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AMD Athlon II X4 635 Quad Core on msi k9n sli v2?

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February 18, 2013 2:35:12 PM

Hello everyone this is my first post on tom's hardware, so beforehand I thank you for taking a look at my post.

I have an old pc with a k9n sli v2 motherboard, Athlon x2 4800+ cpu, 4gb of ram, a geforce gts 250 and a 450 watt corsair psu.

I was wondering if I can put an AMD Athlon II X4 635 Quad Core on my motherboard. I read that this MB has am2/am2+ support and that the processor has to be a 95 watt one, and this cpu (from what I have read) has these specs.

So I would like to know if I could use these cpu on my actual setup or should I buy a new MB, CPU, MEMORY combo.

PS: I am on a low budget right now.




Thanks!
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February 18, 2013 3:24:51 PM

chuisco said:
Hello everyone this is my first post on tom's hardware, so beforehand I thank you for taking a look at my post.

I have an old pc with a k9n sli v2 motherboard, Athlon x2 4800+ cpu, 4gb of ram, a geforce gts 250 and a 450 watt corsair psu.

I was wondering if I can put an AMD Athlon II X4 635 Quad Core on my motherboard. I read that this MB has am2/am2+ support and that the processor has to be a 95 watt one, and this cpu (from what I have read) has these specs.

So I would like to know if I could use these cpu on my actual setup or should I buy a new MB, CPU, MEMORY combo.

PS: I am on a low budget right now.




Thanks!


No you are going to need a new motherboard. Accoding to MSI's website it will only accept Athlon dual core "Kuma" processors. That CPU is a quad core, Propus and it is socket AM3.

http://us.msi.com/product/mb/K9N-SLI-V2.html#/?div=CPUS...
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February 18, 2013 3:40:39 PM

rds1220 said:
No you are going to need a new motherboard. Accoding to MSI's website it will only accept Athlon dual core "Kuma" processors. That CPU is a quad core, Propus and it is socket AM3.

http://us.msi.com/product/mb/K9N-SLI-V2.html#/?div=CPUS...



Yea it looks like a new CPU, Motherboard, and Memory is in order. After buying a new CPU and a motherboard, ram isn't much more. Depending on your location, you might be able to get a fairly inexpensive upgrade at Microcenter. They have great in store deals on CPU and motherboard combos right now.
February 19, 2013 1:54:12 AM

Thanks rds1220 and logainofhades

Seems I will be saving for the next few months to buy a new MB and CPU.
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