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February 8, 2010 8:09:42 PM

ok so here's everything about my motherboard.

the CPU

if the link for the motherboard doesn't work then here's all the info

Feature Specification
Form Factor MicroATX 244 mm × 244 mm
Processor Support Supports AMD® Socket AM2+ (940 pin), AMD Phenom™ (95 W), Athlon™ 64 X2, Athlon 64, and Sempron™ processors
# Chipset Northbridge: RS780
# Southbridge: SB700
System Bus Support HT3 / HT1
Memory Support Four DDR2 800/667 MHz slots support up to 8 GB system memory
Video Integrated video
Audio Integrated ALC888S HD codec 7.1
Network Support Integrated Marvell 8071 / 8075 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN
# Add-In Card Slots One PCI Express ×16
# One PCI Express ×1
# Two PCI conventional
# Rear Panel I/O Ports One PS/2 keyboard port
# One PS/2 mouse port
# One HDMI port (option with DVI-D)
# One VGA monitor port
# One IEEE 1394 port
# Four USB 2.0 ports
# One RJ-45 LAN port
# Six audio jacks
# Internal Connecters Six serial ATA II connectors
# One floppy disk drive connector
# One primary IDE connector
# One 24-Pin power connector with full ridge
# One 4-Pin power connector
# One IEEE 1394 connector (2 × 5)
# Four 2-port USB 2.0 connectors (2 × 5)
# One SPDIF out connector (1 × 4)
# One front audio connector (2 × 5)
# One front panel connector (2 × 7)
# One TPM connector (2 × 10)
# One parallel port connector (2 × 13)
# One 3-pin smart fan CPU fan connector
# One 3-pin smart fan with linear circuit system fan connector
# Clear CMOS jumper

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February 8, 2010 8:18:10 PM

No, I believe not, the CPU you want is an AM3 socket type processor and the motherboard only supports AM2+
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February 8, 2010 10:10:25 PM

The answer is ... Maybe.

AM3 processors are SUPPOSED to fit in AM2+ motherboards and be backwards compatible. However, if you've got a Dell/Gateway/HP, it's hard to say. If the board is a couple years old and only lists AM2+ processors on its support list, it likely will need a BIOS update to support AM3 processors. And since it's a Gateway, who knows if they ever came out with one. Those kinds of manufacturers don't really go out of their way to support upgrades.

It's worth checking around for, but I'd say it's about even money that it won't work. That's why with a lot of AM2+ boards from independent companies like Gigabyte or Asus, they'll market them as "AM3 Ready" to let you know that they do indeed have a BIOS that will support it.
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February 8, 2010 10:13:38 PM

capt_taco said:
The answer is ... Maybe.


I dont think so, unless im totally wrong, the mobo he wants only has 940 pin cpu socket and the processor fits 945 pin socket
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February 8, 2010 10:53:56 PM

capt_taco said:
The answer is ... Maybe.

AM3 processors are SUPPOSED to fit in AM2+ motherboards and be backwards compatible. However, if you've got a Dell/Gateway/HP, it's hard to say. If the board is a couple years old and only lists AM2+ processors on its support list, it likely will need a BIOS update to support AM3 processors. And since it's a Gateway, who knows if they ever came out with one. Those kinds of manufacturers don't really go out of their way to support upgrades.

It's worth checking around for, but I'd say it's about even money that it won't work. That's why with a lot of AM2+ boards from independent companies like Gigabyte or Asus, they'll market them as "AM3 Ready" to let you know that they do indeed have a BIOS that will support it.



ok well i decided to get another processor but i will need a new motherboard, i was wondering instead of making a new thread if you could answer this since you know your pc's :D 

i want this cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and I'm wondering if this motherboard supports it, its am3 but i just want to be sure http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... if it isn't good enough then could you link me to another motherboard that does support it for less then $100
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February 8, 2010 11:03:00 PM

Alrite, that looks like a better choice, your gettin a good deal out of that black processor, its great for gaming and u get 3.4 GHz speed for it. It also has that amazingly low price compared to an i7 (920, the lowest LGA 1366 i7 processor is roughly 280 dollars with a speed of 2.66 GHz) the only issue i could see is in the motherboard, make sure the motherboard supports Phenom II X4 (quad core Phenom II)

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

Something like that, it supports the CPU you want and its cheaper than the other motherboard, the only potential thing about it is its an ATX motherboard and the one you picked is a mATX, so unless you need the room, check that out and send feedback
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February 9, 2010 12:25:32 AM

The Silence said:
Alrite, that looks like a better choice, your gettin a good deal out of that black processor, its great for gaming and u get 3.4 GHz speed for it. It also has that amazingly low price compared to an i7 (920, the lowest LGA 1366 i7 processor is roughly 280 dollars with a speed of 2.66 GHz) the only issue i could see is in the motherboard, make sure the motherboard supports Phenom II X4 (quad core Phenom II)

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

Something like that, it supports the CPU you want and its cheaper than the other motherboard, the only potential thing about it is its an ATX motherboard and the one you picked is a mATX, so unless you need the room, check that out and send feedback



thank you, but i do need mATX.

would this one work? was the only one i could find http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 9, 2010 12:30:29 AM

yea that would work but u have to watch out for it cause it can only support up to 4 GB of DDR2 ram, if you would want to go outside of newegg, i could take a look at tigerdirect for you
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February 9, 2010 12:40:15 AM

The Silence said:
For example, at Tiger Direct, they have this motherboard that would suit you

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Its MicroATX and its under 100 dollars, although it only has DDR2



thanks for the heads up didn't see it only supported up to 4gb of ram, i know I'm being kind of annoying but do they have 1 that supports 8gb? don't really care if it's ddr2
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February 9, 2010 12:47:25 AM

well on the tigerdirect site, they were talking about the amount of ram you could put in each slot (4 GB per ram slot) meaning in that asus, you could put up to 16 GB of Ram total, also, did u want any type of dual SLI/Xfire, cause if you did, this mobo only has one PCI express slot...

http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=ef0qgvMIwOUagAVl&...

There is the motherboard in the manufacturers website, it has all the specs
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February 9, 2010 1:33:19 AM

sorry i misread it. thank you for your time
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February 9, 2010 1:33:58 AM

no problem, anytime
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February 9, 2010 11:44:11 PM

The Silence said:
For example, at Tiger Direct, they have this motherboard that would suit you

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Its MicroATX and its under 100 dollars, although it only has DDR2


looking at the specs it says it supports phenom ii but it does not say it supports phenom ii x4 which is the processor I'm getting. would it still work? is there another one ?
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February 9, 2010 11:47:48 PM

Yea it still does, on the overview section Asus's website, it shows a sticker that shows Phenom II with an X4 in the lower left, that means it would support that type of CPU (Phenom II quad core processor)

http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=ef0qgvMIwOUagAVl&...

Also, under the CPU support list for the motherboard, it shows the specific CPU you want is supported on the motherboard (yours is the AMD Phenom II X4 965
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February 10, 2010 12:00:16 AM

The Silence said:
Yea it still does, on the overview section Asus's website, it shows a sticker that shows Phenom II with an X4 in the lower left, that means it would support that type of CPU (Phenom II quad core processor)

http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=ef0qgvMIwOUagAVl&...

Also, under the CPU support list for the motherboard, it shows the specific CPU you want is supported on the motherboard (yours is the AMD Phenom II X4 965



thanks, I'll go for it

again thanks for having the patience with me (total nub)
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February 10, 2010 12:01:37 AM

dont worry, its all good
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