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AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+

By martinlw
Jul 12, 2009
  1. BMfan

    BMfan TS Guru Posts: 481   +49

    Need to know what mobo you have,all that tells me is what cpu you have.
    The AM3 cpu's will work on most AM2+ motherboards but not AM2 motherboards.
    The AM2+ motherboards will need a bios update to support the AM3 cpu's.
     
  2. 04ihegba

    04ihegba TS Rookie Posts: 57

    But this also works backwards as well, some AM2 boards can support AM2+ with a bios update, and then AM3 CPUs with another update. Check with the manufacturer.
     
  3. bwchato

    bwchato TS Rookie Posts: 53

    my asus skt 939 board gave up the ghost and i built a new setup around the asus m4a78-e board with the phenom 550 x2 with 7 mb total cache.used kingston hyper x ddr2 1066mhz.had it for 3 weeks now and i like it a lot
     
  4. Xecutor

    Xecutor TS Rookie Posts: 141

    Thank you for pointing that out, man, and I apologise for the late reply. I was otherly caught up with my bro's wedding and stuff...

    Anyhow, I am not sure how to actually check the motherboard brand. It just says Lenovo on it, but I know there must be some way to determine it. Even on tigerdirect's website (where I bought it) there is no mention of the motherboard make.

    Do you know any software solutions that can tell me this?
    Also, my BIOS is very archaic and thus getting detailed hardware info out of it is impossible, currently (unless there is a way around it I don't know).

    If I can hook up a Phenom X3 or X4 processor to my mobo, I would be really excited!

    Appreciate your feedback :)
     
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    Hey again X, (see other thread as well)
    download this, it will get you the info on your motherboard.
    http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
    (edit)
    i see you already have it, hit the mainboard tab and post a screen
     
  6. Xecutor

    Xecutor TS Rookie Posts: 141

  7. 04ihegba

    04ihegba TS Rookie Posts: 57

  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    what should be fine 04ihegba?! his board does not support that CPU, and you don't do BIOS updates "just in case"
     
  9. 04ihegba

    04ihegba TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Big mistake, my bad! :)

    I assumed you were the OP of the linked thread!
     
  10. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    That board was a bear to find! :)
     
  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,376   +127

    Step right up, red1776 has his very own thread involving the Phenom II 720!
    My thoughs: I like the Phenom II 720.
     
     
  12. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    to 720..or not to 720

    ....i do not!.....and how did you know!?:p
     
  13. ranger111

    ranger111 TS Rookie

    i am new to this. i am thinking of upgrading an amd t 2460 to amd athlon II x2 250 on a am37 motherboard w/ am2 socket. will it work?
     
  14. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    the X2 250 is an AM3 CPU, it needs an AM2+ or a AM3 motherboard.
     
  15. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Just look at all those recommendations for the X3 720!!! AMD, are you watching!? :p :D
    LOL!!!
     
  16. ranger111

    ranger111 TS Rookie

    thanks red 1776
     
  17. BMfan

    BMfan TS Guru Posts: 481   +49

    Can't wait to see what the 740 going to be like
     
  18. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    yeah me too,
    be interesting to see if the additional 1.5Mb of cache makes a difference over the 720
     
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