Can i upgrade cpu

my cpu is a AMD Athlon II X2 215
Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit SP1 (Build 7601)
CPU Arch : 1 CPU - 2 Cores - 2 Threads
CPU PSN : AMD Athlon II X2 215 Processor
CPU EXT : MMX(+), 3DNow!(+), SSE (1, 2, 3, 4A), x86-64, AMD-V
CPUID : F.6.2 / Extended : 10.6
CPU Cache : L1 : 2 x 64 / 2 x 64 KB - L2 : 2 x 512 KB
Core : Regor (45 nm) / Stepping : DA-C2
Freq : 803.6 MHz (200.9 * 4)
MB Brand : PEGATRON CORPORATION
MB Model : NARRA5
NB : NVIDIA MCP61 rev A3
SB : NVIDIA MCP61 rev A2
GPU Type : NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 430
DirectX Version : 11.0
RAM : 4096 MB DDR2 Dual Channel
RAM Speed : 401.8 MHz (1:2) @ 5-5-5-18
Slot 1 : 2048MB (6400)
Slot 1 Manufacturer : PNY Electronics
Slot 2 : 2048MB (6400)
Slot 2 Manufacturer : PNY Electronics
..... it says in cpuz that my processor is socket (AM3) 938. my question is can i put a AMD Phenom™ II 850 socket AM3 95w on my mobo??? i also upgraded to a cooler master atx 12 volt 500w power supply and my bios is pheonix technologys 5.55 12/08/2009.
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  1. everything i found on the narra 5 is that it only takes up to a am2+ phenom, but socket 938 i beleive is am3. See if theres a bios update if its an am2+ board if it can take am3 cpus. If its socket am3 it should support the 850 95w cpu. Download cpu-z and it'll show the socket
  2. its am3.

    that mobo is unknown, id download cpu-z and it could tell us the exact mobo model.
  3. on my mobo it says socket AM2 but in cpuz my processor shows amd athlon ii x2 215 socket am3(938) so im confused ,the web page says Only socket AM2+ processors are supported with this motherboard. heres the link for my mobo... http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01701270
  4. my mobo is
    PEGATRON CORPORATION
    M2N68-LA (Narra5)
  5. ok thx but my question is how is it possible that my cpu is socket am3 running on this mobo as we speak when it says it only can run socket am2 cpus only???
  6. iceclock said:


    crazy thing is im running AMD Athlon II X2 215 socket am3 cpu rite now so in other words my mobo supports am3 cpus as long as its 95w?correct me if im wrong
  7. am2+ has support for am3 as long as bios, and wattage support are correct.
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