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Asrock AliveNF5-eSATA2+ Rev. 2.01 & AMD Phenom. Bios 2.10

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August 11, 2012 5:04:20 PM

Hello:

I have an Asrock AliveNF5-eSATA2+ motherboard Rev. 2.01, NOT R3.0. I am trying to up-grade my cpu from an Athlon X2 to an AMD Phenom X4 9600. Asrock web site state that the AliveNF5-eSATA2+ (no mb rev. indicated) supports this processor, and that the AliveNF5-eSATA2+ R3.0 also supports this cpu. Asrock tech support responded that rev. 2.01 DOES support the Phenom 9600. After purchasing an AMD Phenom X4 9600 HD9600WCJ4BGD from ebay, my AliveNF5-eSATA2+ Rev. 2.01 will not POST. Seller states that the processor was from a working computer.

Thus, either this cpu is DOA, or Asrock cpu support is not correct. Rather than purchase yet another Phenom and learn by trial and error, I am looking for someone with an AliveNF5-eSATA2+ motherboard Rev. 2.01 who has had a working AMD Phenom in this motherboard. Many posts i have reviewed do not indicate the motherboard rev. so I am asking for someone with rev. 2.01 to let me know if they have had a phenom working in this rev. mb.

Thanks
August 11, 2012 5:32:38 PM

one thing i've always done when updating cpus is to make sure i have to latest bios going for the board
that cpu looks like needs bios version p1.8 or higher to run ( highest being p2.1 atm )

i would be checking the bios version its running atm
hope that helps
August 11, 2012 5:58:10 PM

tassietim said:
one thing i've always done when updating cpus is to make sure i have to latest bios going for the board
that cpu looks like needs bios version p1.8 or higher to run ( highest being p2.1 atm )

i would be checking the bios version its running atm
hope that helps



Thanks tassietim, and yes i am running P2.10 atm.
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