I need some help buying a CPU please. Tags: CPUs Asus Phenom Product Last response: March 3, 2010 12:28 PM in CPUs Share surihtanil March 3, 2010 2:07:35 AM Okay so my current M/B is a M2A-VM by ASUS, AM2, 64bit As of right now my CPU is a 64bit Phenom 9500 2.2ghz quad & it works. I want to upgrade to this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I am not sure if my M/B supports this CPU? More about : buying cpu hunter315 a c 190 à CPUs March 3, 2010 2:11:31 AM You can find your CPU support list here http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=St3pWpym8xXpROQS Your board only supports the first generation Phenoms and Athlon X2's so the Phenom II isnt an option unfortunately. m 0 l surihtanil March 3, 2010 2:19:05 AM Is Athlon X2 is Phenom better when it comes to performance? m 0 l Related resources Buying cpu+mobo this weekend. Need help with my build please! - Forum Need help buying cpu. please help??! - Forum Buying a new PC, need help please - Forum Need help about buying a new monitor , Please Read Guys ?! - Forum Hi! Need Help with buying new CPU. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer surihtanil March 3, 2010 4:26:43 AM On the site given to me above it says my board supports - Support AMD Socket AM2+/AM2 CPU This is the Phenom II black edition socket type. CPU Socket Type Socket AM2+ my board says it supports AM2+ CPUs so I am kinda confused. m 0 l LePhuronn a b à CPUs March 3, 2010 12:28:21 PM Phenom II and Athlon II are socket AM3 which can work in AM2+ boards. Your motherboard is an AM2 motherboard than can use AM2+ CPUs. Go to the link hunter315 posted and read the CPU support list again - it does not list Phenom II or Athlon II so your board will not work with AM3 CPUs. If you are still confused e-mail Asus directly and ask them to confirm. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help with buying new cpu Forum SolvedNeed help with buying a new CPU Forum SolvedNeed help with buying a new CPU Forum SolvedBuying new hard drive cannot decide Need Help Please! Forum SolvedAm Buying AMD FX-8350 CPU , Need Help With It Actually ... Forum SolvedNeed help buying a motherboard that goes with an AMD FX8530 processor and a GTX 770 4GB CPU Forum PLEASE I need help on buying a gaming computer (advice on what i have already done) Forum Buying new pieces, need some help, please. Forum SolvedHelp me please cpu need a good board Forum Buying a GPU for a friend in need $200-$250 budget please help. Forum SolvedNeed help with my CPU please Forum SolvedI need a new CPU fan please help! Forum SolvedPLEASE ! need help building gaming pc cant decide mother board and cpu cooling Forum SolvedCPU Recommendations please need some help Forum SolvedCPU or GPU PLEASE HELP NEED SMART PEOPLE Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !