Most AM2 Motherboards Not Phenom Ready

Test Setup

The test setup is based on standard components, which we have been using for months, but it also utilizes hardware from our brand-new Reference System configuration. We already used a similar configuration to compare the Athlon 64 X2 and the Phenom working with only a single processing core.

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System Hardware
AM2 ProcessorsAMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ (Windsor F3 core, 2.4 GHz, 2x 512 kB L2 Cache)AMD Phenom 9600 (Barcelona B2 core, 2.3 GHz, 4x 512 kB L2 Cache, 2 MB L3 Cache)
Memory2x 1 GB Corsair DDR2-800CM2X1024-8888-C4D, Timings 4-4-4-12
DVD-ROMSamsung SH-D163A , SATA150
Graphics CardGigabyte Radeon HD 3850 GV-RX385512HGPU : 670 MHzMemory : 512 MB DDR3 (830 MHz, 256 Bit)
Sound CardIntegrated
Power SupplyCoolermaster RS-850-EMBA, ATX 12V V2.2, 850 Watt
System Software & Drivers
Operating SystemWindows Vista Enterprise Version 6.0 (Build 6000)
DirectX 10DirectX 10 (Vista default)
DirectX 9.0cVersion : April 2007
Graphics CardATI Radeon Version 7.11 (54440)
AMD Chipset DriverVersion 3.0.642 (28/11/2007)
JavaJava Runtime Environment 6.0 Update 1
  • spearhead
    too many vendors boycott the upgradebility they just dont want to release a simple bios update because they want to force costumers to buy a new motherboard. it would anger me i would have bought a am2 motherboard and the vendor was such a bastard to boycott the those bios updates are rare too find. so far i have only few vendors who upgrade there bios. apperently ASUS support it the best so that is why i will choose ASUS above all those cheap bastards from now on
  • will it run a am2 quad core or not?
  • how d o get a mamuall for this motherboard0000 MSI K9NU Neo-V (ULi/Nvidia M1697)
  • how d o get a mamuall for this motherboard0000 MSI K9NU Neo-V (ULi/Nvidia M1697)
  • Where can i find the driver for this mother board winfast k8t890m2aa-krs2h