New CPU for GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H? Tags: CPUs Gigabyte 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 1haplo CPUs Expert May 13, 2010 10:22:41 PM The X4 would be great for Lightroom. It is a great upgrade from the X2. | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>New CPU for GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H?> Related ressources: ForumNew GigaByte GA-MA78GM-S2H Won't Start, Looks Dead ForumGigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H dead? or maybe not... ForumGigabyte : ga-ma78gm-s2h : bios sees sata hdd as ide ? Help ForumGigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H No Video ForumGigabyte : ga-ma78gm-s2h : bios sees sata hdd as ide ? Help ForumGA-Ma78Gm-S2h rev 1.1 system crashes ForumPre-POST 4-12 Minutes: GA-MA78GMS2H + 8GB RAM ForumGa-ma78gm-s2h Forumstrange problem with ga-ma78gm-s2h ForumRMAed GA-MA78GM-S2H : no post, no beep ForumGA-MA78GM-S2H Windows Installation Problems ForumPhenom II 955 Compatiable with GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H ? ForumPhenom II X4 965 with Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H ForumGIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H MOTHERBOARD PROBLEMS HELP NEEDED..... ForumHeatsink Loose on GigaByte GA-MA78GM-S2H ForumGigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H or Asus M3A78 PRO (or another) ForumGigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H ---- Raid Bios Help Needed ForumWhere can I find a good mechanical keyboard? ForumCPU reaches 65 C after new gpu installed ForumCPU load temps increase More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !