Originally Posted by Imsochobo
the problem was you stuck the cpu in the socket.
You boot up the pc.
maybe it discovers it as eng sample.
This is the same if there is a new chip for a LGA1156 platform, doesnt matter, you still need the same update.
So thats not a valid statement in my opinion, i stuff in AM3 cpu's in AM2 boards and they work, yes AM2, with AGP and nforce 3( good old asrock) worked as easy as any other cpu upgrade.
I didn't actually have problems with it myself, it's the number of others who couldn't seem to figure out how to get an am2 or am2+ cpu to work in an am3 mobo (since they already had a chip) Or didn't bother to flash, or flashed badly or whatever.