CPU compatibility help!!! (please) Tags: CPUs Compatibility AMD Last response: July 20, 2009 2:12 PM in CPUs Share Anonymous a b à CPUs July 20, 2009 1:32:10 PM Please, I have got an old Gigabyte motheboard. I want to change to an AMD x4 9650 or AMD x3 8650 Phenom CPU for games. My motherboard supports AMD x4 9600 & AMD x3 8600 but the BIOS are not updated since 1 year ago. The difference between 9600 & 9650 is in steeping, one is B2 and the another is B3. Could be compatibles? Who is stepping? :-/ More about : cpu compatibility Reynod a b à CPUs July 20, 2009 1:43:47 PM The 00 cpus are b2 stepping and have the TLB bug which in simple terms makes their memory access slower ... they run slower. The 50 cpu's are b3 stepping and don't have the bug so the memory (cache) runs properly. Get a 50 ending cpu. What is the mobo so we can see what cpu's are supported to check that for you please? Anonymous a b à CPUs July 20, 2009 1:54:28 PM This one: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSuppo... XX50 are not supported. :-( I know that also should change the motherboard. I have the money, but remove all the hardware inside the housing and reinstall the SO will be painfull for me. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Reynod a b à CPUs July 20, 2009 2:12:55 PM Yes looks like your right. I wouldn't waste money on putting a Phenom I into a rig unless it had a low end X2 and you wanted to use it for encoding or somethin where the 4 cores were getting well used. Or you were getting the 9600 real cheap. See if you can get one second hand for $50 and if so then try it. You didn't say what you mainly use the PC for ... is it for light gaming or just work etc? The Phenom I's are not much of a jump up from an X2 - albeit in a few areas they are. What has it got in it now? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedASRock EXTREME3 990FX motherboard CPU compatibility. Please help? Forum Z87 Motherboard and i5-4590 CPU compatibility question. Please help, very lost. Forum Corsair 450D Mid-Tower Mounting Point Compatibility with CPU Water Cooler! Please Help! Forum CPU compatibility please help Forum SolvedIs this CPU compatible with this motherboard? PLEASE HELP Forum SolvedHELP PLEASE! Is my asrock 970 extreme3 compatible with my CPU and RAM? Forum SolvedHELP PLEASE! Is my asrock 970 extreme3 compatible with my CPU and RAM? Forum SolvedPC Compatibility and overall thoughts HELP PLEASE Forum SolvedI need help with a Gaming PC Build; Compatibility Inquiry. Please Help ASAP Forum SolvedI have some questions about compatibility between my motherboard and video card. Please help! Forum Solvedcompatibility question please help Forum SolvedMotherboard compatibility issue please Help! Forum SolvedPlease help me do a compatibility check Forum SolvedCompatibility Help Please Forum SolvedCpu compatibility Help Forum Solvedneed help please about graphic compatibility Forum Solvedwindows 8.1 Compatibility? Please help! Forum Graphics card cpu compatibility? advice please :) Forum Compatable CPU Help Please. Forum Solved7970 compatibility help please Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !