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#1 Rewster

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

Just wondering if anyone knows somewhere that I could buy some AM2+ processors for an old pc I'm wanting to use for Folding@home. Newegg and microcenter don't have any from what i have seen.

Also, can I use any easier to find cpu types on the AM2+ montherboard?

Edit: I read somewhere that you can use AM3 processors on an AM2+ motherboard. Is this true? If so, i will just buy the AMD Athlon II X4 640 for the older machine. It will be much easier than hunting down an AM2+.

Edited by Rewster, 29 December 2012 - 08:39 PM.


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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:42 PM

The easiest way to determine CPU compatibility is to go to the CPU support list for your desired motherboard. It doesn't matter if the CPU socket can physically fit the processor if the board cannot actually support it.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:51 AM

Which motherboard do you have?

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#4 Rewster

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

The Narra5. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c01861126#N210

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:17 PM

To save everyone the hunting, this is the list of supported CPUs for this board:

AMD Phenom II Quad-Core
AMD Phenom II Triple-Core
AMD Phenom Quad-Core (A) 9xxx series (AM2+)
AMD Phenom Triple-Core (T) 8xxx series (AM2+)
AMD Athlon X4
AMD Athlon X3
AMD Athlon X2 (B) (AM2+)

OP, your best bet for F@H would be eBay. I checked with a couple of vendors I use, and the only ones still available are refurbs. eBay would have decent prices on a used/refurb, and as it was taken care of by the previous owner it should run well with adequate ventilation.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

Make sure that the CPU you are wanting has a TDP of 95W or less and is AM2+ only. Nothing else will work, it says as much on the page you link to.

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#7 Rewster

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:28 PM

I decided to just upgrade my main computer to an i7-2700k/3770k (depends on how much i have with me tomorrow) and reuse the *old* i5-3570 and mini atx board in a new build. Will be much easier than messing with the old AMD stuff.

Edited by Rewster, 30 December 2012 - 11:33 PM.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:18 AM

Nice, and your old am2+ board can run am3 processors, you need to update BIOS if the manufacturer has one though.




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