mother board for cpu

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
February 24, 2011 at 15:29:40
Specs: Windows XP, 4gp
Can someone suggest motherboards that support the athlon x2 125 watt model adx6000iaa6cz processor? I have one sitting in my closet collecting dust that needs to be used.

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#1
February 24, 2011 at 15:48:20
Below are two links. The first is to newegg.com. The boards there are using old chipset technology.

The second link is to a site I have personally bought from. The boards are mostly refurbished but may have better specs and be cheaper.

Do your homework.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://3btech.net/motherboards-sock...

You need to verify the board can support the 125W processor.


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#2
February 24, 2011 at 16:14:53
AMD main chipsets are much more accommodating that Intel ones regarding backward compatibilty - whether you can install older cpus.

This is an AM2 cpu
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AM...
but it can be installed in AM2+ mboards. It can be installed in many AM2 (940 pin) or newer mboards that use DDR2 ram.The cpu supports up to and inc. PC2-6400 ram

However, there were a few early AM2+ models that CANNOT support 125watt cpus because of inadequate circuit traces and / or inadequate voltage regulator amperage capacity (which was stupid because many AM2 mboards do support 125 watt cpus). The AM2+ retail mboards that DO support 125 watt cpus often have obvious mentions of them supporting at least that if not up to 140 watt cpus.
Or - simply look at the cpu support lists for the model

I have installed one of these (and a 6400+), in an Asus M2N-E SLI, then an Epox AM2 mboard, and now in an Asus M3A78 Pro mboard (AM2+), and it works fine.

Go here: http://www.cpu-upgrade.com

search using: ADX6000IAA6CZ

in any brand of mboard that has AM2+ listings.


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#3
February 28, 2011 at 11:00:42
I would like to thank both you, OtheHill and Tubesandwires, for the information on a motherboard that was compatible with the Amd Athlon 64 x2,
I used both the information's to locate a board at 3BTech: The Biostar A760G M2+. I have order it and hope everything works out OK.
Again Thanks.

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#4
February 28, 2011 at 12:04:55
Thanks for the thanks.

Do you have a proper heat sink for it ?

The 6000+ and 6400+ cpus I bought came in an AMD boxed set with an excellent fan / heat sink with heat pipes.

The 6000+ cpu runs cool with that fan / heat sink combo. I don't think it's ever exceeded 50 C.


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#5
February 28, 2011 at 15:02:10
Yes I have the same heat sink/fan that came with the boxed cpu.

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