AMD Processor upgrade

Dell / Inspirion 531
April 10, 2009 at 07:38:16
Specs: Windows Vista, AMD Athlon 64 X2
Im upgrading my processor, recieved a AMD Phenom 9500 Processor 4x, and after installing my computer will not come out of hybernation. am i missing something. Original processor is a AMD Athlon 64 X2

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April 10, 2009 at 09:37:00
Did you check whether your motherboard supports the Phenom before you bought it? The board is probably an AM2 & the Phenom is an AM2+. It's socket compatible & *may* work, but it won't be able to reach it's full potential due to the slower HT bus. Plus the Phenom *should* be run with DDR2-1066.

The 9500 is one of the "bad" Phenoms with the TLB bug so depending on which X2 you upgraded from, it's very possible that your CPU upgrade was actually a performance downgrade.

Did you update to the latest BIOS before switching the CPUs?

And what do you mean it "will not come out of hybernation"? Does it boot into Windows?

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April 10, 2009 at 21:48:26
Thank you for your help. i believe you first answer is probably my problem.

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