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#1 916chad

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:12 AM

I'm pretty sure that my mobo took a crap on me. I plan on reusing my processor (AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800) and the ram that I have (corsair xms ddr2 800 pc2 6400). Could someone please let me know if this one will work? Or if there is another one that I should try. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131289

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#2 916chad

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:44 AM

Well, I actually did some research and now I realize that my processor (socket AM2) should never have been used with my mobo (socket 940). I didn't build it, but wish I would have now. Would this in any way have messed up my processor?

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 07:40 AM

Are you saying your current machine is running an AM2 processor in a socket 940 Mobo?

Thats strange, it shouldn't boot. ( Lets hope I don't jinx it )

I dunno about the memory though, some motherboards will allow different speeds but I usually only use what it claims as the standard, in this case DDR2 1066 (PC 8500) I'd say just pick up a few gigs of the DDR2 1066, DDR2 is becoming incredibly cheap.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 02:56 PM

Well...I think we are confusing what is what.

Socket 940 is one thing...AM2 with it's 940-pin is not socket 940.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_940

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_AM2

You probably have a 940-pin AM2 processor...in a board which supports such (AM2).

Understandable mistake, if such is the case.

Yes, that board will work with your processor.

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Edited by hamluis, 25 November 2008 - 02:57 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:09 PM

Yeah, I've had problems with this computer since I bought it almost 2 years ago. The mother board specifically says socket 940 and I have an AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ processor. weird

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:17 PM

Well...I think we are confusing what is what.

Socket 940 is one thing...AM2 with it's 940-pin is not socket 940.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_940

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_AM2

You probably have a 940-pin AM2 processor...in a board which supports such (AM2).

Understandable mistake, if such is the case.

Yes, that board will work with your processor.

Louis


I actually read all of that before. Its an M2N board and right below the processor, it says "SOCKET940"

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:52 PM

M2N what? What's the rest of the model number?

I think that you will find that all of the M2N boards are AM2/AM2+ boards, at least that's what I see.

If your system takes any RAM higher than PC3200...I suspect that it's AM2.

http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=-1

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 05:07 PM

Yeah, you're right. I found my mother board. Its just a straight M2N rev. 1.0g, which is AM2. http://future-computers.stores.yahoo.net/asusm2n.html I just thought it was weird that it says "socket 940" next to the processor. Either way though I'm gonna get a new one. Thanks for the help

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 05:13 PM

Easily done, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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