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Will an AMD phenom II x4 955 black edition Socket AM3 work with an MSI AM2+ K9a2 Platinum Motherboard ? According to MSI the k9a2 platinum supports this processor, (am3) and others say on forums and such, that it will not work. I have even read that it can cause a fire?

Can anyone provide some insight on this? I'm thinking about upgrading my CPU to this phenom II x4 955. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Will an AMD phenom II x4 955 black edition Socket AM3 work with an MSI AM2+ K9a2 Platinum Motherboard ? According to MSI the k9a2 platinum supports this processor, (am3) and others say on forums and such, that it will not work. I have even read that it can cause a fire?

Can anyone provide some insight on this? I'm thinking about upgrading my CPU to this phenom II x4 955. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
its on the list for defo, so yeah it will work, just make sure before you take out your old CPU that you flash the bios to either the one the 955 requires or to the newest one before installing the 955
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Hey thanks for the fast response! I have already flashed the bios with the newest update from MSI, Do you think there is a separate one for the 955? I will post the results after christmas. Since thats when I'll be getting the chip.
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Hey thanks for the fast response! I have already flashed the bios with the newest update from MSI, Do you think there is a separate one for the 955? I will post the results after christmas. Since thats when I'll be getting the chip.
if you have done the very latest one then your good, regarding the whole fire issues, well i cant really fathom that, MSI arn't going to say a CPU is supported on a board if its gonna catch fire lol, My 965 works great in an Asus AM2+ motherboard, if you can since they might be cheaper in january see if you can get the 965 instead.....
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I used my 955 on a MSI K9A2 Platinum for probably half a year. Worked great, in fact I think it even OC'ed better than the board I have now (M4A79XTD EVO), despite having half as many phases lol. As long as you've got the latest BIOS your set
     
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Sounds great. Good call on the 965, I am trying to get COD: Black ops to run smoother so the more performance the better. Thanks again!
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Will be fine.
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Sounds great. Good call on the 965, I am trying to get COD: Black ops to run smoother so the more performance the better. Thanks again!
thats the only reason i went from my 5600 x2 to the 965, to play black ops
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