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Fastest am2 cpu

I always use older computer hardware and put things together here and there. I have an old although still factory sealed and unused MOBO with an AM2 socket( MSI 7310 K9N4 Ultra F ) . I see it will take a dual core athlon 64 CPU . I have read something about a Phenom quad core fitting in my board, but I have seen mixed information on that. Do you know if this is a legitimate option? My desktop I have now is a P4 single core 3.00 GHz so I suppose a dual core would be an improvement but I know that a quad would be better. Also I have a Windows 7 Professional 64 bit OS to run on this board. I also have a Galaxy GeForce 210 1 GB video I would like to add to the K9N4 board too.

I am sure that someone out there has been down this road before and has some valuable knowledge to share.
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  1. You will need AM2+ to run a quad. The AM2 will not physically fit a AM2+.
  2. do you know of any quad cores that will work on with that board?
  3. I do not believe there is anything above a dual for a AM2 socket. sorry.
  4. bzzzb8 said:
    I always use older computer hardware and put things together here and there. I have an old although still factory sealed and unused MOBO with an AM2 socket( MSI 7310 K9N4 Ultra F ) . I see it will take a dual core athlon 64 CPU . I have read something about a Phenom quad core fitting in my board, but I have seen mixed information on that. Do you know if this is a legitimate option? My desktop I have now is a P4 single core 3.00 GHz so I suppose a dual core would be an improvement but I know that a quad would be better. Also I have a Windows 7 Professional 64 bit OS to run on this board. I also have a Galaxy GeForce 210 1 GB video I would like to add to the K9N4 board too.

    I am sure that someone out there has been down this road before and has some valuable knowledge to share.


    Apparently the board's BIOSes only support Athlon 64-based CPUs, no Phenoms. The fastest officially-supported chip is the Athlon 64 X2 6000+, although if the 6000+ will work, the 6400+ should work as well (exact same chip, just 200 MHz faster.)
  5. Thanks Guys , I saw that 6400+ and I wondered about that. Looked it up online and it is somewhat $$$$ pricey comparatively. Since I dont do any kind of gaming and I am looking mostly for media center/streaming functionality would the 4800 @ 2.5Ghz do well enough with Win 7 64 bit? It costs a bit less than the 6000. I guess the one other question I would ask is will this work OK with a BluRay drive?
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    I think that is a dual core, so I would say yes. Also, you could OC it a bit.
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  8. I wound up buying the 6000+ , I happened across a chart that described the 6400 and a different version of the 6000+ as using to high of a wattage rating for my board. So I figured I wouldnt push my luck and just get the one with the lower wattage rating.

    ADX6000IAA6CZ
    ADX6000CZBOX 6000+ F3, 125W, Windsor, FSB200, L2 Cache 2x1M 1.8 1.0 Not supported

    ADA6000IAA6CZ
    ADA6000CZBOX 6000+ F3, 89W, Windsor, FSB200, L2 Cache 2x1M 1.7 1.0


    ADV6000IAA5DO
    ADV6000DOBOX 6000+ G2, 89W, FSB200, L2 Cache 2x512K 1.8 1.0 Not tested


    ADX6400IAA6CZ
    ADX6400CZBOX
    ADX6400CZWOF 6400+ sample, F3, 125W, Windsor, FSB200, L2 Cache 2x1M 1.8 1.0 Not supported

    and that is what I got, I also called MSI and they said the 6000+ was as fast as I could get ,although he didnt mention the wattage issue with the one version. Thanks for your help guys
  9. No problem, i hope it works great for you!
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