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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
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  1. The mobo you have is socket AM3, so yes it will support a Phenom II.
  2. 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.
  3. Best answer
    No there will no problem.you are good to go.
  4. 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 .
  5. Best answer selected by Spinal_94.
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