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Old 12-20-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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Question AMD CPU upgrade compatability

Hi,

I am curently looking to upgrade my CPU from an AMD athlon II x2 2.7GHz (socket AM3) to the AMD Phenom II x4 965 black edition 3.4GHz 125w (Socket AM3).

Although not completely computer illiterate i dont have much knowledge on building systems, when upgrading CPU, do i need to look at more than the socket? the "125w" in the new CPU is worrying me, how do i find out whether my current motherboard will be able to handle it? or is the power not an issue?

According to 'CPU-Z' my motherboard is "Acer - WMCP78M" however when reasearching i couldnt find much information about it, so i opened my case up, on the motherboard it says "acer da061/078l-am3".

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Joe
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: AMD CPU upgrade compatability

the 125w will be the power it draws at full load from the psu (power supply unit) not the mobo. But as the mobo is the backbone of the pc I'd get a new one (start at about 50-60) Although you then may need a new case.

The mobo chipset for your mobo will not unlock the full potential of the newer cpu..

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Old 12-20-2012, 01:19 PM   #3
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Default Re: AMD CPU upgrade compatability

Thankyou for your reply, that cleared things up!
I will look into upgrading the mobo now.

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