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November 11, 2010 5:49:39 PM

Hi, just a quick question. Is the Phenom II x4 965 compatible with the motherboard from a Dell inspiron 531? Cheers :) 

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November 11, 2010 5:58:41 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums
Unfortunately the answer is no,your motherboard doesn't support either AM2+ or AM3 processors.
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November 11, 2010 6:28:17 PM

Hey NathanC, welcome to THW.

[EDITED TO CORRECT ERRORS]

Please forgive me for providing poor and inaccurate advice. Malmental has taken great care in his suggestions and I would trust in his advice.
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November 12, 2010 1:31:29 AM

Thank you Malmental for correcting me, I truly and honestly mean that. I would never want to steer anyone in the wrong direction. Seems I have fallen victim to my own poor research and lack of knowlege. :(  Please forgive me NathanC, I did not mean to give you bad advice, and Malmental, you must have a wealth of knowlege floating around in your noggin, nice work. :) 
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November 12, 2010 11:09:31 AM

Maziar said:
Hello and welcome to the forums
Unfortunately the answer is no,your motherboard doesn't support either AM2+ or AM3 processors.




Thanks :)  could you recomend a motherboard that would?
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November 12, 2010 11:12:11 AM

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so if you want more than that (higher dual core) I stated above than yes, you will need a new motherboard and processor.
let me know if you want to keep that case and i can recommend a motherboard for you that fits your request.



Cheers malmental :)  and yes could you please recomend a motherboard :) 
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November 12, 2010 11:39:27 AM

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OK, now where do you want to go, Intel or stay AMD.?
It's apparent that you want to run a quad core cpu, is a triple core out of the question if AMD and then possibly unlock it to a quad with the right motherboard or straight quad or possibly a six-core.?
something to think about.
and are you going keep your Dell case correct.?



Think il stay AMD. Already bought the processor so just need a motherboard that will run it. Ye il keep the case.
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November 12, 2010 12:22:58 PM

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you bough the Phenom II x4 965 already.?
cool if you did.


ye
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November 12, 2010 12:29:59 PM

nathanc said:
Think il stay AMD. Already bought the processor so just need a motherboard that will run it. Ye il keep the case.


Make sure you budget for a Dremel Tool ;) 

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November 12, 2010 2:36:06 PM

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not really, it will work but i do not like some things about the board.
hold on, i'm on a toke break... :whistle: 

I need to know some things: ddr3 or ddr2 RAM and up to what amount, possible dual video cards or staying with one.?
keeping the Dell power supply or trying to keep it anyways.?
sorry but I can be kinda thorough.



ddr2 as long as its more than 4GB. More than 1 would be good. Ye but il get a new one if i need to.
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November 12, 2010 3:13:49 PM

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what video card, ATi or nVidia.?



nVidia
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November 12, 2010 3:20:16 PM

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my two nVidia choices..
don't forget about the Dell options if your interested.



Cheers for all your help :) 
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November 22, 2010 2:25:01 PM

Best answer selected by NathanC.
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November 22, 2010 2:35:41 PM

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