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November 12, 2009 4:11:48 PM

I am having a hard time figure out what processors are compatible with my system. I have been trying to look up the compatibility through my mother board but have been having a really hard time with it. I currently have an AMD Phoenom 9550 and would like to upgrade to something better, although I think I'm going to be pretty limited due to my computers DDR 2 RAM. What are my options for a better processor/how do I go about finding out? I have tried googling Pegatron and Pegatron Violet 3.02 but I haven't gotten any luck

System specs:
2.20 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9550 Quad-Core
512 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
2048 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Board: PEGATRON CORPORATION VIOLET 3.02
Serial Number: MS1C94R42401143
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 5.08 02/03/2009

and I have 8GB of DDR2 RAM

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November 12, 2009 4:45:25 PM

Wow....never heard of Pegatron before but after googling it, it appears its an offshoot of Asus. Chances are your probably not going to find a cpu support list for it but it might be able to run a Phenom II X4 940 since its socket AM2+ (same as your 9550). But it might require a bios update, which I doubt you'd be able to track down with such a generic board.
November 13, 2009 8:44:05 PM

Yeah after some googleing Pegatron seems to be a branch of Asus dedicated to motherboards... and I've been having a very hard time figuring out what I could possibly upgrade to. If it helps the computer is an HP that I bought a new case a 260GTX and a new power supply. But as far as a possible upgrade list I can't find anything anywhere
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November 23, 2009 8:59:26 AM

I have the same board in my hp P6130y computer, I have the processor amd phenom x4 9750. I was trying to upgrade to the phenom II 945, it is the same wattage and socket as the 9750.
December 3, 2009 3:28:02 PM

so you think it will work??
December 3, 2009 7:41:16 PM

It seems like AMD puts out a new processor or new revision almost everyday. Chances are that you won't be able to upgrade that Processor unless there's a new BIOS update to support the newer processors. Phenom 9950 is probably your best bet of compatibility, but that's only a 400Mhz gain, which is totally not worth it.

That's what you get when you buy retail PCs.

If you've already bought a new case, psu, and graphics card.......then just get a new motherboard/ram/cpu to complete your new computer. You can probably get all three for under $250 if you go AM3. If you go AM2+, then you can reuse your ram and save like $80.
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December 3, 2009 8:09:21 PM

nothing higher than 9750 is supported. no 9950.
December 3, 2009 8:14:03 PM

BadTrip said:
nothing higher than 9750 is supported. no 9950.


Oh yea, missed that part. No 140W CPUs.
Never buy a 140W CPU from AMD. Only a handful of motherboards support them.
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December 4, 2009 8:42:01 AM

I wouldnt go as far as to say never buy a 140w cpu from AMD, quite a few motherboards, even in the lower end, support 140w cpus (such as the MA770T-UD3P).
December 4, 2009 11:48:42 PM

I got the same mother board. I have a AMD Athlon II x4 620, and it is not on the list either. I bought my PC with that processor in it, so I don't think the list on the HP website is exclusive.
December 6, 2009 10:08:24 PM

Is that link my motherboard??

@masterasia yeah well I was given the computer as a gift so no choice but hey it was free

@Wheelbarrow you got a AMD II 620 in it? I wouldn't think the II series would work but I suppose that Athlon II x4 620 is special being there surprisingly cheap chips
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