I went to CompUSA and asked for ASUS which is the brand I bought.
I asked for a an AM2 board so I could still use my Althon 64X2, but they said that all new boards are going to AM3 , but they did have an AM2+ but he was not sure if it would support an AM2 CPU like my old one.
So, I bought an AMD Phenom X4 9850 Quad Core Processor. (HD9850XAJ4BGH - 2.50 GHz, 4MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Agena, Quad Core, OEM, Socket AM2+ , Processor) and had a computer shop other than CompUSA's to install it.
The mobo is an ASUS M4A785-M. (AM2/AM2+)
At this point I guess I could have gone to another board's specs since every thing would be new, but I still was not quite sure about it so I just kept the AM2/AM2+ idea.
Now it seems slower than the old processor and I wonder if the BIOS clock speed is miss-set some how?
I think it is supposed to clock around 2.5GHz or there about but it's around 1255MHz (1.25GHz ?)
I have included a screen shot of CPUZ to show how it's performance matches up to what it should be....seems quite under clocked...yes?
Is there any way to go into the BIOS and get it back to normal factory specs?
Edited by ronfiveo, 07 August 2011 - 01:54 PM.