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February 10, 2012 4:22:36 AM

Okay I asked before and I was given some help on the topic. I dug deeper than I want to talk about and found some sinister info out on my mobo/pc. Its an acer aspire x3400g with a athlon II x2 255. I recently chatted with a tech from acer and he said my max power for cpu was 95 watts. My mobo is DA061. I just wanted to check on a few things before my final decision. Firstly, here is the support page where he said any cpu at 95 watts or under would work http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/2010/acer/asp...

Secondly, can someone confirm that the tdp for the mobo is 95 watts as I have a 65 watt currently. Also, will the bios restrict anything in terms of upgrading. Lastly, my current bus speed is 2000 mhz would I be able to upgrade to a processor with hyper transport with 4000 mhz? chipset nforce 8200 and am3 slot

Any help from any or all of my questions would be greatly appreciated.

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February 10, 2012 5:17:18 AM

It clearly supports Phenom™ II X4 125W processors.
AMD Phenom™ II X4 quad-core desktop processor 965/955/945/925/910/910e (6 MB L3 cache, 2 MB L2 cache, 512 KB L1 cache; 3.40/3.20/3.00/2.80/2.60/2.6 GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, 140 (125 W)/125 (95 W) 125 (95 W) /95/95/65 W
Make sure you use the latest bios update before you switch cpu's.
http://support.acer.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=...
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February 10, 2012 5:23:54 AM

Check the CPU and Chipset section. It's telling you exactly what CPUs can be used.

AMD Phenom™ II X4 quad-core desktop processor 965/955/945/925/910/910e
AMD Phenom™ II X3 triple-core desktop processor 710/720/740
AMD Athlon™ II X4 quad-core desktop processor 620/630/635/640
AMD Athlon™ II X3 triple-core desktop processor 425/435/440/445

Pretty much all of them will be an upgrade over a dual core 3.1Ghz.
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February 10, 2012 5:29:49 AM

Just bought the phenom II x4 960. I have download the bios driver but I do not know how to install it. It brings me to a exe file that opens and has the tabs info, settings, and progress. In the settings tab you can block items and cmos items. It is the windows file. There was also a dos program. On a side note, the processor I bought has the heat sink and fan with it but my mobo doesnt have prongs for the clips it just screws in it. Can i still use that one or do i have to use my old one with new thermal paste or a new one?
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February 10, 2012 5:47:41 AM

PainfulOrpheus said:
Just bought the phenom II x4 960. I have download the bios driver but I do not know how to install it. It brings me to a exe file that opens and has the tabs info, settings, and progress. In the settings tab you can block items and cmos items. It is the windows file. There was also a dos program. On a side note, the processor I bought has the heat sink and fan with it but my mobo doesnt have prongs for the clips it just screws in it. Can i still use that one or do i have to use my old one with new thermal paste or a new one?

Bad move buying a cpu not on the support list.
Best of luck! no telling if it will work or not.
I would have gone with a AMD Phenom II X4 955
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=47459&vpn=HDZ955FBGMBO...
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February 11, 2012 3:21:11 AM

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February 11, 2012 5:37:28 AM

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