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#1 soulshard

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 01:03 AM

hello there cyberpower team. i currenty have this motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131011

i want to put in this processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103649

this motherboard does not originally support this processor however i have found other forums where people say that they have gotten it to work like these

http://forums.amd.com/forum/messageview.cf...threadid=109221

http://www.xtremesystems.org/Forums/showthread.php?t=218637

i am wondering if i were to try and put this in, would it actually work? would i have to download new bios? what tweaks would i have to make? will the stock fine be good enough to cooother specs include

evga 8800gt
4gigs crucial ballistix ram (4 gigs has been known to cause problems with this so i would like some advice on this as well.
259 gig hdd
current processor is amd x2 5400

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 06:00 AM

Morning, the CPU you speak of has gotten great reviews. I am partial to Corsair brand or OCZ ram. I don't Overclock, just an HTPC nut, audiophile, or whatever, keeps me clam and in a good mood. I wish to obtain the very same CPU myself asap. Someone else will chime in soon to help you, I am not knowledgeable enough to proceed any further, AMD is my choice Forever! Alan
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 05:41 PM

thanks for the reply Al! i also wanted to add that i do not plan on overclocking anything

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:42 PM

That motherboard has an AM2 socket, and the phenom you are looking at is a AM3 CPU. Technically, I believe the pins will line up, and some motherboards will allow support from AM2 to AM3 with a BIOS upgrade, but Im not seeing that option available with your board. My best guess is, no you will not be able to, HOWEVER, I would recomend emailing ASUS customer support and asking them they would have a better idea. There is a chance that the CPU will work with it, but the motherboard only supports 1000 mhz FSB while the CPU is designed to run at 4000 mhz, and without a overclock, the low bus speed on the motherboard will severely bottleneck that CPU, as well as other things, that board was not designed to run at that high a bus speed, or handle more then 2 cores. I would say, I would not risk wasting the money on the CPU until you have a for sure it will work from someone from ASUS because the chances are against it.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 02:02 PM

yea i have tried to email asus but have been unable to figure out how to contact them. i have looked high and low for an email address and phone number but cannot seem to find one. if anyone could give me a link to a page where i could find that information that would be great.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:08 PM

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MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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