BIOS update: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/Crosshair_IV_Formula/#CPUS
    You need a supported CPU for updating the BIOS (update only the last version, no need to update all newer versions) or a new BIOS chip for replacing the board's one.


    SO, i use my phenom II installed to update the last bios; right after the reboot update i turn off the pc and install the fx bulldozer processor and turn on the pc? is that the path i must follow?
    sorry about my stupid questions, but i´ve read in the bios references that must not be used with AM3 processors. that´s my i´m asking this.
  6. Best answer
    It's for the 3017 version, which is a test one. Update to the latest (3029). And yes, set the BIOS to default, update it from BIOS, make sure that the system works OK after the update, power off the system, including the power supply and install the FX.
  7. asdfaf said:
    why


    all caps in title
  8. what about those memory modules the 8GB GEIL VALUE PLUS and GEIL ENHANCE CORSA, both 1600mhz, does the CROSSHAIR IV FORMULA supports it? has anyone used this combination before?
  9. Best answer selected by danielmunhato.
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