Physically it'll fit, but unless the board has proper BIOS support for it than it won't work. Considering BIOSTAR has dozens of motherboards released over the years, we can't tell you without knowing the motherboard model.
If you don't know what motherboard you have, the program CPU-Z can tell you, it's available for free.
Thank you for your reply's.
The motherboard is Biostar group NF61S_M2B.
Bios is pheonix technologies ltd. Version 6.00 PG.
AMD ATHLON 64 X2 4600+. Code name WINDSOR Brand ID 4.
Chipset Nvidia MCP61 REV A3
SOUTHBRIDGE Nvidia mcp61.
LPCIO ITE IT8716.
My original question was can i put a quad core on this board or even a triple core, if not i will obviously have to buy a new board. Thanks lads.
Thanks for info guessed i would have to upgrade board, where would you suggest to get a good motherboard bundle complete with chip and memory.
Well ... depends on where you live, your budget, what you wish to do, and how lucky you feel.
I've got a PhII550BE that unlocks -- for the most part I zoom around with 2 cores @ 15.5x250MHz. For encoding tasks I simply reboot 4 cores @ 15.5x200MHz. This sucker will also under-volt like a champ. I run the *quad* at -1.25v from stock, and drop my load at the wall by nearly 33%.
So maybe I'm lucky
Otherwise --- look for some deals that suit you best. This has caught my eye the last few days:
If you don't want CrossFire: The Phenom 740 // AsRock 880GXH/USB3 is really tempting at $149 but you would have to add a cooler. Might be able to unlock that 4th core (but I don't know anything about that AsRock motherboard so I can't help yah there).