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Old 11-30-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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Default Upgarding! NEED HELP!

Hi there, I'm new to all this upgrading business and I've chosen a new processor to install into my system but I'm not sure if it's compatible or not.

my motherboard is :

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3 - GA-880GM-UD2H (rev. 1.3)

GA-880GM-UD2H


And the processor I want to get is :

AMD FX 8320 Black Edition 8 Core Processor Socket AM3+ - FD8320FRHKBOX - Scan.co.uk


Please could you give us some help and tell me whether they're compatible together. thanks, Jonny.
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:09 PM   #2
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i do not believe that they are compatible. the processor might fit, but the power requirements and the nitty gritty specs of the processor might not work. possibly short your board.
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A am3+ motherboard supports am3 CPU's, but not the other way around.
So if you want to use that CPU you will have to find another motherboard
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Ok what budget are you on for getting a compatible motherboard, This is a really good one ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AMD 990FX (Socket AM3+) Motherboard | 90-MIBJA0-G0EAY0VZ that some of the members with AMD builds use.
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Ok what budget are you on for getting a compatible motherboard, This is a really good one ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AMD 990FX (Socket AM3+) Motherboard | 90-MIBJA0-G0EAY0VZ that some of the members with AMD builds use.
I second this board. It's hard to go wrong with anything Asus or Gigabyte.
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