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Will AMD FX 6100 Run on my computer?


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#1 MaddieLam

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

Will the AMD FX 6100 or 6200 processor run on my Acer M5100 desktop. It has 4gb ram memory and running on a 400-watt power supply.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

Not likely, I couldnt find the actual socket specifications, but it was made for the AMD athlon 64 single and dual core CPUs, which were made for both socket 939 and am2. Im guessing since it has DDR2, that it is a AM2 socket, which will depending on the motherboard accept some AM3 CPUs, however the 6100 is AM3+ and it is a 6 core CPU, I sincerely doubt it will work without upgrading the motherboard as well, and most likely the memory as well.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:14 PM

It runs on a DDR2 Ram, that's all i really know. Whats a good cpu that i can purchase for my motherboard?

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:07 PM

help please

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:14 PM

sorry it took me so long to reply, Ive been trying to find some more specific documentation on your computer, but what Ive found is surprisingly lacking. In theory, you should be able to hande any AM2, AM2+ or am3 CPUs as long as their 95 watt or lower, nothing over 95 watts and no am3+ cpus period. And you may need a BIOS upgrade, I would recomend emailing Acer customer support for a complete CPU support list before ordering a CPU-I can recomend a few, but I cant garentee they will work.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:26 PM

sorry it took me so long to reply, Ive been trying to find some more specific documentation on your computer, but what Ive found is surprisingly lacking. In theory, you should be able to hande any AM2, AM2+ or am3 CPUs as long as their 95 watt or lower, nothing over 95 watts and no am3+ cpus period. And you may need a BIOS upgrade, I would recomend emailing Acer customer support for a complete CPU support list before ordering a CPU-I can recomend a few, but I cant garentee they will work.

But my power supply handles up to 400watts. Also what is a bios upgrade?

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:29 PM

power supply makes no difference, its what the motherboard is designed to do. Most am2 motherboards can handle am2 CPUs up to 140 watts-which pretty much limits you to the athlon 64 and athlon 64 x2 lines, but with am2+ and am3 CPUs they can only handle 95 watts (some high end boards can handle more, but I can garentee yours cannot) and some OEM systems, cannot even handle that, which is why I recomend emailing Acer customer support for a complete list of compatible CPUs.

The BIOS is the base operating system on your computer-it runs basically in the background to make sure all your hardware is functioning correctly. The BIOS has to support the CPU installed, or it will not work even if the socket type is correct. Again, when you email ACER, they can get you information of what BIOS version you need for what processor, and once you do that and find a processor that works I can go through with you and explain how to update your BIOS if necessary, it may not be.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:03 PM

i haven't gotten a chance to email acer yet but i was wondering the following thing
Motherboard: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-SB710-Chipset-Motherboard-GA-78LMT-S2P/dp/B0054OWT0G/ref=sr_1_157?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1336441904&sr=1-157
Is this motherboard good for gaming?(not looking for extreme gaming)
Can i use my current cpu (amd athlon™ 64x2 dual core processor 4400+ 2.30GHz) and switch to the AMD FX 6100 or 6200 or 8120 when i have the money?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:29 PM

it would be a decent board for a low to mid range system depending on the other components you put into it, though your current CPU will not work on it you will have to upgrade the CPU, as well as the memory-your current RAM is DDR2, this motherboard only takes DDR3 1333. Its a good brand, low end chipset, has support for the latest am3+ processors, a decent amount of ram, and a slot for a third party video card, but your upgrade options are limited.

Edited by the_patriot11, 07 May 2012 - 09:30 PM.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:16 PM

Yeah i will be upgrading to ddr3 rams. If it supports the latest am3+ processors, that mean it can run on any of the AMD FX series?
Also what you mean the upgrades options are limited, i know that it only has 2 ram slot which sucks.
If you were to prefer an amd motherboard for someone with a tight budget but wants a decent one, which one would you recommend?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:41 PM

it should, I would check the manufacturers product page for a complete list of compatible CPUs. As far as limited upgradeability, theres only the 2 ram slots, and only one video card slot which means no possibility for crossfire in the future, but with the size of case you have your kind of stuck with a micro-ATX board. You can find high end micro ATX boards but you will pay a pretty penny for them. Overall though, that board isn't bad, this board, though pricey will fit in your case and be a solid performer, but it is very pricey. While this one is only $5 more then the one you linked after rebate, it only comes out to $63 which is better then the ASUS board price wise, and supports 1666 mhz ram, which is an improvement over the 1333 in the board you have, as well has having a better performing chipset. It also supoprts hybrid crossfire-which allows you to crossfire the onboard video with any dedicated card from the previous series (the onboard is a 4250, you can link it with any 3xxx series video card) which can give you a little performance boost if you already have a 3xxx series card, otherwise I would just find a more powerful 6xxx or 7xxx series card when I get the money. If it were me on a budget, this would be the board I would get-it will support your FX series processors, and gives you the best bang for your buck.

Edited by the_patriot11, 07 May 2012 - 10:42 PM.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:15 PM

Currently i'm using a ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro. Will that allow me to crossfire(what does it mean?) on the GIGABYTE GA-880GM-D2H motherboard?
Also does that motherboard support 8-core processor?

Which motherboard is better, or there's better ones around, it doesn't have to fit my computer case but it would be better if it did fit the case.
http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Intel-H57-DDR3-800/dp/B007NOWDEM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336453137&sr=8-1
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http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GA-880GM-D2H-880G-Micro-Motherboard/dp/B004FM4QLS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1336449867&sr=1-1

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:31 AM

Yes that card will let you Crossfire but it's a really old card and there is no point of Crossiring it. You would rather Crossfire with high-end cards like my pairs of 6950 because they generally scale better in performances. Also that motherboard does not support Crossfire because it doesn't have a second PCI-E slot. Crossfire is basically running more then 1 GPU by linking each card by a Crossfire bridge. The motherboard does not support any FX processor which means you can't use the 8 core processors unless the model on Amazon is the rev.4.0 model which does support the FX but unfortunately there is information that specify which rev. it is. The Asrock is a much better board because it's a lot more updated then the Gigabyte.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:01 PM

What your saying is that both of the motherboard cant run crossfire or fx processors?
Paroit11 recommended the gigabytes to me.
Im trying to look for a motherboard that can support fx proccessor with either 6 or 8 cores and is under 70dollars

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:45 PM

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I have in my system currently

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280 witch supports FX series Out of the Box (at least mine did)
and I paired it up with Corsair memory 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

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