AMD ATHLON 2 260 DOES NOT FIT TO M2N-E motherboard

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i have mobo m2n-e ,every time i put my processor amd athlon2 260, the system is failure to reformat,the screen appears,system will shutdown in 20 secs.please removed usb.actually i dont have usb plug in the system.
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  1. The 260 is a regor am3 cpu, which may not run with your board. Go to asus website and look under "cpu support" for your motherboard.
  2. The ASUS M2N-E motherboard is socket AM2.

    The Athlon II X2 260 Regor is socket AM3.

    That's your problem.
  3. Go here to find the bios rev you need and the special instructions to enable support of your new cpu.

    http://support.asus.com/Cpusupport/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&m=M2N-E&cpu=Athlon%20IIX2%20260%28ADX260OCK23GM%29,3.2GHz,1MB,rev.C3,65W,SocketAM3&pcb=ALL&sincebios=5001&memo=Due%20to%20Bios%20ROM%20size%20limitation%20remove%20LAN%20PXE%20ROM%20and%20change%20Crashfree3%20to%20Crashfree

    if you don't have the correct bios you will need to install your old cpu to flash the new version.
  4. jaguarskx said:
    The ASUS M2N-E motherboard is socket AM2.

    The Athlon II X2 260 Regor is socket AM3.

    That's your problem.



    All AM3 processors support DDR2 so some but not all AM2/AM2+ boards will run an AM3 chip if it has the correct bios
  5. The Althon II X2 is not listed as a supported CPU:

    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2/M2NE_SLI/#CPUS
  6. Yeah, sometimes you get lucky. My M2NPV-VM supports AM3 chips 95W and below via a BIOS upgrade (thanks Asus!). Some older AM2 boards just never got updated.
  7. Some older AM2+ boards support AM3 CPU's, some don't. AMD designed AM3 to be backwards compatible with AM2 sockets and designs but board manufactures still need to update the bios to support it. The future AM3+ CPU's won't be backwards compatible as they will only have a DDR-3 memory controller.
  8. jaguarskx said:
    The Althon II X2 is not listed as a supported CPU:

    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2/M2NE_SLI/#CPUS


    It depends if it is an M2N-E or M2N-E SLI.
    SLI no, the other yes.
    He did not specify the SLI version.
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