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AM3 CPU help

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October 27, 2010 9:58:27 AM

Hello guys just a quick question i have just bought this motherboard

And was wondering if this cpu was compatible

Im not too sure i think it will run fine as a cheap upgrade for now
what does this mean (except 920 / 940) it was stated in the item description and on ASROCKS official site i have no idea what that means is it a different socket i thought any AM3 cpu would work in any AM3 socket

Its been over a year since my last pc build so unsure about cpu advances now


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October 27, 2010 10:25:16 AM

Yes, the Mobo supports the CPU and will run perfectly fine.....
Although the RAM that board is going to use is DDR3 so I guess you're going to need to buy that too.......

The except 920/940 means 920 or 940 pin Processors........
Your AIIX4 is a 939 or 938 Pin socket so it'll work... :) 
October 27, 2010 10:25:51 AM

both are AM3 you should be fine.
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October 27, 2010 10:30:25 AM

Could you please post the model no. rather than the links. The links wont open as the sites are blocked.
October 27, 2010 10:47:33 AM

940 is the am2+ socket
some phenom ii are am2+ socket and not am3
some mobos are am2+ but support am3
your mobo supports am3 processors only
your athlon ii x4 should work on it
October 27, 2010 11:35:04 AM

Sorry here is is the motherboard info

ASRock M3N78D nForce 720D (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 16GB

Sorry i forgot to add is this Motherboard future proof i dont want this to be proned for upgrades in another year or so as im buiding this to the maximum to save money on the long run thanks.

Thanks everyone for your answers
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October 27, 2010 11:52:48 AM

Your questions been answered..... no point in continuing the debate......
A cheap Mobo can't be future proof.... if it's a temporary build , it'll work for a year and it'll work well, upgrades and other things are dependent on the speed of technological change all around the world in the IT sector.... so that's really not a very predictable thing....