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hey all
I'm putting together a gaming rig right now and I have a question about the CPU and mobo
since I don't have an am3 cpu to first start my rig up and update my bios for Bulldozer, what would happen If i start up my PC fresh with a Bulldozer CPU inside without the bios update? and how can I update my bios before installing the cpu or get my pc to be able to start up while the Bulldozer chip is in and update my bios.

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i think you will be able to power it up just fine but with some probs like downclocked etc.
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so it'll be downclocked until I update the Bios right?
    
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as far as i know, it will run 1 core ( unknown CPU) @ 800MHz, and you 'll be able to update your BIOS
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as far as i know, it will run 1 core ( unknown CPU) @ 800MHz, and you 'll be able to update your BIOS
thanks for that info. but will all the settings for the CPU be normal after I update the bios?
    
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Save a copy of your Bios to a flash drive or a mem stick. But usually, it is always safer to download and flash the bios yourself with their utility. Don't worry, it works so don't panic.
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ok, thanks
    
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