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October 20, 2012 4:28:10 AM

im trying to upgrade my cpu i currently have a amd phenom 8400 X3, while i havent had any problems im just going to slowly upgrade my pc as i get extra cash.

so it must be amd and run on 95w

my mobo is a M2N68-LA (narra3)
this nice lookin fella here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...

under cpu support it has a bunch of crappy ones but i think that
1. this is before am3 was out
2. its an old bios support list

I have read that any am3 will run on am2+ boards but im not sure if thats completely true.

basically the question is will my bios support it and mobo though from what i've read the mobo should
my bios is

phoenix awardbios v6.00PG

i cant find much about. also if my bios wont let me upgrade can i flash it so it can, and how risky would that be

thanks for your help

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October 20, 2012 4:36:05 AM

I wouldn't try and put an AM3 cpu in that board. I am sure the BIOS has not been updated to allow it. I doubt HP even make new ones available to the public. My advice is to save up money and build your own PC. I don't advise buying it part by part as the industry moves so quickly. Sorry, but that's my 2c.
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October 20, 2012 4:46:01 AM

maestro0428 said:
I wouldn't try and put an AM3 cpu in that board. I am sure the BIOS has not been updated to allow it. I doubt HP even make new ones available to the public. My advice is to save up money and build your own PC. I don't advise buying it part by part as the industry moves so quickly. Sorry, but that's my 2c.


i know its stupid to buy part by part but i was planning on getting the phenom II x4 or x6 both are very cheap and neither are going to die soon. i'll try to do some more searching, i think i read someone got the x4 965 and it worked but he didnt say what bios he was using
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October 20, 2012 4:36:02 PM

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

people reported that this processor works in my board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and other forums/sites people have reported that the phenom x4 works with their bios which are the same as mine. so i think it should work, these people where all running the x4 940 or 955 does this mean that if those will work that any 95w phenom II will work or not?

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