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Msi ms-7501 with AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb

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October 1, 2012 7:44:09 PM

Using the ms-7501 motherboard with AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb will I notice big differences or is my motherboard the bottleneck?

I am currently using the 9600 black edition which will not overclock for me so I am looking for something to get me through till the beginning of next year.
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October 1, 2012 8:10:12 PM

I can't find much info on your motherboard, but I think it's AM2+. Many AM2+ motherboards are limited to 95w CPUs. You'll have to check your motherboard documentation to see if it can even run the 965 which is 125w
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October 1, 2012 8:35:43 PM

its prob am2+ and isnt compatible to at least a 125watt BE Phenom II, and cam tell usually by the use of ddr2 on the socket.
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October 1, 2012 10:59:05 PM

there is am2+ motherboards that support the am3 and am2/am2+ as long as u use the right memory with the cpu ur using, if its one of thoses motherboards u can use ddr3 with the am3 cpu if possible, but as someone said that u cant find much info on the motherboard itself
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October 2, 2012 1:14:21 AM

Cool, some of the AM2+ boards can do it. If yours supports 125w it will probably be OK. Check for bios updates first, the 965 likely isn't supported until one of the later bios versions.
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October 2, 2012 2:15:53 AM

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October 2, 2012 2:16:28 AM

AM2A said:
Cool, some of the AM2+ boards can do it. If yours supports 125w it will probably be OK. Check for bios updates first, the 965 likely isn't supported until one of the later bios versions.


thats what my research supports
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October 4, 2012 10:55:05 PM

It works fine, switching to this chip I doubled my passmark score and all my games run faster. Haven't had a chance to encode video yet, but so far I am very happy at this inexpensive performance boost.

I flashed the BIOS from version 1.3 to Version 1.12. I powered down pulled the heatsink removed the old amd 9600 BE and then put in the new Amd phenom 2 X4 965 Black edition denab @ 3.4Ghz, put on the new heatsink and it booted right up no issues.

Even though this chip may be slightly restricted by the ram speeds Overall it was a well spent $99 and will get me through till the beginning of the year when I will build a new.

Msi Ms-7501, Amd 965 BE @ 3.4 ghz, Nvidia Geforce Gtx 560 se 8gigs ram
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