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post #1 of 12
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Hello,

I posted on the forum last week about upgrading an acer motherboard which has an am2 socket, with an AM2+ processor.

We came to the conclusion that acer has released an update for the mother board and that a 95w quad core would be able to replace the dual core it currently has.

I bought an AM2+ Phenom 9550 which is a 95w 2.2 quad to replace the AM2 Athlon 2.4 which the computer currently has.

Here is the link: http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/10...m2-socket.html

Well i downloaded and installed the bios update that user Shomiyamu! posted in the forum, IT did not work.

After installing the bios and then the processor the computer had no lights come on and the fan spun for a few seconds before restarting the process over and over.

I then went to acers web site and downloaded the bios update directly form them. Acer did not indicate as to what the update did, but there were two aviaible so I downloaded and installed the newest available. Same thing happened the computer sounded like it was booting up, no lights and the fan began to spin then the pc seemed to shut down and restart the process.

ANY IDEAS GUYS?
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Maybe the mobo don't support that CPU? Did you checked the CPU support list for the mobo?
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I am sorry to hear what happened, I just bricked an OEM board this past weekend, I know it sucks.

in the future run CPU-Z so u can see what the motherboard's official model name is along with what chipset it uses.

Basically nothing else can be done, the board would need a new bios chip soldered on and that is not worth the hassel.

on the bright side, u can get a New AM2+ or AM3 motherboard now for 30-40 shipped. I would just go that route at this point.
Edited by dlee7283 - 5/24/11 at 9:45am
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Is there not another bios that I can install?
Maybe from a similar board that uses similar chipsets?

Is this done and out? no other options?
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Originally Posted by jpcramer View Post
Is there not another bios that I can install?
Maybe from a similar board that uses similar chipsets?

Is this done and out? no other options?
there is no dual bios on OEM boards so it can't be done. Its completely shot, just throw it away.

Also soldering on a $15 dollar BIOS chip is pointless unless the motherboard board cost like $300 dollars.

for $27 shipped I just got a AM2+/AM3 motherboard that is brand new. It even supports core unlocking and an HDMI adapter.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_895wt_1139

best bet is Ebay, u can get a board that officially supports that chip probably really cheap.
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post #6 of 12
You never want to "Barely leave headroom" knowing it is an acer and not a custom built computer all I can really say is you should have just left it.. AM2 is pretty outdated (Two sockets behind, three counting bulldozer) and really can not be upgraded much. Sorry man..
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so does the motherboard still boot to Windows, that is what I am missing in this
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post #8 of 12
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I purchased a motherboard that supports AM2, AM2+, AM3.
It appears that the processor that I purchased was DOA.
I purchased another one and I will update the progress.

Thanks again for all the help.

In the future is there anyway to tell if a processor is functional?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jpcramer View Post
In the future is there anyway to tell if a processor is functional?
It won't boot.
post #10 of 12
well cant u put that cpu in your sig rig to see if it works I highy dougt the cpu is dead, anyways the cpu under warranty, but the mobo is dead not the cpu.
If you can flash the board back to old bios and try again with old cpu. DO not put your 6 core in it that will kill them both tho.
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