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MY friend wants me to ask, I told him what I thought but he wants me to ask anyways.

I have Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Athlon%20X2%207850%20Black%20Edition%20-%20AD785ZWCJ2BGH%20%28AD785ZWCGHBOX%29.html

he has Msi AM2 K9N6SGM-V motherboard
http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodcpu2&prod_no=1086&maincat_no=1#

what he was wondering is if they will work together, if its a yes then I can finally get rid of the cpu as its just laying there
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  1. Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

    The processor isn't supported by the mobo. You can see the CPU supported list in the link that you post.
  2. yeah but i heard somewhere that you can use an am2+ in an am2 board somewhere is that wrong
  3. You can, but you still need to have a board and bios that allows that. It seems to only support the athlon/sempron series, so there must be something about the board that prevents it from being able to use the Phenom series. Pure guess, its an early AM2 board and can't supply the power that the phenom needs. I also vote it won't work.
  4. ^Right, you can install an AM2+ processor in an AM2 mobo, BUT if that mobo support the processor. In your case, the mobo support many models of Athlon and Athlon X2 series, but your specific model isn't supported, that's why you can't install the processor.
  5. Thanks guys for your input I appreciate it
  6. Any time, that's why we are here. If you think that your question was solve, don't forget select the best answer to solve the thread.
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