Upgrading ASUS M2N-E

This is my first time on here so I'm a little new with this stuff.
Hey everyone, I need some help with this.

I have an ASUS M2N-E motherboard and I was wondering if I could put this into it. AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Retail. It plugs into the AM2+ socket and has a 125 watt slot and that matches the motherboard so it shouldn't die early on me. I will most likely have to upgrade to the latest BIOS to get it working. It should work just fine, but I'm not completely sure. I would be glad to hear what you guys think about it - any help would be awesome!

If it doesn't work - I'm interested in the fastest processor that I can put into it. Any recommendations would be helpful.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471 <-------That is the link to the processor I'm looking to buy.
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  1. Make sure you upgrade your BIOS before installing the new CPU!
  2. It doesn't look like the M2N-E will support Phenom II's

    http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
    Search using: Motherboard
    Type: AM2/AM2+/AM3
    Name: M2N-E

    If you want to use your current motherboard you would have to choose from a CPU on that list. And then you would need to make sure your BIOS version is greater than or equal to the one listed next to the CPU.

    What do you do with your computer? How much are you willing to spend? What CPU do you have currently?
  3. scudst0rm said:
    It doesn't look like the M2N-E will support Phenom II's

    http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
    Search using: Motherboard
    Type: AM2/AM2+/AM3
    Name: M2N-E

    If you want to use your current motherboard you would have to choose from a CPU on that list. And then you would need to make sure your BIOS version is greater than or equal to the one listed next to the CPU.

    What do you do with your computer? How much are you willing to spend? What CPU do you have currently?



    All I really do with my computer is game on it. I have an AMD Athlon X2 at the moment. I would like to upgrade it to at least a quad core. My budget is about 250$ for a new CPU.

    Any tips you could provide would be a great help.
  4. Which Athlon X2 specifically?

    It looks like your best options are an Athlon X2 7850 - $80
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103678

    or

    Phenom 9850 - $106
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103280

    It depends on which games you play, I checked a bench for UT3 and they perform pretty much the same. And if you already have something close to an Althon x2 6400 then its not worth the upgrade.

    If your willing to spend $250, then I would say just overclock what you have now and save up for a new system.
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