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Old 02-26-2012, 03:48 AM   #1
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Hi there, I have just built a new PC, it has 8 Gigabytes of RAM, coming in a 4GB and 2 x 2 GB RAM Modules, running at 669mhz, (even though the 2 x 2 GB Modules are 1333mhz, not sure why that is ).

A quad core CPU, AMD Phenom II X4 840 with the following
Bus Speed 200.9 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 2009.0 MHz
Stock Core Speed 3200 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 200 MHz
This is on a AM3 socket (938) < says that in a spec thing I Have, no idea what 938 is?
I was thinking of buying a bulldozer 8 Core CPU, but I think there for AM3+ sockets, would they still work on mine? And if it did, would i need a better cooling system that my current one?

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Old 02-27-2012, 11:44 AM   #2
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What motherboard?
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:46 PM   #3
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its a ASUS M5A78L-M
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Yes, that board has an AM3+ socket so a Bulldozer CPU will work.
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I have piriform speccy, it says it has only got a AM3, there is no plus sign present, is that what the (938) could mean?
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ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS M5A78L-M LX

This will clear up any confustion.
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thanks very much!, any ideas on the cooling problem?
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Do you plan on overclocking the chip?
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No, I have no intention of overclocking the CPU, I think 8 Cores will be enough to run most games without having to use up maximum CPU Speed...Will it require a new cooling system? Or will my current CPU fan cooler do?
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Do you have the stock cooler or an aftermarket one? The FX CPU comes with a cooler.
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