but i was wondering if it would work in my motherboard. Model: K2BC51G/PV Bios : Phoenix Tech LTD
version: 6.00PG date:10/24/2006
sorry, but im not exactly sure of the name of my motherboard.
I looked around the internet and i have read that it can work but i cant use ddr3 and if my bios isn't up to date it wont boot. so im not sure if it will work as i can not find a newer update for my bios. Thanks in advance!
also Sorry if this is not in the right forum section :S
A few questions that would help us:
Is this a pre-built (Gateway, Acer, etc) ?
What is your current processor ?
Your board must use an AM2+ chipset to use AM3 processors, and even then, you're correct, it is restricted to DDR2 ram and may not be supported by the bios.
If it is infact a pre-built machine than you're probably out of luck in general. These machines are usually built with specific hardware in-mind, so upgrades like a new CPU are usually out of the question.
Hay guys, thanks for the reply's, and sorry for my late reply heh, anyways my computer is a pre-built by gateway
Model: gateway gt5228. I looked around a bit more by typing in my model number into google and i found out my motherboard is this.
My cpu is a "AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 4200+"
Hopefully that is correct
I also tried and looked for a newer update then 2006 but i could not find one
So ima guss that i cant use that cpu in my motherboard? if that's so do you guys know of a cpu which is better then the amd athlon 64 x2 4200+ which i could buy for 100 or less? I would just buy myself a new motherboard along with the cpu but money is kinda tight, max is $100 atm.