CPU Failed, directly replace or new CPU?

  pcmuppet 20:02 02 Jan 09

Hi, My AMD x2 6400 CPU has failed due to bent pins...............too long to explain!
I can source the same CPU from Overclockers but was considering the AMD 7750 Dual Core and / or AMD Phenom 9850 which are both supported by motherboard M2N Sli. However Asus recommend a BIOS update for the above processors.

Will the PC boot with either the 7750 or 9850 and allow me to do a BIOS update or should I but another 6400?

I have asked Asus, however their support desk tend just to post generic replies.

  crosstrainer 20:04 02 Jan 09

If pins are bent, I'd buy a new Motherboard too.

  MarvintheAndroid 22:50 02 Jan 09

Usually the CPU will be recognised as a lower speed version until the BIOS update is applied. However you need to check which CPUs are covered by the BIOS release.


  woodchip 23:01 02 Jan 09

Some will not work unless the BIOS is first updated

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