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Question about cpu and motherboard

Hello,

I really don't know anything about this so i decided to ask the community

I have a Asus M2N68 Plus motherboard and i would like to buy AMD Athlon II x4 640 Propus 3Ghz CPU

Motherboard: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2Plus/M2N68_PLUS/#specifications
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871

I'v been reading motherboard specification and it says: "Due to the chipset limitation, the AM3/AM2+ CPU runs at HT1 (1000MHz).
This CPU is for AM3 socket and it says that the CPU has HT 4000mhz. What does this mean? Would i be able to use it at full speed?

I really don't know anything about this so i would be grateful if you could help me out.
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    yes you can use the cpu at full speed but the HT but would only run at 1000 which would slow down things just a little. So yes your cpu runs at full speed but your peripherals are limited due to the HT bus speed. And dont think they'll be half as slow, I said a little, not alot <grin>
  2. hi!can anybody tell me straight forward whether i can use any triple/quad core processor with my M2N68-AM PLUS motherboard or not,because i'm having nightmare with my upgrading thoughts.
  3. sandipekka said:
    tell me straight forward
    You didn't mention which motherboard revision or BIOS version you're using.

    -> Open the M2N68-AM PLUS Motherboard link TheMill posted above.

    Look at the CPU Support list on that M2N68-AM PLUS webpage.
    Tell you what CPU runs on which motherboard revision and what version of BIOS is needed.
  4. And open up your own topic instead of re-opening a dead thread from over six months ago.
  5. Ok, I just saw your other topic.
    I'll post there.
  6. Best answer selected by TheMil.
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