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February 20, 2010 8:10:20 PM

can i use the AMD Phenom x3 955 BE with my mother board which is : ASUStek NARRA2 because i have an AM2 slot and the cpu is AM3 and it dosn't work. The cpu i have now is the Athlon 64 x2 5000 and the connection to the motherboard has 3 entries and the phenom has 4 what do i do??

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February 20, 2010 8:17:00 PM

Get a new AM3 ,mobo and ddr3 ram or use your old CPU
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February 20, 2010 8:23:01 PM

p1n3apqlexpr3ss said:
Get a new AM3 ,mobo and ddr3 ram or use your old CPU


when you say new am3 you mean processor? and whats mobo, and what does the ram have to do with the cpu
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February 20, 2010 8:26:56 PM

I read your original post again..
No you cant use the 955 on your current motherboard, if you want to use the 955 youll have to get a new motherboard, which will probably have ddr3 ram slots on it, in which case youll need new ram.

mobo = motherboard aka mainboard

As for ram - CPU connection:
CPUs support different types of ram, for example the intel i5-750 supports ddr3 ram up to 1333mhz. while phenom II CPUs support ddr2 ram upto 1066 and ddr3 ram upto 1333mhz i think. If the CPU is like the phenoms, with support for two types of ram, then the motherboard configuration will decide which type of ram you need.
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February 20, 2010 8:47:32 PM

p1n3apqlexpr3ss said:
I read your original post again..
No you cant use the 955 on your current motherboard, if you want to use the 955 youll have to get a new motherboard, which will probably have ddr3 ram slots on it, in which case youll need new ram.

mobo = motherboard aka mainboard

As for ram - CPU connection:
CPUs support different types of ram, for example the intel i5-750 supports ddr3 ram up to 1333mhz. while phenom II CPUs support ddr2 ram upto 1066 and ddr3 ram upto 1333mhz i think. If the CPU is like the phenoms, with support for two types of ram, then the motherboard configuration will decide which type of ram you need.


so if i have the phenom 2 x3 955 i need a new mobo, and new ram?

and do you any good/cheap mobo's/ram? (and do ineed ddr2 or 3, because you said phenom 2 supports 2 &3)
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February 20, 2010 8:51:17 PM

For phenom II x4 955, yea youll need a new mobo, but ram, maybe maybe not, depends if you get a ddr3 or ddr2 board or not (assuming your current am2 board has ddr2 ram which im guessing it does)

You can get ddr2 am3 mobos, yes.
4gb of ddr3 ram you can get for around 100$ on newegg, and for mobos look at something around 70-90$
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February 20, 2010 9:36:27 PM

p1n3apqlexpr3ss said:
For phenom II x4 955, yea youll need a new mobo, but ram, maybe maybe not, depends if you get a ddr3 or ddr2 board or not (assuming your current am2 board has ddr2 ram which im guessing it does)

You can get ddr2 am3 mobos, yes.
4gb of ddr3 ram you can get for around 100$ on newegg, and for mobos look at something around 70-90$


What do you think about this one?

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

would that mess up some components of my computer, because my dad said some things might not work

Also, i have 3gb of ram on my current motherboard, so will 4gb of ddr3 make a difference to 3gb of ddr2?
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February 20, 2010 10:20:38 PM

Yea thats a nice motherboard, note how it supports DDR2 so you wont have to upgrade to DDR3 ram. Itll work fine with any am3 CPU
And that kind of memory upgrade wont really be that noticeable
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February 20, 2010 10:39:15 PM

p1n3apqlexpr3ss said:
Yea thats a nice motherboard, note how it supports DDR2 so you wont have to upgrade to DDR3 ram. Itll work fine with any am3 CPU
And that kind of memory upgrade wont really be that noticeable


Will all my computer components, EVERYTHING, work on this mobo?
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February 20, 2010 11:32:48 PM

The athlon 64 x2 wont, but everything else will on that board.
Just make sure your case supports mATX boards.. because if you brought if from HP which i think you have done, it may only support BTX mobos
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February 20, 2010 11:58:46 PM

p1n3apqlexpr3ss said:
The athlon 64 x2 wont, but everything else will on that board.
Just make sure your case supports mATX boards.. because if you brought if from HP which i think you have done, it may only support BTX mobos


it is an hp computer so i cant use that mobo?
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February 21, 2010 12:05:54 AM

Depends on the specifications of the case, most OEMs use custom cases/mobos.
Sorry my bad for confusing you, that current mobo you have is microatx, so your case should take a atx mobo if its midtower..
What model is it?
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February 21, 2010 12:32:16 AM

p1n3apqlexpr3ss said:
Depends on the specifications of the case, most OEMs use custom cases/mobos.
Sorry my bad for confusing you, that current mobo you have is microatx, so your case should take a atx mobo if its midtower..
What model is it?


my computer is an HP Pavillion and the model number is m8109n
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February 21, 2010 12:42:59 AM

Judging my size of case, and the expansion slots, its more then likely microatx case, ill find a micro atx board on newegg you can use now
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Go with this, itll work fine with your current build, and according to specs, itll even support your current processor :D 
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February 21, 2010 2:01:30 AM

p1n3apqlexpr3ss said:
Judging my size of case, and the expansion slots, its more then likely microatx case, ill find a micro atx board on newegg you can use now
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Go with this, itll work fine with your current build, and according to specs, itll even support your current processor :D 


so does this support the phenom 2 x3 955 black and ddr2 ram?
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February 21, 2010 2:05:43 AM

That is correct :) 
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February 21, 2010 2:24:06 AM

p1n3apqlexpr3ss said:
Judging my size of case, and the expansion slots, its more then likely microatx case, ill find a micro atx board on newegg you can use now
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Go with this, itll work fine with your current build, and according to specs, itll even support your current processor :D 


Isnt that the same one i showed you, from tiger direct, this one:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
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February 21, 2010 2:59:10 AM

Yea its the same one, found it on newegg as a good product as well lol
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February 21, 2010 3:05:02 AM

p1n3apqlexpr3ss said:
Yea its the same one, found it on newegg as a good product as well lol


I cant thank you enough my friend, you have been a great help
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February 21, 2010 3:05:15 AM

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