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Will the ecs a740gm-m support phenom II 1055T x6 chip

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April 12, 2011 9:30:35 AM

trying to find the best chip to replace the worthless sempron.

I understand that this board supports only up to a 95w tdp.

would love a phenom II but most are over 95w.

Had these 2 chips in mind: Phenom II x2 560 or Phenom II x6 1055T

Was wondering if it is even worth going for the hexacore and weather these chips will even work.

Mostly going to be used for gaming

Thanx
a b V Motherboard
April 12, 2011 10:36:49 AM

This gets tricky;
an AM3 socket CPU will run in a AM2+ board, but you will be limited to the DDR2 memory, so you lose 5-10% speed.
but you'll need to update your BIOS. I see Elitegroup has a AM3 update, but what concerns me is that some boards can not run 125w CPU without damage, yours may be one of them.
a b V Motherboard
April 12, 2011 1:38:22 PM

All you have to do is go to ECS website and find your motherboard and click "cpu support list".
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a b V Motherboard
April 12, 2011 3:29:30 PM

geekapproved said:
All you have to do is go to ECS website and find your motherboard and click "cpu support list".


As with RAM, there may be a difference between what is officially supported, and what will work. YMMV :D 
a b V Motherboard
April 12, 2011 3:29:54 PM

the 1055t is not supported. Nothing over 95W is supported.
April 14, 2011 7:48:23 AM

Noworldorder said:
the 1055t is not supported. Nothing over 95W is supported.



The make a 95w 1055T too, not listed on my pricelist though.

Thinking of going with an athlon II instaid anyways, dont think its worth spending the money on a phenom II for that system
a b V Motherboard
April 14, 2011 3:58:53 PM

timels said:
The make a 95w 1055T too, not listed on my pricelist though.

Thinking of going with an athlon II instaid anyways, dont think its worth spending the money on a phenom II for that system
I could not agree more. Good solution. :) 
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