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Motherboard can use what sockets?

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Last response: in Motherboards
May 24, 2010 9:06:13 PM

Hello all, I have a question concerning my motherboard. I want to upgrade the cpu on it but not sure what sockets it supports, this is because I can find the exact model of it. All I know is that it is a Nvidia chipset C51G that currently has a Athlon 64 x2 1.9Ghz in it. I know that my cpu is a AM2 but not sure If I could support a AM2+ or a AM3 (even though I highly doubt it). I was considering getting a Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz as a quick fix. Here's a link to my computer if you would like

Im open to all advice in the matter as well. Thanks! ;) 

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May 24, 2010 9:40:18 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

We need to know the model of ur mobo, so, download and use Everest to get that information.
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May 25, 2010 3:46:42 AM

You can get the model number of your motherboard by running dxdiag.. Just run dxdiag and look for the system manufacturer and the system model info in the system tab.. If you still can't figure it out, just run dxdiag, take a screenshot and paste it..
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May 25, 2010 4:08:53 AM

Cpu-z will also tell you exactly what motherboard and memory you have.
May 25, 2010 6:46:19 AM

Field Value
North Bridge Properties
North Bridge nVIDIA GeForce 6100 (C51G)
Revision A2
Package Type PBGA
Package Size 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm
Process Technology 90 nm

Integrated Graphics Controller
Graphics Controller Type nVIDIA GeForce 6100
Graphics Controller Status Enabled
Graphics Frame Buffer Size 64 MB

PCI Express Controller
PCI-E 1.0 x1 port #2 Empty

Clock Generator
CPU FSB 200.0 MHz
HyperTransport (CPU) 1000.0 MHz
HyperTransport (MCP) 800.0 MHz
PCI Express 100.0 MHz

Chipset Manufacturer
Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
Product Information
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