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ASUS M5A78L-M LE Motherboard compatibility issues with AMD Athlon X2 260 Processor

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June 26, 2013 7:26:27 AM

Hello. Can anyone help me with my problem?

I have an ASUS M5A78L-M LE motherboard with an AMD Sempron 145 Processor. I am planning to upgrade my proc to an AMD Athlon X2 260 Processor but there's something with the specs that bothers me.

My problem is about the Manufacturing tech of ASUS M5A78L-M LE motherboard which supports 32nm CPUs. Is it compatible with the 45nm manufacturing tech of AMD Athlon X2 260 processors?

Thanks much in advance who would care to help me with my problem.


Cheers!

Mark



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Here's the specs of my mobo:

CPU
AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU
Supports CPU up to 95 W

Chipset
AMD 760G (780L)/SB710

Here's the specs of my target processor:
Brand
AMD

Series
Athlon II X2

CPU Socket Type

Socket AM3

Core
Regor

Multi-Core
Dual-Core

Name
Athlon II X2 260

Operating Frequency
3.2GHz

Hyper Transports
4000MHz
L1 Cache2 x 128KB
L2 Cache2 x 1MB

Manufacturing Tech
45 nm

64 bit Support
Yes

Hyper-Transport Support
Yes

Virtualization Technology Support
Yes

Voltage
0.825-1.40V

Thermal Design Power
65W
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June 27, 2013 7:50:04 AM

marklevenson said:
Hello. Can anyone help me with my problem?

I have an ASUS M5A78L-M LE motherboard with an AMD Sempron 145 Processor. I am planning to upgrade my proc to an AMD Athlon X2 260 Processor but there's something with the specs that bothers me.

My problem is about the Manufacturing tech of ASUS M5A78L-M LE motherboard which supports 32nm CPUs. Is it compatible with the 45nm manufacturing tech of AMD Athlon X2 260 processors?

Thanks much in advance who would care to help me with my problem.


Cheers!

Mark



========================
Here's the specs of my mobo:

CPU
AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU
Supports CPU up to 95 W

Chipset
AMD 760G (780L)/SB710

Here's the specs of my target processor:
Brand
AMD

Series
Athlon II X2

CPU Socket Type

Socket AM3

Core
Regor

Multi-Core
Dual-Core

Name
Athlon II X2 260

Operating Frequency
3.2GHz

Hyper Transports
4000MHz
L1 Cache2 x 128KB
L2 Cache2 x 1MB

Manufacturing Tech
45 nm

64 bit Support
Yes

Hyper-Transport Support
Yes

Virtualization Technology Support
Yes

Voltage
0.825-1.40V

Thermal Design Power
65W
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Ofcourse it is, because compatibility is based on the socket. But not on Transistor size. So go for it :)  and if you have a little more money fo for 4 core processor. Athlon is gona put you down soon, it is quite weak.i have use it for a year and a half. and remember to mark the answer as solution if u got wht u wanted :)  thanks;
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