Hi everyone this is my first post here so go easy on me lol. I just bought a phenom 2 x4 955 cpu. my motherboard is an elitegroup mcp61pm-am. I need to know if this motherboard is compatible. I know it has an AM2 slot and I read that should work. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Motherboard: ELITEGROUP MCP61PM-AM
CPU (current): AMD 64 Dual
CPU (replacement): AMD Phenom II X4 955
GPU: EVGA GeForce 9800GT
Phenom 2 processors need an AM2+ or an AM3 motherboard depending on which memory type you wish to use. An AM2 motherboard will not post a Phenom2 and if i remember correctly the phenom2 processors will not fit the socket.
thanks guys. i know i really should have done better research. id rather not return it though. can you point me towards a cheap motherboard that would work with this along with my 9800gt and 3 gigs ram? thanks.