possible cpu upgrade on an MSI boar

March 21, 2009 at 07:55:08
Specs: Windows XP
I have an MSI K9VGM-V board model # MS 7253

currently I'm running a single core 1.8 ghz AMD chip the athlon 3400+ I believe it is.

Anyways I saw an AMD dual core chip on newegg

the Athlon X2 5800+ Brisbane 3.0 ghz

At the moment I'm unsure if my board will support this cpu and since it's the weekend I can't get any help from either AMD or MSI (both closed_ so I figured I'd ask my question here) the cpu is at an affordable price for me and I really want it but if the board won't support it then I guess I'll have to get something else.

Thanks in advance for the help

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March 21, 2009 at 08:02:38
Why would you have to call either? All you had to do was go to the MSI website & check the CPU support list:


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March 21, 2009 at 08:09:30
I did go to the website and I did check the supported cpu list. I discovered what appears to be a discrepancy to me.

The chip listed on the site is a 5800+ 76W chip

The 5800+ on NewEgg is listed as an 89W chip.

I have zero experience upgrading cpu's so this will be my first.

I didn't want to end up with the wrong thing since money is kinda tight at the moment

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March 21, 2009 at 09:17:47
The CPU you're looking at is an OEM version so you'll probably need a new HSF. Why not just go with a retail CPU that you know is compatible, such as the 5600+? It's only $7 more. You'll never notice the 100MHz difference in speed.


Or since you said money's tight, why not go for the 5200+ for $57...you can always overclock to make up the difference.


Either of these CPUs will be substantially faster than what you have.

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March 21, 2009 at 10:16:43
well I can safely say I'd pay 7 more for the reassurance of a known compatible chip

I don't intend to overclock I don't have any experience doing it and I'd probably break something that I can't afford to replace.

I'm basically just looking to squeeze some more oomph from this setup until things start looking up financially.

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