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Can Atlon 5400+ fit in AM3 socket?

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December 16, 2010 10:19:32 PM

Can Atlon 5400+ fit in AM3 socket?

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December 16, 2010 10:33:04 PM

Doubt it. Different amount of contacts.
December 16, 2010 10:33:43 PM

And also, the AM3 socket may provide too much power and fry your CPU.
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December 17, 2010 8:11:11 AM

The Athlon X2 5400+ is an AM2 CPU it will not work at all on a Socket AM3 type motherboard.AM3 motherboards also use DDR3 memory and your CPU will only use DDR2 type memory.You can use a AM2+ (in addition to a older AM2) motherboard for that CPU though and they are still available (and still popular).
December 17, 2010 8:46:02 AM

Thank you all for the information!
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December 17, 2010 9:24:38 AM

kosmos_oc said:
Can Atlon 5400+ fit in AM3 socket?


Yup.

It will fit great.

Won't work, though.


danieljamesm said:
And also, the AM3 socket may provide too much power and fry your CPU.


mmmmm ... No.
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December 17, 2010 1:03:26 PM

No but you can get a much faster AM3 processor for $50.
December 17, 2010 11:45:57 PM

geekapproved said:
No but you can get a much faster AM3 processor for $50.


If I lived in USA, I would get a AM3 prosessor for $50. But you see, I don't.
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December 18, 2010 4:56:03 AM

Just to let you know kosmos_oc most of the current AM2+ motherboards can be upgraded later on with more powerful AM3 CPU's (sometimes needs a simple BIOS update) in case you decide to upgrade the CPU in the future.
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December 18, 2010 6:07:18 AM

It works like this.

AM3 CPU -> AM2 motherboard (if 95W or less TDP)
AM3 CPU -> AM2+ motherboard
AM3 CPU -> AM3 motherboard
AM2+ CPU -> AM2 motherboard (if 95W or less TDP)
AM2+ CPU -> AM2+ motherboard
AM2 CPU -> AM2 motherboard
AM2 CPU -> AM2+ motherboard

That is all the compatibilities listed for you right there.
December 18, 2010 8:31:17 AM

Avro Arrow said:
It works like this.

AM3 CPU -> AM2 motherboard (if 95W or less TDP)
AM3 CPU -> AM2+ motherboard
AM3 CPU -> AM3 motherboard
AM2+ CPU -> AM2 motherboard (if 95W or less TDP)
AM2+ CPU -> AM2+ motherboard
AM2 CPU -> AM2 motherboard
AM2 CPU -> AM2+ motherboard

That is all the compatibilities listed for you right there.


This is type of information I reqvired! Everything in one plase. Thank you.
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December 18, 2010 1:35:11 PM

ANy MB manufacturer's website will certify wchich cpus will work with specific mainboard and BIOS versions...

Start there, don't guess.
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