New CPU for GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H? Tags: CPUs Gigabyte Product Last response: May 14, 2010 2:56 PM in CPUs Share superfuzzy May 13, 2010 9:48:14 PM The most demanding app that I run on this particular PC is Lighroom, to process RAW files. The MB is a GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H Rev 1. According to the Gibabyte site - http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_M... Some of the new AMD CPU's will work. * I currently have an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition * OS is XP 32 bit Would a the Athlon II X4 640 be a good upgrade? Any other suggestions? I'd rather not build a new system at this time but maybe a new CPU would make Lightroom fly? Is this a cost effective upgrade? Thanks! More about : cpu gigabyte ma78gm s2h 1haplo a b à CPUs May 13, 2010 10:22:41 PM The X4 would be great for Lightroom. It is a great upgrade from the X2. m 0 l superfuzzy May 14, 2010 2:56:19 PM Quote:The Athlon is a great choice, but it seems Gigabyte hasnt released a proper BIOS for the newer phenom IIs, so support would be a hit and miss. If you are getting the 640 for around $110, get this instead, guaranteed support, just reuse your heatsink if you dont plan to OC. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Huh?????? Did you see the above link for BIOS support? With updated bios the following Phenom II's are supported: Socket AM3: Phenom II X4 945 Phenom II X6 1055T Socket AM2+: Phenom II X4 940 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources New GigaByte GA-MA78GM-S2H Won't Start, Looks Dead Forum Phenom II 955 Compatiable with GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H? Forum Gigabyte ga-ma78gm-s2h windows 7 BSOD Forum Phenom II X4 965 with Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H Forum Gigabyte: ga-ma78gm-s2h: bios sees sata hdd as ide ? Help Forum Gigabyte: ga-ma78gm-s2h: bios sees sata hdd as ide ? Help Forum Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H No Video Forum Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H or Asus M3A78 PRO (or another) Forum Heatsink Loose on GigaByte GA-MA78GM-S2H Forum Front Panel Audio connections for Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H Forum GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H MOTHERBOARD PROBLEMS HELP NEEDED..... Forum Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H dead? or maybe not... Forum Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H---- Raid Bios Help Needed Forum Troubleshooting help requested - new GA-MA78GM-S2H (rev 1.1) Forum Mouse acceleration in-game since i bought a new GIGABYTE mobo and cpu . Forum SolvedBoot problem with Gigabyte 970A-DS3p + AMD FX 8350 CPU Forum Solvedgigabyte f2a55m-ds2 wont let me set cpu voltage to manual Forum SolvedCpu for Gigabyte Mobo Forum SolvedCan't Change CPU Clock Ratio with FX6300 and Gigabyte 970A-UD3P Forum SolvedCompatible Cpu for Gigabyte Ga-G41m-Combo and SAPPHIRE ATI 7790 2GB DDR5 128BIT Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !