AMD Phenom not recognized?

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  1. Splych
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    Huh...?

    So I recently bought an AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE. It isn't recognized by anything... Very few programs know what my CPU is. The only programs that actually recognize, and know my processor are:
    - PC Wizard 2009
    - CPU-Z (Crashed for some reason...?)

    The program AMD Overdrive... It recognizes speed, and everything, but it doesn't tell me what the name of my CPU is. The Windows XP System Properties calls my CPU "AMD Model Unknown". Will this affect anything I do? Like, a site called "Will it run?" doesn't recognize it... I tried it out to see if CoD WaW would run, it won't. Because my graphics isn't good enough (Pixel Shader 3.0 and something else was needed). So too bad... Then my CPU wasn't even recognized... Doesn't tell me Clock speed etc.

    So what does that mean? Is it going to affect performance, and anything I do? I am not sure if AMD Will update their Overdrive program, and if Windows XP will update itself to find out my CPU Core name. But if it doesn't, will anything bad happen?
     
  2. Cermage

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    you might need to update the bios on your motherboard
     
  3. Splych
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    Did that...

    It recognizes the clocked speed... Just not the name, or processor model...
     
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    odd. only thing i can think of is bios not being updated. can you try and take a screenshot of cpu-z before it crashes?
     
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  6. Splych
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    Weird... CPU-Z recognizes it once again...

    Here's a Screenshot:
    [​IMG]
     
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    can you take a screen shot of hte mainboard tab in cpu-z?
     
  8. Splych
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    There it is...
    Mainboard.PNG
     
  9. Cermage

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    yep thought so, you're running an old version of your motherboards bios [​IMG]
    you've got the 2009/1/13 release and the 2009/5/25 has been released, supporting more phenom II cpu's.

    the official 5/25 update can be found here http://www.lejabeach.com/Biostar/TA790GX128M/ (i'm assuming your mobo is the biostar ta790gx 128m a2+ ver? )
     
  10. Splych
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    huh.... I thought I already upgraded. Ty. And yes it is. Will tell you after what happens.

    Actually... iunno what it is. Here's the page of the product from TigerDirect: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/Sea...&CatId=3504

    EDIT: Also... how do you update teh BIOS?
    EDIT EDIT: Thanks. I successfully updated my BIOS to the latest ^^