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

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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  1. 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=CPUSupport
  2. 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=CPUSupport



    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.
  3. 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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