Solved Help finding compatibility with my motherboard

June 6, 2015 at 14:51:03
Specs: Linux , 8gb
I need help finding parts that are compatible with my motherboard its a M2N68-LA (Narra5) motherboard and I need to find a processor and a graphics card for it

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June 7, 2015 at 05:01:57
The GTX 560 Ti is a double slot card so you'd have to make sure you have room in the case & that it won't interfere with anything else on the motherboard. And you will need a good quality power supply because that card can consume up to about 200W under full load. The PSU should be at least 500W, have a single +12v rail of at least 32A, active PFC, two 6-pin PCIe plugs for the video card, 80 plus efficiency rating, & have a good warranty (3 yrs or better).

Here's a Corsair 500W for $54 after promo code: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

CPU + video card + power supply = a lot of money to be throwing at an outdated motherboard. It's based on the old nForce 430 chipset that was originally released for socket 939 CPUs back in 2005. And from what I could find, driver support for the nForce 430 ended in 2009.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...

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#1
June 6, 2015 at 15:40:08
I'm curious how hard you searched?

Processor upgrade information:
TDP: 95W
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

note: Only socket AM2+ processors are supported with this motherboard.

AMD Phenom II Quad-Core
AMD Phenom II Triple-Core
AMD Phenom Quad-Core (A) 9xxx series (AM2+)
AMD Phenom Triple-Core (T) 8xxx series (AM2+)
AMD Athlon X4
AMD Athlon X3
AMD Athlon X2 (B) (AM2+)

As for a graphics card, the board has a PCI-e x16 slot so just about any PCI-e card should work, provided you have a power supply that can handle it.

Motherboard Specifications, M2N68-LA (Narra5)

Best Graphics Cards For The Money: May 2015


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June 6, 2015 at 15:45:09
I've Ben to that site and got amd phenom ll quad core and it didn't work with it so idk witch ones work and witch ones don't

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#3
June 6, 2015 at 15:49:15
I was looking at buying this one but idk if it will workhttp://m.ebay.com/itm/221754952970?_trkparms=aid%253D222007%2526algo%253DSIC.MBE%2526ao%253D1%2526asc%253D31353%2526meid%253D4045fef9027b49cd9a5d964c11ebfbcc%2526pid%253D100408%2526rk%253D1%2526rkt%253D25%2526sd%253D291298590760&_trksid=p2056116.c100408.m2460

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#4
June 6, 2015 at 19:14:04
Notice what's in bold in response #1.....95W. Also look at the note in that response.

You should be looking for socket AM2+ CPUs with a max wattage rating of 95W. The CPU you posted a link to is a socket AM3 & it's rated at 125W so it will NOT work.

Try using this: http://products.amd.com/pages/deskt...

EDIT: it appears that some people have had luck using socket AM3 CPUs as long as the wattage rating is correct. However, the CPU isn't properly recognized by the BIOS & is identified as "unknown processor".

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#5
June 6, 2015 at 19:52:44
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 would this video card work

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June 7, 2015 at 05:01:57
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The GTX 560 Ti is a double slot card so you'd have to make sure you have room in the case & that it won't interfere with anything else on the motherboard. And you will need a good quality power supply because that card can consume up to about 200W under full load. The PSU should be at least 500W, have a single +12v rail of at least 32A, active PFC, two 6-pin PCIe plugs for the video card, 80 plus efficiency rating, & have a good warranty (3 yrs or better).

Here's a Corsair 500W for $54 after promo code: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

CPU + video card + power supply = a lot of money to be throwing at an outdated motherboard. It's based on the old nForce 430 chipset that was originally released for socket 939 CPUs back in 2005. And from what I could find, driver support for the nForce 430 ended in 2009.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...

See the EDIT in response #4

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