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August 10, 2012 8:36:09 PM

hello my new cpu is the phenom 2 x4 965 deneb edition 3.4ghz and i am puting it in an old motherboard that had an old athlon 1 core 2.7ghz but my new processor seems to have like 2 pins less than the old one.. does that matter? it still fits tho and if you need more information to help me with this question dont be scared to ask all im asking for is a little bit of your expert time!

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August 10, 2012 8:43:47 PM

You did check it was compatible?
August 10, 2012 8:45:17 PM

well uhm how do i check? fk i think i got ripped of buying this lol
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August 10, 2012 8:47:28 PM



ok download this

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Post the make and model of your motherboard. though as the pins dont match we can pretty much assume yes it wont work.
August 10, 2012 8:48:07 PM

do graphic cards have motherboard requirements? because the only old thing in my computer is the mobo if all this goes wrong im buying a new mobo
August 10, 2012 8:48:58 PM

howly fk i hopemy graphic card and my psu still fit or i think im killing myself
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August 10, 2012 8:51:03 PM

I thought it was a new CPU and old motherboard so the PSU and GPU should be the same?

Anyway download CPUz post your mobo make and model that way we can see what it supports
August 10, 2012 8:52:38 PM

ok here it is mobo: Acer Rs740d0dvf
bios : american megatrends inc version : R03-A4


my mobo is the AMD 740G Chipset
August 10, 2012 8:53:31 PM

inore the amd 740g thing i dont think thats usefull
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August 10, 2012 8:56:09 PM

this is what it says for model Acer Rs740d0dvf ?

I cant find anything refering to that online

On the 1st screen of CPUz there is a bit says "Package: Socket AM3 (938)" yours will say something different can you say waht socket it says?
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August 10, 2012 8:58:37 PM

I'm not even sure I understand this question.

You say "Athlon 1 core". Does that mean it a single core AM2 Athlon 64?

In any case, the only thing that makes any sense is that the old CPU was AM2 Athlon 64 and that the new Phenom II is AM3 (940 pins for AM2 vs. 941 for AM3). That's STILL not two less though, just one more.

Otherwise, it have to be Socket 939 or older which wouldn't even come close to being two pins less.

Regardless of all of that, the 965 almost definitely won't be compatible with your motherboard if it's an AM2 board.

Edit: I see that you say it's an AM2 board. Yeah, it's almost definite that the 965 ISN'T compatible.
August 10, 2012 8:58:44 PM

socket am2(940)
August 10, 2012 8:59:25 PM

my mobo is an am2 and my old processor is the amd athlon 64 le-1640 and i bought a amd phenom 2 x4 965 deneb 3.4ghz
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August 10, 2012 9:01:44 PM

In theory its socket compatible if your board supports AM2+ however I would venture to say as it doesnt work your board either doesnt support AM2+ or as its an OEM board its just been locked down to hell and back

*Edit* means new AM3+ board and new DDR3 RAM
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August 10, 2012 9:02:01 PM

fergydanny said:
my mobo is an am2 and my old processor is the amd athlon 64 le-1640 and i bought a amd phenom 2 x4 965 deneb 3.4ghz


Yeah, I see that now. I edited my post above to say that.

Anyway, the 965 almost definitely isn't compatible.
August 10, 2012 9:02:32 PM

waisted 140$ ... unless i buy a new mobo
August 10, 2012 9:03:15 PM

this upgrade wil cost me 600$ ... all this started from 300$ lol
August 10, 2012 9:03:57 PM

i dont wanna use alot on the mobo and ram if you could find me cheap and good mobo and ram would be nice :D 
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August 10, 2012 9:04:26 PM

you have a budget?
August 10, 2012 9:09:18 PM

TELL me what could go wrong if i try puting this cpu in and its not compatible? can their be any damage?
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August 10, 2012 9:11:17 PM

fergydanny said:
TELL me what could go wrong if i try puting this cpu in and its not compatible? can their be any damage?


It just won't work. Period.
August 10, 2012 9:14:03 PM

ahh *** my life ..... thanks for the quick replies guys gunna buy a freaking mobo and ram
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August 10, 2012 9:17:01 PM

fergydanny said:
TELL me what could go wrong if i try puting this cpu in and its not compatible? can their be any damage?

It will just not boot and I will have to post another facepalm from my collection :) 

You have clearly lasted the old PC a while so think of it as a long term investment on this stuff you should get a decent lifespan from the 965BE
August 10, 2012 9:37:21 PM

im looking for a 100-120$ mobo and some ram now... i still have like 200$ in budget for ram and mobo
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August 10, 2012 9:42:56 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I use that mobo

and if your budget has gone up may as well get 8GB RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

an aftermarket CPU cooler would be nice too if you plan to overclcok at anypoint (your CPU overclocks very easily) but I need to drag my bones to the hay asits late here (UK) and I have an early morning tomorrow so I will leave somebody else to give you the pros of CPU coolers :) 
August 10, 2012 10:22:45 PM

are you surethat mobo handles a phenom 2 x4 965 be?
August 11, 2012 4:23:45 AM

So my setup will be 1 x PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 , 1 x GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard , 1 x Diablotek UL Series PSUL775 775W ATX 12V v2.31 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply , 1 x AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor , 1 x MSI R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 , old computer case and Hdd
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August 11, 2012 4:26:49 AM

fergydanny said:
So my setup will be 1 x PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 , 1 x GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard , 1 x Diablotek UL Series PSUL775 775W ATX 12V v2.31 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply , 1 x AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor , 1 x MSI R7770-2PMD1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 , old computer case and Hdd


Drop that DiabloTek PSU. It's absolute junk, and you don't need anywhere NEAR 775W for that system.

I know that you're in the UK, but try to find this PSU. Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
August 11, 2012 2:36:22 PM

too late dude.. its arriving at my place in 2 days already payed .. but what does it change if i havealot of wattage or not? its just going to be future proof
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August 11, 2012 4:09:37 PM

fergydanny said:
too late dude.. its arriving at my place in 2 days already payed .. but what does it change if i havealot of wattage or not? its just going to be future proof


Too much wattage isn't the problem, the quality is, but at least you won't be pushing it very hard. DiabloTek PSU's have a bad habit of failing catastrophically and taking other things with them when they're pushed too hard and fail. Hell, they do that even when they're NOT pushed too hard too, actually. As long as you know the risk...
August 11, 2012 4:10:17 PM

oh god... well the reviews on newegg are almost all 5 eggs
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August 11, 2012 4:13:39 PM

fergydanny said:
oh god... well the reviews on newegg are almost all 5 eggs


Yeah, but Newegg reviews are useless, usually lol. Most people that post reviews there don't really know what they're talking about. It's unfortunate, but true.
August 11, 2012 4:17:06 PM

why didnt i find the one you sent me when i was shoping... its less expensif and better..
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August 11, 2012 4:18:12 PM

fergydanny said:
why didnt i find the one you sent me when i was shoping... its less expensif and better..


Because you weren't as well informed at the time, I suppose, but hopefully all will be well.
August 11, 2012 4:23:29 PM

yea but anyways well see how it goes in a week when i recieve the parts il let you know thanks for your help & time
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