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CPU Upgrade help

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October 4, 2012 8:03:16 AM

I have a compaq cq5600f computer and i would like to upgrade the pcu. the link for motherboard is

it is a M2N68-LA (Narra5) motherboard. I want to upgrade the pcu to AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor. my question is, is this processor compatible since its 125w, and since the mobo is so old will it slow down the new pcu? thanks for anyhelp you can give

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October 4, 2012 8:43:09 AM

On the link you have posted the following information is available:


Processor upgrade information
TDP: 95W
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

NOTE:o nly socket AM2+ processors are supported with this motherboard.
AMD Phenom II Quad-Core
AMD Phenom II Triple-Core
AMD Phenom Quad-Core (A) 9xxx series (AM2+)
AMD Phenom Triple-Core (T) 8xxx series (AM2+)
AMD Athlon X4
AMD Athlon X3
AMD Athlon X2 (B) (AM2+)


... so apparently only AM2+ CPUs are supported, therefore your prospective AM3 is not.