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post #1 of 13
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i am putting together a build for a friend, and he was given a AM3+ motherboard for free. the board works, the parts all work but the PC will not post. i am thinking that the person who gave him the board did not update the bios, it is a 990FX UD3 and the CPU he is trying to use is the FX 8120. i know the board was out waaaaaayyyyy before the cpu's and i think a bios update is needed before it will recognize this CPU, am i right?
post #2 of 13
yes you are right
post #3 of 13
Definitely could be the problem. Go to the board manufactures web site and see if a bios update will be necessary to recognize the FX 8120.
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post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
lol. too bad i don't know anyone whatsoever with a phenom II anymore.
post #5 of 13
Could help if you posted the board you're trying to use

But yeah thats the problem if they need a biios update


you could probably get a $20-30 AM2 cpu just to update bios then sell it off
post #6 of 13
even a Athlon II for 40.00 new or about 30 used will work
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
ok and the bios i need is the F5 or the F6?
post #8 of 13
F3
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
great, microcenter out of stock on phenom II...
post #10 of 13
If you already have a x6 just get the cheapest AM2 you can and then take it back

Such as a Sempron or a x2 for cheap
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