Ahoy hoy...would a Phenom X4 9950 (HD995ZXAJ4BGH),2.6GHz,125W,rev.B3,SocketAM2+,Quad-Core work with a AM2 ASUS M2N32-SLI DELUXE WIFI mobo ??? im guessing i would need to update the bios...also would the PSU need to be upgraded (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) ??? also have 6GB ram (2x2GB & 2x1GB gaming 800 MHz sticks) GeForce 460 GTX GPU and case fans (1x120mm and 2x80mm fans)...would like to know if this the best processor i can install on this board?
Also, would like to know if there are motherboards that can use ddr2 and ddr3 RAM on them (not at the same time obviously that way i wouldnt have to purchase new RAM)...would like to try and seamlessly use this CPU stated above or whatever best CPU my M2N32 mobo can handle and then eventually upgrade my mobo at a later date (and RAM if need be).
Not trying to be redundent to your response. I am just looking to do some upgrades to the same mbo that i own. Yes i know an "ancient mbo".
Op sys: current=Win xp pro sp3 will be upgrading to Win7 64 bit
Ram current= 3gig corsair will be upgrading to 8 gig ram to max out mem
CPU current= AMD Athlon 64x2 dual core processor 5400+ wanting to upgrade to Phenom X4 9950 (HD995ZXAJ4BGH),2.6GHz,125W,rev.B3,SocketAM2 ,Quad-Core;
this as stated from http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2/M2N32SLI_Delux...
pwr supply=Thermaltake tough power 750w
gpu current=2 nvidia 8800GT 512mb planning on upgrading
thank-you for responses to this...currently low budget...military...can get most all this fairly cheap because of the age of course.