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    Re: Processor Upgrade

    I realise that you're appreciative, but calm down with all those 'thanks' Stuck! Otherwise you'll get people posting useless comments just for one.
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    PPS Kalniel, why would you advise against flashing the BIOS? Is it the old 'if it aint broke dont fix it' principle? I suppose that if Stuck isnt changing the CPU then its probably not necessary, but if he wants to venture into overclocking land there might be a few BIOS tweaks for extra stability in the newer versions. Just MHO...

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    Re: Processor Upgrade

    I would tend to agree with MSIC, its rare that updating the bios is a bad thing to do.

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    Re: Processor Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    No.


    1) Download a driver cleaning program
    2) Reboot into safe mode
    3) Run the nVidia uninstaller/control panel uninstaller
    4) Reboot into safe mode again
    5) Run driver cleaning program
    6) Reboot.
    at which stage do i remove the old and insert the new gpu?

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    Re: Processor Upgrade

    If you do decide to flash the BIOS make sure you don't flash from inside windows

    It has a stupid failure rate (still hasn't caught me out yet though )
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    Re: Processor Upgrade

    at caught me out last time but i was super lucky. Crashed halfway through then I couldnt get into the setup but it still booted so i just ran the flash again. Very very close to bricking it :s

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    Re: Processor Upgrade

    get a 4870 & a better CPU cooler & clock it up to 3ghz

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    Re: Processor Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by MSIC View Post
    Be aware that a whole bunch of AM2 motherboards however (especially the cheaper ones) were sold as future upgradeable, and then turned out to not support the voltage requirements for Phenom's.
    Like my motherboard. I'll never buy from Biostar again, i cheaped out and now it's gonna cost me. The equivalent Asus board was £10 more and supports everything up to an AM3 Phenom II! To add insult to injury i updated the bios and could no longer overclock the CPU past 2.2GHz (previously i was hitting 2.6GHz) even though i've also added a Xiggy...

    Sooner i get rid the better, however i'm tempted buy the great deals of 4870s at the moment and the 7750BE might tide me over CPU-wise for a while (now £53 at eBuyer). Gah!

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