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I need some help buying a CPU please.

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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?

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March 3, 2010 2:19:05 AM

Is Athlon X2 is Phenom better when it comes to performance?
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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.
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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.
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