Will a mobo MCP61PM-GM support the AMD Phenom X4 9850 processor?
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  1. It should do, it depends whether the BIOS is capable of backwards compatability. Generally AM3 is backward compatable with AM2+ processors.
  2. Which MCP61PM-GM motherboard from ECS or is it a Gateway (and Emachines version) ?
    Gateway states that it is a AM2 type motherboard

    Look under specifications


    "Supports AMD® AM2 Socket K8 Athlon™ 64 X2, Athlon™ 64, Athlon™ FX, and Sempron™ processors under 89 watt power consumption"

    No AM2+ nor AM3+ CPU is listed as supported plus the Phenom X4 9850 is a 125 watt TDP CPU clearly above the 89 watts TDP stated (although they incorrectly stated 89 watt power consumption).

    Video ----------Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce® 6150SE graphics

    Chipset-------- nForce 430

    Network Chip type ----- Integrated Realtek RTL8201N 10/100 MB LAN
  3. I too am wanting to upgrade my CPU in the same system. According to EMachines/Gateway the socket is an AM2, but AMD (as well as my CPU-Z) says it's an AM3 socket. So which is it?
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