hi good people, could i please have a little advice. i have just acquired an abit av8 motherboard, second user but i have no reason to believe that it's not functional. according to the abit website it supports all the likely candidates that i can afford in terms of cpu's with the latest bios flash (ver. 27)
as i have never been in this position before, my question is this:
if i buy, say a 4000+ san diego?, will it run even if the bios is not updated to recognize its full potential? in other words able to get going and then update the bios if necessary? or! am i going to have to borrow or buy a lower spec chip first? i have no documentation.
i bought it at the right price and 'cos it's agp..i am not ready to ditch my 850pe yet, not to mention a gig of corsair LL.
any experienced amd men?...most of you i would guess
thanks in advance