Find fields & stores near you!
Find fields and stores
Zipcode
PbNation News
PbNation News
Community Focus
Community Focus

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-28-2013, 11:43 AM #1
Intern1
 
 
Intern1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Gallifrey
Annual Supporting Member
Intern1 has achieved Level 4 in PbNation Pursuit
Intern1 supports Empire
AM2 CPU question

I have an AMD athlon X2 5200+ in my computer right now. After some research I saw that it is a AM2 CPU type. Looking on newegg and tigerdirect I couldn't find any AM2 type CPUs. I would imagine this is because technology has advanced and AM2is out dated. Can I use another type of CPU such as AM3 or AM3+? The motherboard that I am using is an Asus M2N68-LA and I am running Windows 7 64-bit if that makes a diffrence.
Intern1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sponsored Links Remove Advertisement
Advertisement
Old 01-28-2013, 11:59 AM #2
byarosh201
 
 
Join Date: May 2012
You'll have to get a new mobo that has the socket of the processor you're looking at.
byarosh201 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 12:05 PM #3
Intern1
 
 
Intern1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Gallifrey
Annual Supporting Member
Intern1 has achieved Level 4 in PbNation Pursuit
Intern1 supports Empire
ok thanks
Intern1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 12:40 PM #4
Supra_MKIII
Check your math.
 
Supra_MKIII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Not what you think
What he said. Some of the AM2/3 stuff is backwards compatible but it's hit or miss and you're better off matching up a current-gen mobo and CPU.
__________________
ST:Tech- We write Haikus. Also, THE PLAGUE

2001 Viggen // Stage 1 Oil Injection // Stage 3 Exhaust Leak // Wet Clutch Mod
Supra_MKIII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 12:56 PM #5
Mustang7302
has been here too long
 
Mustang7302's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Houston, TX
Mustang7302 is a founding member
 has been a member for 10 years
Mustang7302 has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
Quote:
Originally Posted by Supra_MKIII View Post
What he said. Some of the AM2/3 stuff is backwards compatible but it's hit or miss and you're better off matching up a current-gen mobo and CPU.
This.

There is a computer build thread, pull together a budget amount and ask in there what would be best to buy with your given budget.
__________________
Cars, Technology, and Stogies ... All the fine things in life.

"Originally posted by Volucris: Computers are tools. Man is separated by how well he chooses his tool."

"Originally posted by Rebeltilldeath3: We went from Allan Sheppard, Gus Grissom, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin to Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, and Snooki."
Mustang7302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump