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Hey guys, will the AMD A8 3870K fit in my PC/on my motherboard?

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Hey guys Smiley Very Happy I recently had a Gigabyte GTX 560 installed into my http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03000845

Which JUST fit (and works AMAZINGLY, I am very pleased with it!)

However some time in the future I might consider upgrading the processor— This is my motherboard: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02966470

Which I know doesn't say it is supported—however someone suggested to another poster on a forum that:

"It might not have been updated with the release of the 3870K" (they both use the same FX1 socket apparently).

So yea, would you guys do me a favor and tell me if it is indeed supported, and if not, why not?

I would truly appreciate your help and will write you a short poem in payment!

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Re: Hey guys, will the AMD A8 3870K fit in my PC/on my motherboard?

NO, this CPU is not supported by HP. First, there hasn't been a BIOS update to add support for new processors. Second, it is a "K" model which means it's multiplier is unlocked and it is meant for overclocking. Since HP uses a "locked" BIOS in most cases, you wouldn't be able to use the abilities of the unlocked CPU.

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Re: Hey guys, will the AMD A8 3870K fit in my PC/on my motherboard?

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NO, this CPU is not supported by HP. First, there hasn't been a BIOS update to add support for new processors. Second, it is a "K" model which means it's multiplier is unlocked and it is meant for overclocking. Since HP uses a "locked" BIOS in most cases, you wouldn't be able to use the abilities of the unlocked CPU.

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Re: Hey guys, will the AMD A8 3870K fit in my PC/on my motherboard?

Oh thank you lasvegaswireman—at least I managed to get a sweet graphics card in my HP rig ^^ so i'm very happy with the performance of it at the moment Smiley Very Happy.

 

I guess when I upgrade in future it will just have to be a new rig.

And I will definately choose the case/parts and have the store build me one.

DEFINATELY the way to go if you're getting a gaming PC Smiley Happy

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