I have been using an aspire e380 for a couple of years now, since then I have upgraded the RAM and GPU. I have decided I would like to upgrade the CPU, Currently athlon 64 x2 4200+. My motherboard is an AM2 soccket and I have been assured that I can run an AM2+ CPU on the AM2 mobo. The only problem im facing now is related to BIOS.
The sales people at the store I intend to buy from have told me that I will have to install the latest BIOS for my mobo. They said i should check the release notes that come with the BIOS to see what CPUs are supported before making a purchase.
I have been along to the Acer support site and downloaded the BIOS package from here acer bios
The problem is there are no release notes to be found in the package, and I have searched endlessly on the net and found nothing.
If any of you are familiar with these bios or has the missing documentation I would be very gratefull if you could share.
I have attached my system profile as produced by everest software just in case I missed something.
Thanks in advance