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Upgrading my am2+ socket cpu. am3 comaptible?

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April 25, 2012 5:05:40 PM

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=N82E168...

will i run into any trouble upgrading? or does anyone have any better ideas for me?
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April 25, 2012 6:47:46 PM

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.
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April 25, 2012 7:30:41 PM

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
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April 25, 2012 8:13:43 PM

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_...

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April 25, 2012 8:16:38 PM

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?
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April 25, 2012 10:47:13 PM

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=N82E168.... 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.
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April 26, 2012 2:42:19 AM

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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