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Do i have socket 939, AM2 or AM2+ ?

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August 29, 2012 10:41:36 PM

regularguy290 said:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlon_64#Dual-core_Athlon...

looks like you got socket 939


On the acer website it says the m1200 comes with:

Processor AMD Phenom™ quad-core processor (95 W)
AMD Phenom™ triple-core processor
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core process
AMD Athlon™ 64 processor
AMD Sempron™ processor

But the only motherboard it has is AMD 740G Chipset? What if mine is a bit newer than 939 motherboard but still compatible with it?
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a b V Motherboard
August 29, 2012 10:45:46 PM

AM2 isn't backwards compatible with socket 939.
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August 29, 2012 10:50:12 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
AM2 isn't backwards compatible with socket 939.


Ok but why does it have a phenom in the processor list on ACER website? :s
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a b V Motherboard
August 29, 2012 10:51:33 PM

Socket 939 also uses DDR RAM not DDR2 which is what AM2 uses, you have socket AM2 not Socket 939.
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August 29, 2012 10:53:53 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
Socket 939 also uses DDR RAM not DDR2 which is what AM2 uses, you have socket AM2 not Socket 939.


Then how do i have a athlon 64 X2 939 socket in a AM2 board? OH THE CONFUSION!!!
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a b V Motherboard
August 29, 2012 11:00:11 PM

There are 2 versions of that CPU, A Socket 939 one, it exceeds the TDP limit of the board which is 95W.

There is a AM2 one that is under the 95W TDP limit.

You have the AM2 version as your board uses DDR2 RAM, AM2 is not compatible with 939 vice versa, the 939 version is 110W, 15W over the TDP limit.

There is one other 939 under the TDP limit but 939 uses DDR not DDR2.
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August 29, 2012 11:07:56 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
There are 2 versions of that CPU, A Socket 939 one, it exceeds the TDP limit of the board which is 95W.

There is a AM2 one that is under the 95W TDP limit.

You have the AM2 version as your board uses DDR2 RAM, AM2 is not compatible with 939 vice versa, the 939 version is 110W, 15W over the TDP limit.

There is one other 939 under the TDP limit but 939 uses DDR not DDR2.


Thank a lot man that helped so much, One more question since my board is AM2 will AM2+ chips that are 95W or under work in it? i'm not sure if it is backwards compatible.
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a b V Motherboard
August 29, 2012 11:12:47 PM

That depends if your BIOS and chipset support AM2+/AM3 CPUs, it might work depending on what CPU your looking at.

It supports CPUs like this- http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Phenom%20X4%20985...

And yes under 95W.

The max it would support is Phenom x4 95W and under *Note- this doesn't include the phenom ii range*
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August 29, 2012 11:20:30 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
That depends if your BIOS and chipset support AM2+/AM3 CPUs, it might work depending on what CPU your looking at.

It supports CPUs like this- http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Phenom%20X4%20985...

And yes under 95W.

The max it would support is Phenom x4 95W and under *Note- this doesn't include the phenom ii range*



What do you think about putting this processor in my PC? Would it be a stupid idea? http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

It has 95W TDP
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a b V Motherboard
August 29, 2012 11:24:32 PM

No phenom ii would work.

Only first gen phenoms.
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August 29, 2012 11:26:09 PM

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August 29, 2012 11:27:18 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
No phenom ii would work.

Only first gen phenoms.


Oh ok thanks a ton.
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a b V Motherboard
August 29, 2012 11:31:03 PM

No problem.
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August 30, 2012 10:17:46 AM

jay_nar2012 said:
That depends if your BIOS and chipset support AM2+/AM3 CPUs, it might work depending on what CPU your looking at.

It supports CPUs like this- http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Phenom%20X4%20985...

And yes under 95W.

The max it would support is Phenom x4 95W and under *Note- this doesn't include the phenom ii range*



Hey sorry to bug you again. Do you know if i would have to flash my bios or anything to use that processor? Or can i just swap?
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a b V Motherboard
August 30, 2012 9:48:59 PM

I think you wouldn't have to flash bios.
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August 30, 2012 10:02:30 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
I think you wouldn't have to flash bios.


Ty =D
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a b V Motherboard
August 30, 2012 10:04:26 PM

Yw ;) 
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August 31, 2012 12:22:51 AM

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