View Full Version : I need a motherboard

05-01-2013, 03:08 PM
I have an AMD 965 CPU and want to buy a mid-range motherboard for it, one I donít have to flash the BIOS which is my problem now. I bought a cheap mobo and it works fine with a tiny CPU but when I drop a AMD 965 on it I couldnít even get video so Iím betting I need a better mobo vs. having a bad CPU, itís a gamble, but Iím not sure what to buy. (I donít have the tiny CPU anymore) I want good support and MSI has that but I have an AMD 955 computer with an Asus mobo which I like but canít buy at Fryís Electronic because if I buy an mobo over the Internet, well I donít have good luck. Any suggestions?

Speedy Gonzales
05-01-2013, 03:19 PM
I would take the CPU back to the shop when you brought it. And ask if they can install a lower spec CPU in it. Then flash it. Then put the AMD 965 CPU back in. Then see if it works. It'd be a lot cheaper than buying another mobo.

Which, may or may not work straight out of the box. Even, if you buy a new mobo, it doesnt mean the CPU is going to work, if you dont update the BIOS on it first. Not all new mobos come with the latest BIOS

05-01-2013, 03:30 PM
I would take the CPU back to the shop when you brought it.

They'll flash it for you.