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Old 05-08-2015, 06:44 PM   #1
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Hey Everybody.

I'm wondering if you can help me, I need some information.
So the other week I bought a "new" mobo of my friend, quite cheap as he just didnt want the hassle of selling it, so I took it off his hands. He sold it with the mobo, processor which was cool.
I was on a very old mobo before but once I swapped it out I was very impressed, my GPU can run it no problem.
These are the specs.
(Bearing in mind I know its not exactly new but I don't have a lot of money to buy new parts)
Motherboard - A760G M2+
Processor - AMD Athlon 7850 dual core

Now it is a lot better than my old motherboard, but I was wondering is there any chance I could buy a quad core for it? is there any supported on this particular model, and if so, can anybody suggest one. I want it to be "best back for the buck"
Any help is appreciated.
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Old 05-08-2015, 10:32 PM   #2
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A simple search answered your question.

A760G M2+ :: Motherboard :: BIOSTAR
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A simple search answered your question.

A760G M2+ :: Motherboard :: BIOSTAR
Thanks for the reply
And thanks for the find
But I'm not amazing at computer parts, I'm more of a when its on I know what to do guy. I mean I know the basics of building and swapping components
but I don't know the pros and cons of each component. Which one would you recommend? if you don't mind me asking.
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Old 05-08-2015, 11:36 PM   #4
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Any of those processors would be good I use the phenom II myself and have it in two builds one on an Asus motherboard and the other on am MSI with no problems. Fairly fast start up too and no errors from the processor.
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz AM3 6MB Quad Core 95W C3 HDX955WFK4DGM Ship from UK | eBay

Board recommends using 95W CPUs, this fits the bill. No point going for anything overclocking oriented since I highly doubt that board would be much cop for overclocking

Correct me if I'm wrong guys, but AM2+ and AM3 are cross compatible are they not?
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Another thing to keep in mind is the BIOS version of the board. That will tell you what CPU it'll support as it is.
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Also if you haven't already done so max the ram out to 8GB DDR2 as it supports up to that amount..
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz AM3 6MB Quad Core 95W C3 HDX955WFK4DGM Ship from UK | eBay

Board recommends using 95W CPUs, this fits the bill. No point going for anything overclocking oriented since I highly doubt that board would be much cop for overclocking

Correct me if I'm wrong guys, but AM2+ and AM3 are cross compatible are they not?
No they aren't cross compatible

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AM3+ is a modification of the AM3 socket. It has one additional pin for new Bulldozer-based AM3+ processors and is backwards-compatible with AM3 processors. It broke backwards-compatibility with AM2 and AM2+ processors because it does not support DDR2 memory. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_AM3#Compatibility
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No they aren't cross compatible
I Know AM3+ is not compatible with AM2 or AM2+, but I thought that AM3 (not AM3+) was also compatible with AM2+? The wording of the article there suggest that AM3 is backwards compatible but AM3+ is not? that Phenom is one of the older school AM3 (not plus) chips.
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I Know AM3+ is not compatible with AM2 or AM2+, but I thought that AM3 (not AM3+) was also compatible with AM2+? The wording of the article there suggest that AM3 is backwards compatible but AM3+ is not? that Phenom is one of the older school AM3 (not plus) chips.
Hi everyone thanks for replies
I need a clear answer though, as I'm not too sure on compatibility between am2+ and am3
if it is then awesome because I will get the one recommended to me, but would this be a problem?
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Can't find massive info on this, but I did find this from a pre-release infoguide:-

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Socket-AM3 Phenom II parts will also work in Socket-AM2+ motherboards, the two are pin-compatible. When in an AM2+ board, these upcoming Phenom II processors will work in DDR2 mode, but when in an AM3 board they will work in DDR3 mode. How cool is that?
Socket-AM2, AM2+ and AM3: Backwards Compatibility - AMD Phenom II X4 940 & 920: A True Return to Competition

---------- Post added at 06:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:22 PM ----------

Although I'm not seeing the exact CPU I listed in the compatibility list for your motherboard.

The Phenom IIs compatible with your mobo are:-

Socket Processor Processor Model sSpec/OPN# CPU Speed FSB/HT/BCLK Watts

AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 x945 HDX945WFK4DGI 3000Mhz 4000Mhz 95W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 x945 HDX945WFK4DGM 3000Mhz 4000Mhz 95W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 x925 HDX925WFK4DGM 2800Mhz 4000Mhz 95W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 x820 HDX820WFK4FGI 2800Mhz 4000Mhz 95W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 925 HDX925WFK4DGI 2800Mhz 3600Mhz 95W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 910e HD910EOCK4DGM 2600Mhz 4000Mhz 65W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 910 HDX910WFK4DGI 2600Mhz 3600Mhz 95W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 905e HD905EOCK4DGI 2500Mhz 4000Mhz 65W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 900e HD900EOCK4DGI 2400Mhz 4000Mhz 65W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 810 HDX810WFK4FGI 2600Mhz 4000Mhz 95W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 805 HDX805WFK4FGI 2500Mhz 4000Mhz 95W

The ones at the top are better (925 and the 945)

Basically, the Phenom II X4 945 is the best chip that will be compatible with your motherboard. I'm not seeing too many of these on eBay though. have a look and see what you can find from the above supporting models, remembering that the higher up this list they are the better (In theory!)

Oh and finally, if you haven't already, you may need to update your BIOS to support AM3 chips on an AM2+ socket.
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Can't find massive info on this, but I did find this from a pre-release infoguide:-



Socket-AM2, AM2+ and AM3: Backwards Compatibility - AMD Phenom II X4 940 & 920: A True Return to Competition

---------- Post added at 06:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:22 PM ----------

Although I'm not seeing the exact CPU I listed in the compatibility list for your motherboard.

The Phenom IIs compatible with your mobo are:-

Socket Processor Processor Model sSpec/OPN# CPU Speed FSB/HT/BCLK Watts

AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 x945 HDX945WFK4DGI 3000Mhz 4000Mhz 95W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 x945 HDX945WFK4DGM 3000Mhz 4000Mhz 95W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 x925 HDX925WFK4DGM 2800Mhz 4000Mhz 95W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 x820 HDX820WFK4FGI 2800Mhz 4000Mhz 95W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 925 HDX925WFK4DGI 2800Mhz 3600Mhz 95W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 910e HD910EOCK4DGM 2600Mhz 4000Mhz 65W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 910 HDX910WFK4DGI 2600Mhz 3600Mhz 95W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 905e HD905EOCK4DGI 2500Mhz 4000Mhz 65W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 900e HD900EOCK4DGI 2400Mhz 4000Mhz 65W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 810 HDX810WFK4FGI 2600Mhz 4000Mhz 95W
AM3 AMD Phenom™ II X4 805 HDX805WFK4FGI 2500Mhz 4000Mhz 95W

The ones at the top are better (925 and the 945)

Basically, the Phenom II X4 945 is the best chip that will be compatible with your motherboard. I'm not seeing too many of these on eBay though. have a look and see what you can find from the above supporting models, remembering that the higher up this list they are the better (In theory!)

Oh and finally, if you haven't already, you may need to update your BIOS to support AM3 chips on an AM2+ socket.
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