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Question On Processors For GA-990FXA-UD7

post #1 of 3
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Guys and Gals,

Looking for some guidance with my current system problems.

I bought an FX-8150 to replace my Phenom II 970 on my GA-990FXA-UD7. The Phenom got a little mangled when I removed the Zalman cooler to install a water system (the Zalman is a pain to remove once installed and the arctic silver had so much adhesion it pulled the CPU out before I unlocked the ZIF, bending the pins).

The problem is my system was out of commission so long the BIOS has reverted to F2 from F6 and it will not boot with the FX-8150. The 970 may not be salvageable but I can get my hands on a Phenom II 980 to use to flash back up to F6. Unfortunately, when I looked at the supported processor list the Phenom II 980 is not supported on this board until F6.

Does anyone know if the 980 will boot at some lower clock rate under F2 or does it really need F6 to work in this board? I also have an older Phenom I for an AM2 socket but I assume it probably won't work either.

Thanks in advance for any assistance, smile.gif

Wild Wally

GA-990FXA-UD7
FX-8150 (hopefully)
XFX Radeon 6950
16 GB 1866 GSkill Sniper
OCZ Revo X2 160 GB SSD as boot drive
running Win 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 11.3 64 bit
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Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
OCZ REVOx2 160 Corsair HD100 Win 7 64 and Ubuntu 11.10 64 Ubuntu 11.10 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2253 BW Microsoft Natural Ergo Corsair HX 850 Lian-Li PC-70B 
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post #2 of 3
Yes, the 980 will boot if you install it.
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post #3 of 3
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Thanks Evil Penguin! You have made my day.biggrin.gif

I suspected the 980 could boot under F2 in some sort of reduced capacity since the only difference appears to be clock rate.thumb.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 GA-990FXA-UD7 XFX 6950 GSkill Sniper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
OCZ REVOx2 160 Corsair HD100 Win 7 64 and Ubuntu 11.10 64 Ubuntu 11.10 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2253 BW Microsoft Natural Ergo Corsair HX 850 Lian-Li PC-70B 
MouseAudio
Logitech Marble On-Board, Altec-Lansing speakers 
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FX-8150 GA-990FXA-UD7 XFX 6950 GSkill Sniper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
OCZ REVOx2 160 Corsair HD100 Win 7 64 and Ubuntu 11.10 64 Ubuntu 11.10 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2253 BW Microsoft Natural Ergo Corsair HX 850 Lian-Li PC-70B 
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