Any chance this processor would work with this motherboard? Tags: CPUs Processors Motherboards Socket Last response: July 16, 2012 7:16 PM in CPUs Share ccovemaker July 16, 2012 5:22:55 PM My guessing this is a no..... but sometimes has the outside of normal answer. So I am trying to cheaply upgrade my girlfriends computer. She is using my old E-machine it has this motherboard http://www.ascendtech.us/gateway-mcp61sm2ma-4006232r-mo... I am finding it hard to get info on it. but AM2 socket. I've upgraded most of the syystem. 450W PSU 4GB of RAM XFX4850 At this point the real dog of the system is the CPU. I have a: AMD Phenom II X2 B50 That I could use in the system but a AM3 processor is a no go for a AM2 socket right? There is no backward capability to that. If it won't work any idea what processor would be a budget gaming choice to get for a AM2 socket? or should I just pony up for a new motherboard? More about : chance processor work motherboard abekl a b à CPUs a c 125 V Motherboard July 16, 2012 5:25:23 PM Ponying up for a new MB means getting new memory also. And also, the old IDE hard drive and optical storage will have to go in favor of SATA drives... ccovemaker July 16, 2012 7:16:20 PM Well luckily the HD is SATA but I am pretty sure the DVD-R is IDE. I am still wondering if I could reuse the processor. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumAny chance evga 7950 gt will work on my Dimension 4700 :D ForumAny chance I can use my old RAM in a new Motherboard Forumhaving baby - last chance upgrade, please advise :) ForumAMD + ATi Doomed to fail ; no chance ForumThe chance to break into Dell's supplier chain has passed. ForumAnyone had a chance to o/c the Northwood B's yet? ForumWill this processor work in a A8n-SLI prenium motherboard ? ForumTaking a chance on motherboard and memory combo ForumI5 Buying today. Last chance input please ForumSandy bridge mobo - any chance to upgrade bios having only ivy cpu? ForumMotherboard for Intel Pentium G2020 Processor ForumLast chance before i screw this up ForumWhat is the chance that the motherboard is the culprit? ForumWhats the chance ? ForumFail to power up dg31pr -- bios corrupt assumed - or - motherboard / processor c ForumHELP: Upgrading to new motherboard and processor ForumChance of overclocking burning out parts? ForumWhat's the chance of receiving defective parts from newegg? ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question ForumDo wireless keyboards with backlight exist ? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !