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March 23, 2010 10:40:59 PM

I am looking to upgrade the CPU of my computer. I have an Abit NF-M2nView motherboard with a dual core AMD processor. I am looking to upgrade to a quad core and want to make sure that I get the right hardware. I understand that with the Bios upgrade the motherboard will support quad core processors, but which AM2+ processors will work?

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March 23, 2010 10:49:47 PM

The newest Bios update stated that it would work with Athalon 4x50 series adn semperon X2 CPU's.
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March 23, 2010 10:54:00 PM

Thats not quad core it says Athlon 4X50 meaning you could use an Athlon 4050, 4450 or 4850 which are all dual cores.
March 23, 2010 11:01:57 PM

In order to put in a quad core then, I will have to upgrade the motherboard also. Any suggestions where to start? I don't really want to have to get all new memory, as I have 8gb of 800 DDR2 memory.
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March 23, 2010 11:08:05 PM

Ok that isnt a problem there are plenty of AM3 boards that use DDR2 memory.

ASRock A785GXH/128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G 69.99

This is a great board and can handle up to 16GB you really cant go any cheaper then this board. Any board cheaper then this the ram maxs out at 4 GB. And it also has crossfire support if you want to maybe run dual GPUs one day.
March 23, 2010 11:20:43 PM

I don't want anything cheap, although price is always important. If this is a good board, I'll give it a look. Any other suggestions?

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March 23, 2010 11:32:33 PM

Well with sticking with DDR2 you are limited but that ASrock board is nice. If you want to go a little more high end check this one out.

ASUS M4N72-E AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard 109.99
March 23, 2010 11:53:55 PM

Thanks for your help and suggestions.
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March 23, 2010 11:58:20 PM

your welcome Good Luck
March 30, 2010 11:58:27 PM

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