so i had a fx 4100 on a GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2 mobo, and i upgraded to an fx 8350 and the clock was auto set to 2.8ghz, so i went into the bios and the multiplier was set to 14 (duh), but i can only raise it to 18.5 any higher and it sets it to 7, i heard somewhere that you have to flash the bios, not really sure what that is and i never did it when i upgraded my cpu, so any suggestions on how to get it to the real base clock of 4ghz???
You know he is right!, should of checkd the board and its cpu wattage output, first.
And checked the wattage of the new Cpu. Well we all learn dont we.
RMA the cpu explain and ask for a chip with a lower wattage if you can, As a swap.
well i am getting a new motherboard anyway, but thanks for the info, should i keep it at x14 then? and would this motherboard be ok? MSI 970A-G46