Solved New CPU Old motherboard Tags: CPUs Motherboards AMD Last response: January 9, 2013 8:46 AM in CPUs Share Spinal_94 January 9, 2013 12:51:50 AM Hello, I wanted to ask if I am able to upgrade my CPU but keep my old Motherboard. Old CPU: AMD Athlon 5200 Dual-Core 2.30 Ghz New CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.40 Ghz Mobo: ECS A885GM-A2 Ram: Crucial Ballistix 6 GB (2GBx3) GPU: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB More about : cpu motherboard | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to Spinal_94 Register or log in to remove ChilledGrease January 9, 2013 1:29:18 AM The mobo you have is socket AM3, so yes it will support a Phenom II. | Report abuse Reply to ChilledGrease Spinal_94 January 9, 2013 7:44:00 AM ChilledGrease said:The mobo you have is socket AM3, so yes it will support a Phenom II. No Problems will occur if I change the CPU? Thank you for responding to my question. | Report abuse Reply to Spinal_94 Best solution ASHISH65 CPUs Authority Motherboard Authority January 9, 2013 8:01:09 AM No there will no problem.you are good to go. | Report abuse Reply to ASHISH65 Outlander_04 CPUs Authority Motherboard Authority January 9, 2013 8:10:56 AM check the motherboard makers web page for your mb. Find the cpu support list . I can probably run the phenom , but it may need a BIOS update first . | Report abuse Reply to Outlander_04 Spinal_94 January 9, 2013 8:46:27 AM Best answer selected by Spinal_94. | Report abuse Reply to Spinal_94 Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>New CPU Old motherboard> Related ressources: Forum[CPUs] Old CPU with new motherboard Forum[ Motherboard ] new motherboard for old CPU ForumNew motherboard , old harddrive, old cpu . ForumNew motherboard , old harddrive, old cpu . ForumNew cpu , motherboard , old xp hd? ForumNew cpu , motherboard , old hd ForumHow would I install a new motherboard and CPU with an old Hard Drive? ForumNew CPU with my old motherboard . Will it work? ForumOld CPU to an new motherboard ? ForumCpu fan wont work with new CPU but will work with the old CPU ForumOld motherboard and new cpu ForumCan I replace my old motherboard with this new one? ForumAdvice on new case to re-house an old motherboard and components? ForumOld CPU on new motherboard - Good Idea? ForumUsing old CPU in new motherboard ForumNew CPU on an Old Motherboard ForumOld fan on new motherboard ForumWill this PSU be enough? ForumCPU Cooling Fan? Forum[Solved] CPU choices for my setup again More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !