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will i need bios UPDATE?

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i have a narra5 5.00 with a am2+ socket type amd athlon ii x2 215 i want to upgrade to a quad core for decent gaming performance budget wise .. will i be able to upgrade it to a AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM2+ AM3 125W CPU without a bios update ? i have read that this cpu will fit in the am2+ socket type but im not sure if bios will support it.

 

 

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Prométhée
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hi

What is the model of the computer

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The M2N68-LA (Narra5) motherboard 

If it is this motherboard it is just mentioned

  • TDP: 95W
  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
    note:
    Only socket AM2+ processors are supported with this motherboard.
    • AMD Phenom II Quad-Core
    • AMD Phenom II Triple-Core
    • AMD Phenom Quad-Core (A) 9xxx series (AM2+)
    • AMD Phenom Triple-Core (T) 8xxx series (AM2+)
    • AMD Athlon X4
    • AMD Athlon X3
    • AMD Athlon X2 (B) (AM2+)

     

So an update may not change anything if a processor is not in the HP list

from what I found the tdp is not good
and most often just Socket AM3
Unless this is specified in a bios update, which CPU support is added better to avoid!


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