Upgrading my am2+ socket cpu. am3 comaptible?

hello everyone i am wanting to upgrade my cpu

mobo: ta790gx128m
current cpu: phenom x4 9950 BE
PSU: thermaltake 550 watt
8 gig 240 pin ddr2 ram

i am looking at a new phenom cpu with the am3 socket. this one to be exact http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

will i run into any trouble upgrading? or does anyone have any better ideas for me?
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  1. The cpu isn't supported by this board. It may post as "unknown cpu". I would put in a service request with biostar; maybe they will send you a small bios file for the newer cpu. Both ECS and Foxconn have sent me custom bios files; maybe you'll get lucky with biostar.
  2. o1die said:
    The cpu isn't supported by this board. It may post as "unknown cpu". I would put in a service request with biostar; maybe they will send you a small bios file for the newer cpu. Both ECS and Foxconn have sent me custom bios files; maybe you'll get lucky with biostar.


    ok thanks for the reply. another question. what would u recomend getting as a next purchase? i really would like a new cpu cuz playing bf3 gets it around 80% usage and the stock fan is screaming. i have a 200 dollar cap
  3. o1die said:
    The cpu isn't supported by this board. It may post as "unknown cpu". I would put in a service request with biostar; maybe they will send you a small bios file for the newer cpu. Both ECS and Foxconn have sent me custom bios files; maybe you'll get lucky with biostar.


    But on the website it says it supports" Support latest AMD Phenom X4 , X3 / Athlon /Sempron processors" http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=377

    :pt1cable:
  4. schecterplayer said:
    ok thanks for the reply. another question. what would u recomend getting as a next purchase? i really would like a new cpu cuz playing bf3 gets it around 80% usage and the stock fan is screaming. i have a 200 dollar cap


    What do you have as a graphics card?
  5. Your board in version 5.x supports a 945 phenom II in 95 watts; if you use newegg, they have a terrific deal today only: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113007&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=361116&SID=FWarhjxa. I'll bet your board will run it even if it says "unknown cpu". This version was very popular; newegg apparantly ordered the last ones; it's no longer sold.
  6. emoney123 said:
    What do you have as a graphics card?


    i have an hd 4850. i bought a 6850 but i install it and the fan spins up full speed and does not post with it in. im thinking power supply cuz its only 550 watt
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