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hey guys
i need some help from you

i have this motherboard http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2/M2NPVVM/ in my old pc
i want to put there my previous cpu (phenom x4 9950), im wondering if it is supported? current cpu on that mobo is athlon 64 x2 5000+

and another question, i tried to update bios (via asus update, which came with cd) but it failed somehow, then i restarted pc and it didnt want to start, so i reseted mobo (by unplugging jumper & battery) and it was ok, but now it says that current version of bios is the one i was upgrading to
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Originally Posted by Amhro View Post

hey guys
i need some help from you
i have this motherboard http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2/M2NPVVM/ in my old pc
i want to put there my previous cpu (phenom x4 9950), im wondering if it is supported? current cpu on that mobo is athlon 64 x2 5000+
and another question, i tried to update bios (via asus update, which came with cd) but it failed somehow, then i restarted pc and it didnt want to start, so i reseted mobo (by unplugging jumper & battery) and it was ok, but now it says that current version of bios is the one i was upgrading to

How exactly did it fail? Never restart a computer in the middle of a flash progress since that could render the mobo unusable.
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post #3 of 9
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it wrote something like "bios update failed", so i pressed exit, and then restarted the computer

about that cpu & mobo, i found out that mobo is am2, while cpu is am2+ frown.gif i guess that will not work, right?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Amhro View Post

it wrote something like "bios update failed", so i pressed exit, and then restarted the computer
about that cpu & mobo, i found out that mobo is am2, while cpu is am2+ frown.gif i guess that will not work, right?

Will it fit? Yes. Will it work? Not without a BIOS update. Since the BIOS got "updated" apparently, you could try the processor out.
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post #5 of 9
It will fit and work with bios 5005, but not for long.
That is a 125w cpu and they run hot and will fry the board.
Better off sticking with the 5000,or AM3 of not more than 95w.

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post #6 of 9
The CPU is unsupported because its 125Watt. That board only supports up to 95 Watts. ( dont know why 103W Optys are listed, or the one 125watt X2. )

Chances are the bios will recognize it, but it is not listed as supported because it has a possibility of dying VERY QUICKLY.
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The CPU is unsupported because its 125Watt. That board only supports up to 95 Watts. ( dont know why 103W Optys are listed, or the one 125watt X2. )
Chances are the bios will recognize it, but it is not listed as supported because it has a possibility of dying VERY QUICKLY.

OP, upgrade the mobo and processor.
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post #8 of 9
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lol, nah, i just upgraded mine, i dont need to upgrade my second pc now
well now i have not-needed quadcore, hmmm
thanks guys for fast reply
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post #9 of 9

125w X2S are not nearly as VRM stressful as 125W quads.  TDP is more a measure of thermal output and cooling requirement than power consumption.  Hence while this board's prebuilt quality 3 phase power could run a 125W Athlon x2 (though probably safely at no more than stock) it cannot run power-intensive quads.

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