Solved AMD Phenom

June 7, 2011 at 19:33:07
Specs: Windows XP SP3, AMD Samphron 3000+, 1536 RAM
Hello. I want to upgrade my Processor, but im not sure if it will work on my Motherboard.
My mother board is M2V ( )

And i want to buy - AMD Phenom x6 ( )

Can you please help me. If this wont work, please suggest me the best choise. I am a Website programmer, and I want my programms to work fast. But i am a gamer too, so I like to run my Games HD without lags.

Waiting for responses, bye. ;)

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June 7, 2011 at 21:49:41
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Asus Support list supported CPU's:

It only supports AM2, NOT AM2+ or AM3, so as the AM2 is obsolete your choices are limited...... The latest Phenom will not work.

You may find an AM2 Athlon x2 on Ebay.

Also are you using the on-board graphics ?? may be time for a new PC ?

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June 8, 2011 at 05:30:40
It doesn't take long for hardware to become "obsolete". Your AM2 board only supports Semprons, single core Athlons & Athlon X2's. See the CPU support list:

The following site carries a lot of older CPUs:

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June 8, 2011 at 08:32:03
OK thank your for your answers !

I decided to get a new Motherboard, instead of buyng new PC.
I think this will be ok -

And i already have ATI Radeon HD 5670 Graphic card, so i dont think that I need to buy a new PC !

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June 8, 2011 at 09:42:17
Are you in the US? That board may support AM3 CPUs but it's based the old AMD 480X / SB600 chipset combo & only supports "FSB 1000 MHz (2.0 GT/s)". I highly suggest you choose something else. BTW, you realize you're probably going to have to buy DDR3 RAM too, right?

If you want to keep your DDR2 memory, look for a board based on the AMD 700 series with either the SB710 or SB750 southbridge chipset. If you're willing to move on to DDR3, look for a board based on the AMD 800 series.

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June 8, 2011 at 12:13:20
Hmm, Im kind a confused right now. Dont know what to do better. I would buy a new PC, but i bought a new Graphic card for 120$, and I dont want to waste that money buying a new PC.

But to improve the Old one, i need new Motherboard, new Power supply ( got 350W and Graphic card eats the most power ), DDR||| Rams, and I want Atholon X6..

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June 8, 2011 at 14:01:29
If the Graphics Card is PCI Express then you can use on new PC.

By the way 350W PSU is irrelevent, it is having a decent PSU with a 25A+ 12V Single Rail, PSU's cost $50++

You need an AMD800 series Motherboard if you want the X6 and DDR3, as stated above....

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June 11, 2011 at 14:31:31
I would recommend going with Asus as opposed to ASRock. They are both owned by Asustek, but ASRock is almost like a lower quality off brand. The last ASRock board that I had failed on me within 3 months, the ram slots ended up failing. Rather than RMA it (since I only paid $50 for it), I just bought an Asus board for $50 more, and the quality difference is obvious just looking at them side by side. All in all, ASRock is good on a budget, but the fact is that you do NOT want to skimp on the motherboard if you can avoid it. I would recommend getting an Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, or Foxconn mobo instead.

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