i've tried vista sp1 though.. tried pretty much all windows..
only ubuntu works..
u got me with ur last line though, i was about to do the same thing.. motherboard website shows Bios update june 2008 description: support for amd phenom cpu
aha.. maybe thats what i need..
still weird how ubuntu works though right.. i'll try the bios update after work today.. not sure how i'm going to do it i hope usb pen drive works
this may be the answer...
Will my motherboard support AMD Phenom AM2+ CPU?
There are four Biostar motherboard models will be able to support AMD Phenom AM2+ CPU.
TF570SLI A2+, TF560 A2+, TF520 A2+, TA770 A2+
1. Please update MB BIOS to the latest version while using AMD AM2+ CPUs.
2. Due to the latest AMD CPU transition, you may encounter the situation that the new system failed to boot while using new AMD AM2+ CPUs.In this case, please install one standard AM2 CPU to boot your system, and update the latest BIOS from our website for AMD AM2+ CPUs complete support.
I hope this is the answer I mean its irritating cuz I don't HAVE ANY OTHER AMD CPU to work with... but at least it is an answer saves me from trying a million things.. now if someone could just help me flash the bios without even an operating system.. i have the new bios data file... but i dont have a floppy drive.. only usb.. and i donno how to lauch the update from usb...