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July 27, 2012 5:55:45 PM

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...)
July 27, 2012 6:26:44 PM

Alright then!

Looks like i'll be working on getting a new motherboard...
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July 27, 2012 6:50:55 PM


I suspect if you join the MSI forum, you might find that the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W may well work on your motherboard.

Other 95w AM3 CPUs not on the support list seem to work just dandy on your motherboard.

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July 27, 2012 6:55:50 PM

Wisecracker said:
I suspect if you join the MSI forum, you might find that the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W may well work on your motherboard.

Other 95w AM3 CPUs not on the support list seem to work just dandy on your motherboard.


Which ones and do you have proof?
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July 27, 2012 7:37:10 PM


jay_nar2012 said:
Which ones and do you have proof?


Who are you? Perry Mason? :lol: 

Google is your friend, Perry. From Toms: Athlon II X3 425 (95w, not on support list) & k9n6pgm2-v

As a matter of fact, I have several MSI AM2+ motherboards with AM3 CPUs installed and, interestingly enough, the website CPU-Upgrade lists quite a few processors for the MSI K9N6PGM2-V not on the official CPU support list.

Including the C3-stepping 95w HDX955WFK4DGM-OEM I listed above.

Is that proof enough for you, Perry?



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July 27, 2012 7:38:50 PM

Wisecracker said:
Who are you? Perry Mason? :lol: 

Google is your friend, Perry. From Toms: Athlon II X3 425 (95w, not on support list) & k9n6pgm2-v

As a matter of fact, I have several MSI AM2+ motherboards with AM3 CPUs installed and, interestingly enough, the website CPU-Upgrade lists quite a few processors for the MSI K9N6PGM2-V not on the official CPU support list.

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'.......
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July 27, 2012 7:58:40 PM

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.
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July 27, 2012 10:09:45 PM


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)

Thanks, Perry! :hello: 






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July 27, 2012 10:14:10 PM

*falcepalm* to wisecraker.......
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August 9, 2012 12:42:56 AM

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)
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August 9, 2012 1:04:22 AM


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.

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August 9, 2012 1:23:51 AM

Nevermind, fixed it. Just took it out kinda blew into the socket and put it back in. All is well.
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August 9, 2012 1:25:10 AM

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August 9, 2012 1:17:32 PM


Great news!

Glad it worked out for you -- should make quite a difference depending upon what apps and gaming you run ...

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