Will my ASUS MB run an AMD Phenom II x4 965 ?

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Hello, I'm running an AMD Phenom 9550 Quad Core (2.20ghz) chip on my ASUS M3A78-EM motherboard with 8 gigs of DDR2 Ram. I bought an AMD Phenom II 965 (3.4ghz) chip & heatsink and it won't post. Does it need a flash upgrade? ... or do I need a DDR3 compatible MB?
 

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The actual answer was in my question ... I went to the ASUS site, downloaded the newest bios upgrade, used the built-in flash program on the motherboard to upgrade, installd the new chip & heatsin and am now in business.

Thanks to all...EZ