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I'm watching 'Muppets in Space'.

I thought I was a member here, but, the login didn't recognize my email, so I had to register.

Anyway, HI, All. Where do I go from here to ask a question about the Phenom X3? I bought one to upgrade a spare computer, but, the machine doesn't seem to like this chip. And not just this one machine. I tried it in another, and it didn't seem to like this chip either. The box seemed to loose it memory as to drivers, and get caught in a loop, and restart unexpectedly. This with both machines. And both of them ran fine with an Athlon 64 in it. These two machines both have AM2+ motherboards, so, I am confused as to why.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
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If the Phenom you bought is a Phenom II AM3 chip, then your AM2+ boards will most likely need to be flashed to update the BIOS.

Oh, and if you have future questions about AMD chips, there is an AMD Processor section on the home page of OCN
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M1A4? I thought it was M4A1?

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