As my birthday was yesterday and I feel like indulging alittle in updating my computer for some more current day games (I.E. Soon to be out Planetside 2 and Guild Wars 2). I currently have a Athlon X2 250 dual core in along with a 9800gt and they both seem to work rather well.
I decided to go on the hunt for some part upgrades. I noticed a Phenom II X4 965 on sale with fan for like 79 bucks. Problem is, I dont know if my motherboard can run it. My Motherboard apparently seems to be a MSI MS-7309, I saw a red sticker with white letters/numbers "K9N6PGM2-V" which I take is the mobo's model number.
Basically, will the AMD Phenom II X4 965 run on my motherboard or should I just scrap the idea and work towards a new motherboard (Which I have zero experience in setting up...)
Including the C3-stepping 95w HDX955WFK4DGM-OEM I listed above.
Is that proof enough for you, Perry?
umm, yes that is enough proof, from 'Perry'.......
So basically...any AM3 processor that is at 95 will work.
That's good, I'm sure my motherboard will need a upgrade in a few years...might work on my 9800gt upgrade some other day....then again my Vista 64bit is in dire need of upgrading.
A fresh install of Vista64, with a $60 SSD, and a new CPU, and you will think you've gone to upgrade utopia. There are some great deals on graphic cards depending upon your budget (and PSU)
*falcepalm* to wisecraker.......
Ok got the Pheno II X4 945, sure it a 95w I put it in and even made sure my bios version works after searching google. Its in and when I start up all the lights wok and what not but i dont get anything on the screen and the computers keeps rev up again and again like is restarting.
Did I just kil the CPU somehow or did I waste money on a cpu I cant use... dont see why this is happening, any ideas?
(typing from a laptop)
I don't believe you've killed anything, but you should probably reset your CMOS -- and make sure you properly reset your boot sequence and HDD setup in the BIOS.
Nevermind, fixed it. Just took it out kinda blew into the socket and put it back in. All is well.
Best answer selected by kimjonglulz.
Glad it worked out for you -- should make quite a difference depending upon what apps and gaming you run ...