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AM3 CPU Compitable with my Mobo...?

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May 13, 2010 4:21:51 PM

I have ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS Mobo. Which has AM2+ socket.
have Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition now , which is AM2+

I am planning to upgrade my CPU to Phenom II X2 , Which is of AM3 socket ,

So is it poss possible to put a AM3 processor on my Mobo(AM2+)...?

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May 13, 2010 4:29:14 PM

No you can't. These are your supported processors : AMD Phenom II X4/Phenom II X3/Athlon II X2/Phenom X4/Phenom X3/Athlon64/Sempron processors
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May 13, 2010 5:04:17 PM

Hi.

Yeah, u can install a Phenom II X2 BUT only this series:

Phenom IIX2 545 (HDX545WFK2DGI),3.0GHz,80W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Dual-Core
Phenom IIX2 545( HDX545WFK2DGM),3.0GHz,512KB,rev.C3,80W,SocketAM3
Phenom IIX2 550 (HDZ550WFK2DGI),3.1GHz,80W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Dual-Core
Phenom IIX2 550( HDX550WFK2DGM),3.1GHz,512KB,rev.C3,80W,SocketAM3
Phenom IIX2 555( HDZ555WFK2DGM),3.2GHz,512KB,rev.C3,80W,SocketAM3


For see the full CPU support list and the BIOS version that u need for install the CPU, Go here
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May 13, 2010 5:13:29 PM

saint19 said:
Hi.

Yeah, u can install a Phenom II X2 BUT only this series:

Phenom IIX2 545 (HDX545WFK2DGI),3.0GHz,80W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Dual-Core
Phenom IIX2 545( HDX545WFK2DGM),3.0GHz,512KB,rev.C3,80W,SocketAM3
Phenom IIX2 550 (HDZ550WFK2DGI),3.1GHz,80W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Dual-Core
Phenom IIX2 550( HDX550WFK2DGM),3.1GHz,512KB,rev.C3,80W,SocketAM3
Phenom IIX2 555( HDZ555WFK2DGM),3.2GHz,512KB,rev.C3,80W,SocketAM3


For see the full CPU support list and the BIOS version that u need for install the CPU, Go here



IIRC that is the full Ph II X2 lineup unless some new one were added recently I am unaware of. Given that there is a bios out that will allow you to use the PhII X6 1055T, I doubt you will have any issues with a lesser CPU if you use that bios.

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=N9gfnjYUinlROPLf
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May 13, 2010 6:06:46 PM

Don't have sense spend $210 in the 1055T for run it in an AM2+ mobo, in that case is better go with a Athlon II X4 630, DDR3 and a new mobo. All this is around $330.
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May 14, 2010 3:25:21 AM

saint19 said:
Don't have sense spend $210 in the 1055T for run it in an AM2+ mobo, in that case is better go with a Athlon II X4 630, DDR3 and a new mobo. All this is around $330.


He is not looking to get the 1055T. I was just making the point that the bios update, since it supports the 1055T, should support what he is looking to get. As to your comment, it depends on what kind of ram he has and how much. From what I understand, DDR3 did not offer much of a performance improvement over DDR2 for AMD CPU's.
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May 14, 2010 3:29:32 AM

yea, better off with the Athlon ii x4 630.
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May 14, 2010 5:22:48 AM

logainofhades said:
He is not looking to get the 1055T. I was just making the point that the bios update, since it supports the 1055T, should support what he is looking to get. As to your comment, it depends on what kind of ram he has and how much. From what I understand, DDR3 did not offer much of a performance improvement over DDR2 for AMD CPU's.


Yeah, the difference between DDR2 and DDR3 isn't very big. But the problem with the AM2+ and DDR2 is that u are limited ur HT link to 2000MHz and with that u also limit the OC possibilities.
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May 27, 2010 5:53:07 PM

Best answer selected by sbsixth.
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