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November 6, 2012 8:35:25 PM

I have a crappy WMCP78M and i bought an upgrade CPU for it AMD Athlon x2 4850e Socket AM2, I want to upgrade my main board with a decent board, with much more bios options and CPU upgrade options but i need it to support my new AMD Athlon x2 4850e Socket AM2. So i was looking on tigerdirect and newegg and none have any AM2 Boards only AM3 and AM3+ Would any of them support an AM2 CPU such as mine?

Yeah i know it would be easier to just do a MB/CPU upgrade but funds are low and i gotta work with what i got :) 

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November 6, 2012 10:48:13 PM

Yeah since i cant find an answer i did not think i would get one here lol,

thanks anyways
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November 7, 2012 12:44:57 AM

An AM3/AM3+ mother does not support AM2 CPUs unfortunately. The CPU actually doesn't fit into the to a subtitle change in key position and if you manage to get in into the socket it won't either because AM3 motherboards require a processor with DDR3 support and.

So, you need to look for a AM2 motherboard. Most of the Asus M2A-series motherboard are quite descent but Gigabyte and some other brand make nice boards as well. Some computers might still have some in stock but I guess your best bet is Ebay. Just had a wee look for you on Egg and found this board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., it wouldn't be my choice though but according to ASRock your CPU is compatible
http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/A785GM-LE128M/?cat=CPU). Check your CPU revision though.
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November 7, 2012 1:46:26 AM

Thank you very much for your help, for the price i will buy that board :) 
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November 7, 2012 2:43:17 AM

Best answer selected by cavalierz2.
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