Upgrading Athlon II 220 AM3 Socket Tags: CPUs Socket Processors Last response: October 9, 2010 3:59 AM in CPUs Share techie_guy October 8, 2010 6:11:20 PM I want to upgrade a pc with Athlon II x2 , Since this is a AM3 socket, Can I go and buy Athlon II x4 processor(or any better processor with AM3 socket) and it should work as is.. Is there anything else that needs to be taken care of ? Thanks More about : upgrading athlon 220 am3 socket reprotected October 9, 2010 12:07:23 AM Yes, I think it is safe to purchase an Athlon II X4 processor. Outlander_04 a b à CPUs October 9, 2010 3:59:36 AM The safe thing to do is find the make and model of your motherboard and head over to the makers website where you will find a list of supported CPU's and the BIOS revision needed Your athlon quad will almost certainly work , but it wont hurt to check first ..... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAMD Athlon II x2 220 --> AMD phenom II x4 965? Some help needed. ForumAMD Athlon II X3 450 - 3,2 GHz - Socket AM3 ForumMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2 9GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W fit in socke ForumIs AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core 250 3 00GHz ( Socket AM3 ) - Retail compatible with ForumAMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual ForumAMD athlon ii x2 220 to x4 640 ForumUpgrading a hp pavillion a 220 n ForumUpgrading my am2+ socket cpu. am3 comaptible? ForumOverclocking an AMD Athlon ii X4 620 ( Socket AM3 ) ForumFx is selling out, phenom ii and athlon ii are the victims, w.t.h.? ForumOC - AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.00ghz ForumFor Sale Athlon II X4 635, 8GB ram, MSI AM3 mb ForumNeed CPU Heatsink/Fan for AMD Athlon II X2 270u AM3 Socket ForumUpgrade My Comp. ForumBest socket 939 processor? ForumCPU Choice : AMD Athlon X2 Black Edition or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+? Forum[Solved] AMD Athlon II X4 640 vs Phenom II X4 925 2.80 GHz Processor Forum[Solved] AMD Athlon II x2 250 vs AM2+ Phenom x4 BE Forum[Solved] URGENT: i3 540 vs. Athlon II X4 635 ForumAmd Athlon II x4 3.0Ghz More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !