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Can my AM2+ motherboard run AM3 CPU's?

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Hey,
I recently bought a AMD Phenom II X4 Black edition, and I installed it on my Pegatron M2N78-LA motherboard. Because I put an AM3 CPU on a AM2+ board, I get the error message "unsupported CPU installed, PC will power down," which it does a second later. Will a BIOS update to my motherboard let me use this processor? And if so can a link to the update be provided?

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-808-_-Product

Mobo: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...=c01635734#N94
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Post below me is right, I had it mixed up and I was being stupid. >.>

but never-less here is a bios update for your board.

HP site for bios update.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...s=2100&lang=en

- Edited because first post was wrong. -
Edited by Bobicon - 1/12/11 at 4:05pm
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Originally Posted by Bobicon View Post
Yes a AM2+ chip will work on a AM3 board.


HP site for bios update.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...s=2100&lang=en
it's the other way around....

no, you need an am3 board for am3 processors. AM3 can run AM2 and AM2+ processors.
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