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dtking23

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In the manual it says 5500 5600 series supported, but the socket and the ram that the w3500-s supports seems legit for that motherboard so I dunno..
 

ATMINSIDE

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It's likely the BIOS does not include the microcode to run the W3500 series of CPU's.
 
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dtking23

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It's likely the BIOS does not include the microcode to run the W3500 series of CPU's.
Is there any bios mod for this motherboard or some another way to update/change its micro code so it could run these CPU's?
 

ATMINSIDE

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That goes beyond my knowledge in OEM systems. Your best bet would be a non-OEM motherboard which you know the support for.