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Narra3 and the AMD Phenom II X4 850

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August 9, 2012 10:42:42 PM

I saw a posting on the HP website that someone actually managed to get the AMD Phenom II X4 840 working on the Narra3-GL8E motherboard, and I am seriously considering getting this if it is legit. What are your opinions on this?

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware/Changing-...

Should I take a dive and try the 850 on my motherboard?

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August 10, 2012 7:47:48 PM

That will be a bit tricky. The computer is broken and I was getting parts to fix it, which included a motherboard and CPU. So I got the same motherboard, but a better CPU to give it a little boost. Would it be possible if you could find out if a BIOS Update would be needed in order to use an AMD Phenom II X4 850 on it? Also, what would happen if I installed the CPU chip without the update?
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August 10, 2012 7:54:12 PM

BIOS features:

Less than 3800+
- System BIOS core brand: Award
- Keyboard combination to used to enter BIOS: F10

I am not sure what that core brand is, but that is the BIOS specifics for my motherboard that I got
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August 10, 2012 8:06:33 PM

With a bit of research, it seems someone managed to get the AMD Phenom II X4 840 working on their Narra3 motherboard. If someone managed that, would a step up from that work as well?

Btw, I sent a message to the person who sold me the motherboard. I should get a response back soon on what update the motherboard currently has
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August 10, 2012 8:13:43 PM

I know the motherboard is factory refurbished, but the question is.... did they bother to update it? We'll find out soon XD
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August 10, 2012 8:25:17 PM

Just out of curisoity, what would happen if you installed a CPU into a chip that it may not support? (Even though the motherboard supports up to 95W and the CPU is a 95W)
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August 10, 2012 8:31:44 PM

Oi.. how would an overload happen if the voltage is the same? Would turning it on for a mere 5-10 seconds cause it to overload, in that worse case scenario?
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