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October 2, 2011 4:24:44 AM
October 2, 2011 4:58:53 AM

yeah its easy this one is good than the other ASUS M2A74-AM AM3/
AM2+/AM2 AMD 740G Micro
ATX AMD Motherboard and it will also work
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October 2, 2011 5:44:46 AM

The Mobo's CPU Support List does not state any support for the Phenom II X4 965BE.

Although it does support a 955 ,I wouldn't be surprised is it did, but you might get into serious trouble.

If this is something you already have then you can try it out and see if it works, the socket and the cpu are compatible. But if this is some deal you are getting or planning to get, give us the details and we'll guide you through it.
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October 2, 2011 6:11:43 AM

Shows deactivated when I look in Newegg...
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October 2, 2011 6:16:11 AM

corroded said:
Shows deactivated when I look in Newegg...

It's deactivated on Newegg, doesn't mean he doesn't already have it or it's not available elsewhere. That's just a link to tell us what Mobo he's trying to ask help about.
Deactivated but details about it are still there.....
October 2, 2011 3:22:19 PM

I already have motherboard but dont have CPU, dont think that necessarily helps...but it answers question :) 

I guess if i purchase CPU and it doesnt work i can upgrade my motherboard for a pretty reasonable price...
October 2, 2011 3:40:34 PM

Is this an issue also?

CPU AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2 ;Phenom™II /Athlon™II /Phenom™ / Athlon™ /Sempron™ Processors
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology
AMD 64 architecture enables simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit computing
Support CPU up to 95W
*Due to the chipset limitation, the AM3/AM2+ CPU runs at HT1 (1000MHz).
*Refer to for the AMD CPU support list

Third to last line mentions "Support CPU up to 95W", and the CPU
im looking at has a 125W Thermal design.
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October 2, 2011 4:17:02 PM

Yup. The HT1 is very true since I tried running my 965BE in my M2N-SLI32 and it did have a limit.
Also only 2 Cores used to be functional and the other 2 didn't even show up in the BIOS.
SO basically if you end up putting a 125W processor into a Board that has a Max support for 95W you'll end up either not booting the rig altogeher or just end up frying the power circuitry on the Mobo, either way, it's not advisable.

But Note: The Asus compatibility list shows that this board supports the 125W Phenom II X4 955
"Phenom IIX4 955 (HDX955WFK4DGM),3.2GHz,125W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core "

That's the main reason I said that it's surprising that the list does not mention the 125W 965BE that you have.
The only setback is the HT 1GHZ speeds...... but till you upgrade to a much better board .....
October 2, 2011 9:46:22 PM


Well i guess i could just go with 955 x4 instead, .2ghz is not too big of a deal im assuming.

How important is the HT 1ghz speed? I'm not familiar with the meaning of HT1 and couldnt find any info.


I'm thinking about doing just that, only problem is that id have to then upgrade memory also, though DDR3 is so cheap, doesnt hit the wallet too bad.

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October 3, 2011 2:53:56 AM

That HT (Hyper Transport) speed is pretty much the basic speed at which data is sent up and down a Mobo. Too much of a difference between the CPU and the Mobo causes Bottle necks, and that used to happen to me during my testing up the 965BE, a program would like break start, the system would stall.... so it get's pretty irritating.
October 13, 2011 10:01:00 PM

Going to get me a AMD Phenom 11x4 965 for new build any tips on motherboard to us
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October 14, 2011 6:12:30 AM

WOW!! What's the "Phenom 11X4"..... :)  I thought they were still on the Phenom II Series still.
October 14, 2011 6:21:22 AM

Hey the 940 might work. It works on my Asus M2A-VM.....
March 1, 2014 12:48:42 PM