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#1 SiliconSlick


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:17 PM

Hello, I am trying to upgrade my son's CPU in his Compaq CQ 5210F desktop from it's original AMD Athlon X2 215 prossesor. The motherboard (M2N68-LA)
specs say it will support an AMD Phenom II X4 965. The existing AMD Athlon X2 215 prossesor is a three socket and so is the upgraded AMD Phenom II X4 965, however when installed we receive the message "this CPU is not supported shutting down". My question is, is there anyway to upgrade the CPU on this computer with a prossesor with capabilities similar to the AMD Phenom II X4 965, and if so what type? Any help given would be most appreciated.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:14 PM

The reason why the X4 965 did not work because it's TDP is 125W where the motherboard can only support up to 95W. The X4 925 should work as it has a TDP of 95W but you can only find it used on Ebay which isn't to bad.



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#3 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 03:10 AM



Since you already brought a Phenom 965 CPU, it is better to replace the original motherboard with a 965 compatible one. For example the below one :




Official CPU compatibility list.




Most of the Asus AMD boards currently available on the market supports that CPU out of box. 

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