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

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June 22, 2011 5:27:49 PM

hi,
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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June 22, 2011 5:35:14 PM

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.
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June 23, 2011 2:19:51 AM

The ASUS M2N-E motherboard is socket AM2.

The Athlon II X2 260 Regor is socket AM3.

That's your problem.
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June 23, 2011 2:36:00 AM

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
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June 23, 2011 7:20:07 AM

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.
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June 23, 2011 9:25:10 AM

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.
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