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Old 08-12-11, 04:59 AM
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hi every one just a quick question can i flash the bios on my am3 crosshair iv formula to be able to support AM3+ cpu's as i finaly fried my 1090tbe after a year @4.1 ghz and cant find one anywhere in australia so im hoping i can and wack the dreaded bulldozer chip in untill i save up enough money for a X79 setup witch will be atleast a moth away any info would be freakin awesome

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Old 08-12-11, 05:16 AM
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yup thats what the bios was intended to do make the 890 chipset compatible with the AM3+ cpu's

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Old 29-02-12, 07:26 PM
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Only issue is you will need a working AM3 chip (athlon/phenom II) in the board to flash the bios to AM3+.
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Old 01-03-12, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by LloydWT View Post

Only issue is you will need a working AM3 chip (athlon/phenom II) in the board to flash the bios to AM3+.
this is even the case with some older 990FX boards. My Sabertooth was no exception. If i want bulldozer I have to update my bulldozer.
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Old 15-06-12, 01:00 PM
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I'm unsure. But I think that the Crosshair Formula IV has USB bios flash with a flash button on the mobo so you don't even need a CPU or memory, just power. It may only be the V but i thought the IV did it aswell.
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