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Buying new CPU, need help.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mayor Quimby, Jul 19, 2010.

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  1. Mayor Quimby

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  2. SirMeaky

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    The link to your motherboard only goes to lanparty however I Googled both the chips and they are the same socket (AM2) so yes the new chip will :)

    EDIT: Downside of gettng the new one, is if your motherboard is socket AM2 you will lose out on powersaving features of the new chip (AM2+) and you may also lose Hypertransport 3 operating at up to 2.6Ghz.

    This is not personal experience only what I have just researched :) I am an Intel fanboy :p
     
  3. jack-o-bytes

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    Hey there, Without knowing the exact motherboard it is not possible to tell if a motherboard supports a certain CPU. Just because it has the correct socket doesn't mean it will work.

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  4. SirMeaky

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    Sorry about that I wasn't aware. I have always gone with the socket number when matching CPUs with a motherboard. (As well as a list of processor that it was made for but I thought that was just optimisation.
     
  5. jack-o-bytes

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    Nope. I had a load of trouble with a CPU overheating by putting it into a motherboard that had correct socket but didn't support it. I managed to fix it by updating the BIOS on the board and ever since it has worked perfectly.

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  6. SirMeaky

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    Ah okay, thanks :)
     
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