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Do i need bios upgrade to run fx 6300 on Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Motherboard

Do i need bios upgrade to run fx 6300 on Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Motherboard.
And also what is going to happen if i run 1600 mhz ram on it.
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  1. indeed you do..this is what it says on their website ''To enable AM3+ AMD FX-Series CPU support, please update your motherboard with the most current BIOS found in your motherboard’s download section.'' ...also haven't you already posted about your ram before?...please do not make threads regarding duplicate topics...if you are not satisfied with our answers then you can ask further questions on the same thread
  2. Leonell12 said:
    indeed you do..this is what it says on their website ''To enable AM3+ AMD FX-Series CPU support, please update your motherboard with the most current BIOS found in your motherboard’s download section.'' ...also haven't you already posted about your ram before?...please do not make threads regarding duplicate topics...if you are not satisfied with our answers then you can ask further questions on the same thread


    sorry for the trouble
    can you please give me a link or something on how to upgrade bios
  3. Best answer
    there you go... http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4311#bios ..its the top one that says 'modified cpu options' ...some links to help you http://www.wikihow.com/Update-Your-Computer%27s-BIOS http://www.ehow.com/how_6871714_upgrade-motherboard-bios.html www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPKx8a96fwI www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ_hWeg_wF0
  4. Leonell12 said:
    there you go... http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4311#bios ..its the top one that says 'modified cpu options' ...some links to help you http://www.wikihow.com/Update-Your-Computer%27s-BIOS http://www.ehow.com/how_6871714_upgrade-motherboard-bios.html www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPKx8a96fwI www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ_hWeg_wF0


    thanx for the help.
  5. no problem, please select a best solution to help others see the answer as well...also, if you still require help on your ram question, please post on the original thread http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2198938/800mhz-1600mhz-ram.html
  6. Leonell12 said:
    no problem, please select a best solution to help others see the answer as well...also, if you still require help on your ram question, please post on the original thread http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2198938/800mhz-1600mhz-ram.html



    okkkk , actually i am new to this so i dont know how it works.
    thanx for your help the videos really helped.
  7. and one more thing
    i will be upgrading the bios with the fx 6300 stuck in it,right?
  8. no no no...you need to update the bios before installing your new cpu, the updated bios will recognise your old cpu and your new one as well. beware though, before doing anything....backup your current bios, then update to a new one...after that power your computer off (even from the mains) and then put your new cpu in, then reboot the computer and you're done...similar post https://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070719165331AAu9vU7
  9. Leonell12 said:
    no no no...you need to update the bios before installing your new cpu, the updated bios will recognise your old cpu and your new one as well. beware though, before doing anything....backup your current bios, then update to a new one...after that power your computer off (even from the mains) and then put your new cpu in, then reboot the computer and you're done...similar post https://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070719165331AAu9vU7


    but i dont have a cpu that supports this mobo
  10. oh no no no...that was just an example, dont worry about it...pretty much every motherboard has the same steps to go through so dont worry...completely disregard this example if you will
  11. Leonell12 said:
    oh no no no...that was just an example, dont worry about it...pretty much every motherboard has the same steps to go through so dont worry...completely disregard this example if you will


    ok , i have this old core 2 quad
    i am getting this mobo and fx 6300
    what i need to do
    thanx for the answers
    and sorry for the trouble
  12. oh right ok i apologise i misunderstood you. You dont have an old to put into the motherboard, both the motherboard and cpu will be new, well in that case these are supported on gigabyte's website http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4311 ...here is a similar thread regarding this exact motherboard and cpu http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1870111/gigabyte-78lmt-s2p-motherboard-supports-6300.html ....so using another computer, you put the new bios onto a usb stick, then you build your new system with the fx-6300 in the motherboard, you go into the BIOS and then update it from the usb stick...its not that the cpu wont work without the updated bios, it just wont work optimally
  13. Leonell12 said:
    oh right ok i apologise i misunderstood you. You dont have an old to put into the motherboard, both the motherboard and cpu will be new, well in that case these are supported on gigabyte's website http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4311 ...here is a similar thread regarding this exact motherboard and cpu http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1870111/gigabyte-78lmt-s2p-motherboard-supports-6300.html ....so using another computer, you put the new bios onto a usb stick, then you build your new system with the fx-6300 in the motherboard, you go into the BIOS and then update it from the usb stick...its not that the cpu wont work without the updated bios, it just wont work optimally


    okkk thanx
    so here is what i am going to do

    i am going to buy the mobo and the cpu
    put the cpu on the motherboard
    start my computer
    and by pressing del key
    i will go to bios
    and will find my usb device that has newer bios in it
    and then install it
    then i am going restart my computer and put windows in it

    and everything will work happily after that.
  14. yep...it should do
  15. shivam02 said:
    Leonell12 said:
    oh right ok i apologise i misunderstood you. You dont have an old to put into the motherboard, both the motherboard and cpu will be new, well in that case these are supported on gigabyte's website http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4311 ...here is a similar thread regarding this exact motherboard and cpu http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1870111/gigabyte-78lmt-s2p-motherboard-supports-6300.html ....so using another computer, you put the new bios onto a usb stick, then you build your new system with the fx-6300 in the motherboard, you go into the BIOS and then update it from the usb stick...its not that the cpu wont work without the updated bios, it just wont work optimally


    okkk thanx
    so here is what i am going to do

    i am going to buy the mobo and the cpu
    put the cpu on the motherboard
    start my computer
    and by pressing del key
    i will go to bios
    and will find my usb device that has newer bios in it
    and then install it
    then i am going restart my computer and put windows in it

    and everything will work happily after that.



    I think you don't need update the BIOS to run the fx6300 on GA-78LMT-S2, because the MB need at least the F5 version to run the fx6300, and you can see the BIOS F5 was released on 10/19/2012, which is more than 1-1/2 year ago. You just buy the MB and cpu, install the cpu and boot the PC.
    CPU support list http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4311
    BIOS version http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4311#bios
  16. cin19 said:
    shivam02 said:
    Leonell12 said:
    oh right ok i apologise i misunderstood you. You dont have an old to put into the motherboard, both the motherboard and cpu will be new, well in that case these are supported on gigabyte's website http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4311 ...here is a similar thread regarding this exact motherboard and cpu http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1870111/gigabyte-78lmt-s2p-motherboard-supports-6300.html ....so using another computer, you put the new bios onto a usb stick, then you build your new system with the fx-6300 in the motherboard, you go into the BIOS and then update it from the usb stick...its not that the cpu wont work without the updated bios, it just wont work optimally


    okkk thanx
    so here is what i am going to do

    i am going to buy the mobo and the cpu
    put the cpu on the motherboard
    start my computer
    and by pressing del key
    i will go to bios
    and will find my usb device that has newer bios in it
    and then install it
    then i am going restart my computer and put windows in it

    and everything will work happily after that.



    I think you don't need update the BIOS to run the fx6300 on GA-78LMT-S2, because the MB need at least the F5 version to run the fx6300, and you can see the BIOS F5 was released on 10/19/2012, which is more than 1-1/2 year ago. You just buy the MB and cpu, install the cpu and boot the PC.
    CPU support list http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4311
    BIOS version http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4311#bios


    are you sure because its written in red on the gigabyte website that i need a bios update to enable AM3+ AMD FX-Series
  17. check the BIOS version before you update it. If the bios version is the 'F5' one, then you should be fine, since the fx 6300 requires a bios version of 'F5', however if its any older than that 'F4, F3 etc'...then you need to update it
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