CPU upgrade help

I was going to upgrade my AMD athlon x2 5050e 2.6 CPU to a phenom x4 940 but apparently im getting a mixed answer on if my motherboard can support it or not my motherboard is
let me know what u guys think.(if it cant work whats the best possible processor i can get thats better then my dual core?)
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  1. It looks like it only supports the first generation Phenom processors. You arent going to find anything clocked too much higher than your current one, but you can pick up a 9950 which will give you a quad, you can get the OEM versions for either $157 or $86 depending on if its the 125W version of the 140W version.
  2. So do i need the 125w or the 140w? i dont really care about the more expensive one i just need to get it to work. And would i see a performance upgrade if i upgraded to a quad from a dual?
  3. Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

    The 125W i don't think that the mobo support 140W CPU. The quad core give u more performance in multi task and some games.

    Phenom X4 9950
  4. At those prices, getting a new mobo and an Athlon X4 might just be better..
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