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Will a AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition (am2+) work on my M57SLI-S4 (AM2) Board?

My old potato desperately needs a cpu upgrade - and i found an AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition on an online auction site. I was wondering two things, will it work on my board? and if so, will it outperform something like an Athlon x2 6000+ on the board i'm currently using? (thats what i originally was looking for, and i'm worried compatibility issues would limit the phenoms performance by to much).

Fairly urgent! Any help/insight would be appreciated!
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  1. 1.Support for Socket AM3/AM2+/ AM2 processors: AMD Phenom™FX processor/ AMD Phenom™ processor/ AMD Athlon™ 64 FX processor/AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core processor/AMD Athlon™ 64 processor/AMD Sempron™ processor
    (Note) If you install AMD AM3/AM2+ CPU on AM2 motherbord, the system bus speed will downgrade from HT3.0(5200MHz) to HT1.0(2000 MT/s) spec; however, the frequency of AM3/AM2+ CPU will not be impacted. Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2287#sp
  2. ur6beersaway said:
    1.Support for Socket AM3/AM2+/ AM2 processors: AMD Phenom™FX processor/ AMD Phenom™ processor/ AMD Athlon™ 64 FX processor/AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core processor/AMD Athlon™ 64 processor/AMD Sempron™ processor
    (Note) If you install AMD AM3/AM2+ CPU on AM2 motherbord, the system bus speed will downgrade from HT3.0(5200MHz) to HT1.0(2000 MT/s) spec; however, the frequency of AM3/AM2+ CPU will not be impacted. Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2287#sp


    Thank's for replying. However, i must admit, i don't really understand what that means. Would you care to give me a brief explanation on how this will impact my computers performance?
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    It will work but you will have to flash the latest BIOS for support. If you are on the latest version BIOS you are good to go.
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