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Greetings all.
This might seem like a senseless question, but I just want to make sure.

I have a Asus M4A77D and a old Athlon 4600+ CPU that is capable to going up the 3.1ghz on an old Biostar board.
I want to take out that 4600+ from the Biostar board and put it in the Asus board. But the thing is, the Athlon 4600+ is not listed on the CPU support list for the Asus board.

So I'm wondering....what are the chances of it working?
Has anyone ever...ignored the CPU support list and still had luck?
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I'm almost 100% sure it'll work. That motherboard supports so many CPUs, even Phenom IIs. I doubt they would make it incompatible with a 4600+, especially considering it lists compatibility for 5000 series processors.
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I'm almost 100% sure it'll work. That motherboard supports so many CPUs, even Phenom IIs. I doubt they would make it incompatible with a 4600+, especially considering it lists compatibility for 5000 series processors.
Same thing I was thinking.
Let's say it's really not compatible...what could go wrong? Any explosions?
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Same thing I was thinking.
Let's say it's really not compatible...what could go wrong? Any explosions?
I doubt it, hahahaa. The processor's specs don't exceed the maximum wattage of the board, so it should be fine.
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Ah. Alright then. Cheers.
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Couldn't there be potential BIOS issues though?

I honestly don't know which is why i'm asking.
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Couldn't there be potential BIOS issues though?

I honestly don't know which is why i'm asking.
There is a potential, but I really doubt it'll be a problem. It seems more likely that someone just made a mistake when creating the list.
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Well, I'm the one asking too. :S
Hearing how BD performance may have been hampered by buggy BIOS scares me a little on this one. Since the chip is already slow.
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If the CPU is not compatible it will either just not boot or it will boot and on the POST screen it will say unsupported CPU but wil function normally. However never flash a BIOS with an unsupported CPU as the board will brick (I learnt the hard way)
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If the CPU is not compatible it will either just not boot or it will boot and on the POST screen it will say unsupported CPU but wil function normally. However never flash a BIOS with an unsupported CPU as the board will brick (I learnt the hard way)
In this case I would guess the second scenario (unsupported message) is most likely to happen, if anything.

Nothing will die if you try it, though.
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