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Windows 7: will new cpu work with current mtherboard

14 Aug 2009   #11
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
what would be the downside of using this motherboard ?slower clock speed?
I think not, just it will not run not at its full potential


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14 Aug 2009   #12
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

1. AM3 mainboards only supports 45nm processors.

2. AM2+ mainboards supports both 45 and 65nm processors,

3. AM3 mainboards support DDR2 and DDR3, but most AM3 boards come with DDR3 sockets only.
Something to watch out for, if you want to keep your RAM.

3. AM2/AM2+ Processors (940pin) don't fit on a AM3 mainboard (938pin socket)

4. AM3 processors (938 pin) do fit on a AM2+ mainboard (940pin socket)

5. The difference in performance between DDR2 and DDR3 is negligible.

hope this helps.
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14 Aug 2009   #13
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
1. AM3 mainboards only supports 45nm processors.

2. AM2+ mainboards supports both 45 and 65nm processors,

3. AM3 mainboards support DDR2 and DDR3, but most AM3 boards come with DDR3 sockets only.
Something to watch out for, if you want to keep your RAM.

3. AM2/AM2+ Processors (940pin) don't fit on a AM3 mainboard (938pin socket)

4. AM3 processors (938 pin) do fit on a AM2+ mainboard (940pin socket)

5. The difference in performance between DDR2 and DDR3 is negligible.

hope this helps.
Don't confuse him, he probably don't know a half of things you just wrote...
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14 Aug 2009   #14
Sassa

 
 

And yes...
If you will change your mainboard soon take one with AMD 790FX chipset for DDR3...
This is the best chipset for now...
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14 Aug 2009   #15
Gilly

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
1. AM3 mainboards only supports 45nm processors.

2. AM2+ mainboards supports both 45 and 65nm processors,

3. AM3 mainboards support DDR2 and DDR3, but most AM3 boards come with DDR3 sockets only.
Something to watch out for, if you want to keep your RAM.

3. AM2/AM2+ Processors (940pin) don't fit on a AM3 mainboard (938pin socket)

4. AM3 processors (938 pin) do fit on a AM2+ mainboard (940pin socket)

5. The difference in performance between DDR2 and DDR3 is negligible.

hope this helps.
thank you very much ..hopefully i have AM2+ motherboard
ive just emailed acer about cpu compatible list

ive been googling away trying to find if my motherboard is am2+

but cant find much

any ideas anyone

edit,, and ill be getting ddr2 board because ive just bought some quality corsair ram


and the price too performance ratio with ddr3 isnt worth it
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14 Aug 2009   #16
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
thank you very much ..hopefully i have AM2+ motherboard
ive just emailed acer about cpu compatible list

ive been googling away trying to find if my motherboard is am2+

but cant find much

any ideas anyone

edit,, and ill be getting ddr2 board because ive just bought some quality corsair ram


and the price too performance ratio with ddr3 isnt worth it
I found data on your mainboard.

It's an AM2+ board.

And I recommend to not buy a new mainboard.

1. This mainboard can fit the AM3 processor,

2. you won't have to buy new ram,

3. the performance gain of buying an AM3 board is negligible if you stay with DDR2.

Just buy the AM3 processor and you're fine.
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14 Aug 2009   #17
Gilly

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
Don't confuse him, he probably don't know a half of things you just wrote...
what you talking about willis ... i do understand
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14 Aug 2009   #18
Gilly

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
I found data on your mainboard.

It's an AM2+ board.

And I recommend to not buy a new mainboard.

1. This mainboard can fit the AM3 processor,

2. you won't have to buy new ram,

3. the performance gain of buying an AM3 board is negligible if you stay with DDR2.

Just

buy the AM3 processor and you're fine.
thats great ,,cheers

could you tell me where you found the information ....link please,,,for future reference...
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14 Aug 2009   #19
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
what you talking about willis ... i do understand
Combining AM3 processor with AM2 mainboard with DDR2 will not boost preformance much, but if you use AM3 processor with AM3 mainbord with DDR3, it wil boost your preformance almost twice...
So you don't understand all....
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14 Aug 2009   #20
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
thats great ,,cheers

could you tell me where you found the information ....link please,,,for future reference...
It's from someone who posted his specs online:

sysProfile: ID: 15986 - Msell73


I do recommend waiting for an answer from Acer support.

Just to know if your mainboard will need a new bios. (and if it is already there)

Sometimes the hardware supports each other, but the present bios build doesn't.

Good luck.
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