Asus M2N68-LA (Ivy) motherboard and Phenom II X4

I want to change the processor on my motherboard and i have the question :)
I have a Asus M2N68-LA (Ivy)
and I would like to change the Athlon 64 X2 Brisbane to another processor AMD Phenom II X4 or X3. :)

Is it possible to change ???
This is link to my motherboard:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00907982&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=3443509#N92
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  1. The Athlon 64X2 is better than Phenom X3 or X4???
  2. you'd need to find a 95 watt or lower cpu thats compatible. the x3 and x4s are a lot better than the 64x2s.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103873
    this will probably work and will be a low end upgrade.

    http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-ASUS/M2N68-LA_%28Narra3-GL8E%29.html
    heres a list of all that will probably work.
  3. Thanks a lot :)

    How do you think whether this is a good motherboard?

    My specs:

    Asus M2N68-LA (Ivy)

    Athlon 64 X2 Brisbane

    Seagate ST380811 80GB SATA

    2x2GB RAM Super Talent

    ATI Radeon HD5450

    DVD ROM HP

    Power supply 670 W

    Windows Vista x64 home basic

    can I improve this hardware settings or something ?
  4. I found in home another one motherboard Acer 946GZT-AM with celeron D352
    This is better than my M2N68-LA (Ivy) with AMD Athlon 64 X2 ??
  5. robson921 said:
    I want to change the processor on my motherboard and i have the question :)
    I have a Asus M2N68-LA (Ivy)
    and I would like to change the Athlon 64 X2 Brisbane to another processor AMD Phenom II X4 or X3. :)

    Is it possible to change ???
    This is link to my motherboard:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00907982&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=3443509#N92

    the board is socket am2 which will not accept a phenom processor. you need am2+ or am3 boards for the phenom processors, sorry
  6. The AM2 socket will not work with the Phenom II's HP states that mobo can only support upto the Athlon 64 x2 4800+ And Athlon 64 3800+ singlecore (Not Athlon II's)
    And some AMD Sempron models. So you would need a Motherboard Upgrade.

    The Celeron D isn't any better sorry.

    -Viking-
  7. Hmm. I have the same set up and I am using the 65 watt 64 x 2 5600 processor with no problems. The bios sees it and SiSandra sees it. Running Windows 8.
  8. The reason I gave that info for the cpu is that the information from Compaq/HP is 4 years old. The 5.14 bios will see the cpu and multiply properly. I was goint to try a 6000. I did not do that because I wanted to stay with the 65w cpus
  9. I have not tried it. I think it should as long as you get a better Heatsink and fan
    The motherboard you are using does not put out 12 V. I am using the Thermalink R! something like that. I have it tied to 12 v and the yellow one hooked to the motherboard for sense.
    I would have tried the 6000 but I did not want to spend the extra money. This mobo funs win 8 without any problems. It has a rating of 4.9 with a video card.
    I have 4 of these computers and they are good workhorses.
    If you have any questions ask.
    The Doctor
  10. DrDemento said:
    The reason I gave that info for the cpu is that the information from Compaq/HP is 4 years old. The 5.14 bios will see the cpu and multiply properly. I was goint to try a 6000. I did not do that because I wanted to stay with the 65w cpus


    This is my machine

    http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00910226&DocLang=en&docLocale=en_US&jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0001

    Can you point me in the direction where you updated your BIOS, I can't seem to find a link..(maybe I need more sleep). I am wanting to upgrade my processor to the 5600 as you did.

    Thanks
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