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Gateway GT5670 upgrade

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January 31, 2011 5:22:42 PM

I own a Gateway GT5670 computer. It came with an AMD Phenom X3 8400 CPU. This CPU is an AM2+ 95W CPU. The motherboard specs for this computer say it's an AM2 socket 89W max. Can I use a newer AM3 95W CPU in this motherboard?

MB is ECS MCP61PM-GM AM2 mATX Motherboard

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January 31, 2011 5:31:16 PM

I understand that, but it came with a CPU that already exceeded those specs. It came with a Phenom X3 8400, which is a socket AM2+ 95W CPU, so I'm guessing that the MB can handle more than what is stated.
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January 31, 2011 5:33:38 PM

Unlikely as its AM2 not AM2+, most AM2+ boards can take AM3 CPUs but I don't think any AM2 can. I could be wrong and maybe I shouldn't have bothered posting but unless someone can tell you otherwise I would not risk it.
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