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Upgrade old AM2+ motherboard with new Athlon 5000+ (2.2ghz, 45nm)?

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October 24, 2009 5:32:42 PM

Can anyone share their experiences with this new budget 45nm dual-core? Is it better at stock than a Brisbane 5000+? How well does it overclock?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm looking to make use of an old AM2+ motherboard (ECS 7050M-M) and I think this cheap AM2+ Regor derivative is a good fit, since the motherboard can't use a better AM3 processor like an Athlon II 240.
October 24, 2009 7:11:03 PM

Why can't it? Check the manufacturer's site, as AM2+ boards should be able to take AM3 chips, you are just limited to ddr2 memory. Now AM2+ chips in an AM3 board will not wotk I'm pretty sure.
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October 24, 2009 9:12:37 PM

jj463rd said:
Well when I looked at the specs of that motherboard it was not an AM2+ motherboard rather it was an older AM2 motherboard.
Edit: It could take some AM2+ CPU's if it was the revision 2 motherboard

Revision 1

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetai...

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Support/CPU_Support_Mo...

Revision 2
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Support/CPU_Support_Mo...

Sorry I had to edit this.


Well damn, you're right. I looked at the box and it seems I was initially mistaken, it is a plain AM2. Oh well, I was hoping to save some money on a new motherboard, but it's not like I was eagerly anticipating using that old 7050.

The original question about the processor may be irrelevant to me now, but I'd still like to know more about it, out of curiosity.
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October 24, 2009 9:50:57 PM

Well I didn't see that particular CPU listed as supported and apparently both revisions of those motherboards won't take 125 watt TDP CPU's however on a revision 2 motherboard on the CPU supported list it will take a 2.4 Ghz Phenom X3 8750 CPU (Triple Core) which is still available at newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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