Does a740gm-m support Phenom II X3 740 BE?

hello guys,
i am shikhar......i was willing to buy a new processor for my a740gm-m mboard......my budget is rs 8,500.........oh yeah my specs are
a740gm-m board
1X2gb ddr2 800 sdram
500gb hdd
ati radeon 2100 700 mb....

i have some options of processors.......

1. Phenom II X3 740 Black Edition
2. Phenom II X4 910e

well.....i am really wiiling to buy Phenom II X3 740 Black Edition cause it has an option of changing multipliers...
if you have better options pls suggest me.....

THNX FOR REPLYING!
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  1. No. Those cpus aren't listed under "cpu" for any versions of your board. It may be due to the voltage requirement. The limit for your board is 95 watts; some model cpus have more than one voltage available, so choose carefully. You can upgrade your board for about $75, but be sure your system isn't oem by dell, packard bell, acer, etc. Those windows operating systems are board dependent. Changing boards may cause your windows system to stop posting. Some unlisted 95 watt cpus may work, but be prepared to change boards just in case.
  2. o1die said:
    No. Those cpus aren't listed under "cpu" for any versions of your board. It may be due to the voltage requirement. The limit for your board is 95 watts; some model cpus have more than one voltage available, so choose carefully. You can upgrade your board for about $75, but be sure your system isn't oem by dell, packard bell, acer, etc. Those windows operating systems are board dependent. Changing boards may cause your windows system to stop posting. Some unlisted 95 watt cpus may work, but be prepared to change boards just in case.

    thnxxx......i also wanted to know if my motherboard supports phenom IIX4 940...........cause that's a good choice for a good price....well i think so.......if you have some suggestions......pls tell
  3. Quote:
    Phenom II 940BE, it's a AM2+ Phenom, thus should cost u no more than a AM3 Athlon II x4 640.

    Although it runs at 125watt TDP, it's AM2+ so it'll work for sure

    Besides, u can have 4 real cores as overclock it to a Phenom II 975's speed with ease

    U sure that Phenom II 940BE is supported by my motherboard?and i dont think that there is a black edition of phenom IIX4,is there??
  4. i also wanted to know what difference will i get by upgrading my sempron 145 dual core to Phenom IIX4?
  5. If this is your motherboard

    http://www.ecs.com.tw/website2008/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?CategoryID=1&DetailID=1083&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=1&LanID=0

    about the best CPU's listed as supported are either the Athlon II X2 265 or the more potent Phenom II X2 560 I see only very slow energy efficient Phenom II X4's that are supported the 905e and the 900e
  6. The propus quads will work, as they are only 95 watts, but missing the third level cache of the phenom II's. Before ordering any cpu, use cpuid (cpuz) to check the version of your motherboard. There are about four versions. Then click on "cpu" on ecs webpage for your board and check the supported cpus again. Some may work, but post as "unknown cpu". I strongly recommend you avoid ordering any 125w phenom II's; chances are they won't work; they may post once, then the system may shut down.
  7. o1die said:
    The propus quads will work, as they are only 95 watts, but missing the third level cache of the phenom II's. Before ordering any cpu, use cpuid (cpuz) to check the version of your motherboard. There are about four versions. Then click on "cpu" on ecs webpage for your board and check the supported cpus again. Some may work, but post as "unknown cpu". I strongly recommend you avoid ordering any 125w phenom II's; chances are they won't work; they may post once, then the system may shut down.

    what about Phenom II X3 740 black edition?it has unlocked multipliers.....
  8. i checked cpuid(cpu-z)and it said the following-

    Processor


    Name-empron 145
    code name-sargas Brand id-9
    package-Socket AM3 (938)
    Technology-45nm core voltage-1.328
    Specification-AMD Sempron 145 Processor
    Family-F Model-6 Stepping-3
    Ext. family-10 ext model-6 Revision-DA-C3
    Instructions-MMX(+),3DNow!(+),SSE(1,2,3,4A),x86-64,AMD-V


    Clock(Core#0) Cache

    Core Speed-3220.0 mhz L1 Data-64 KBytes 2-way
    Multiplier-x14.0 L1 Inst.-64 KBytes 2-way
    Bus Speed-230.0 mhz Level2-1024 KBytes 16-way
    HT Link-1150.0 mhz
  9. Looks like an oem system with low budget power supply, maybe as low as 250 watts. It would be a small miracle to get the phenom II to work with such a weak unit. I still recommend a 95 watt cpu, whatever you choose.
  10. what about Phenom II X4 960T Black Edition?
  11. please any one tell me what will Phenom II X4 960T cost around?
    thanks!
  12. so.....i should get a phenom IIx4 910e? well best and last option.
  13. Quote:
    ^ Not worth it, it;s a Thuban based, if normal Phenom IIs don't work
    Dont count on that chip to work

    But it's 95W TDP and AM3/AM2+ compatible..
  14. thnxxx....1 last question....
    Please tell me the prices of-
    Phenom IIX4 955 black edition
    Phenom IIX4 965 black edition
    Phenom IIX6 1035t
    Phenom IIX6 1055t
    thnxxx....
  15. But at least i can get an idea.....
  16. India
  17. didnt understand what to do on that page?
  18. thanks........any other website??
  19. www.theitdepot.com does not show the asrock motherboards... :(
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