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Windows 7: will new cpu work with current mtherboard

14 Aug 2009   #1
Gilly

 
will new cpu work with current mtherboard

im looking to upgrade my cpu but dont want to get new motherboard just yet


and was wondering if this cpu will fit on my motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Ebuyer


my motherboard is the acer stock one

Acer RS780HVF


is my current processer amd 2 if so it should work shouldnt it?


*specs in corner*


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14 Aug 2009   #2
Sassa

 
 

Mainboard link is same link as processor link...
fix that and I will see if these are compatible
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14 Aug 2009   #3
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
im looking to upgrade my cpu but dont want to get new motherboard just yet


and was wondering if this cpu will fit on my motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Ebuyer


my motherboard is the acer stock one

Acer RS780HVF


is my current processer amd 2 if so it should work shouldnt it?


*specs in corner*
Yes, it should work, you will only miss some of the advantages of the AM3 socket.

But better be safe than sorry, so check at Acer for a compatibility chart, or maybe a newer Bios to support your future CPU.

Good luck
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14 Aug 2009   #4
Gilly

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
Mainboard link is same link as processor link...
fix that and I will see if these are compatible
i didnt mean it to be a link i pasted over the a link so it ended up being a link

*fixed*
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14 Aug 2009   #5
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Yes, it should work, you will only miss some of the advantages of the AM3 socket.

But better be safe than sorry, so check at Acer for a compatibility chart, or maybe a newer Bios to support your future CPU.

Good luck
I didn't know if mainbord was AM2 or AM2+...
AM3 will run on an AM2+ socket but not at its full potential
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14 Aug 2009   #6
Gilly

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Yes, it should work, you will only miss some of the advantages of the AM3 socket.

But better be safe than sorry, so check at Acer for a compatibility chart, or maybe a newer Bios to support your future CPU.

Good luck
what are the advantages of am3 socket ?

and ive just been to the compatible website but my pc isnt in the list aspire m3201 isnt in the list, closest one is aspire m3200 any other sites where i could find this info
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14 Aug 2009   #7
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
what are the advantages of am3 socket ?

and ive just been to the compatible website but my pc isnt in the list aspire m3201 isnt in the list, closest one is aspire m3200 any other sites where i could find this info
Visit AMD site and compare
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14 Aug 2009   #8
Gilly

 

it would only be temporary using this motherboard as ill buy a new one in near future
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14 Aug 2009   #9
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
it would only be temporary using this motherboard as ill buy a new one in near future
That is good decision.
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14 Aug 2009   #10
Gilly

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
That is good decision.
what would be the downside of using this motherboard ?slower clock speed?
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