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Will this Processor work with this mobo?

By djspan101
Jul 25, 2009
  1. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Yes, both are capable of 800 fsb. Those are decent choices for a budget build.
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    You could actually go for a more-powerful AMD build for the same price.

    But yes, those parts will work okay together.
     
  3. djspan101

    djspan101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    thanks

    great, thanks for all your advice, can any one suggest amd mobo ram and processor combo?
     
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    what kind of budget do you have for all three?
     
  5. djspan101

    djspan101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Up to about £150
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    For your budget, I recommend the GA-MA770-UD3, the Phenom II X2 550 and any 4GB DDR2 800MHz or 1066MHz kit from Crucial, Corsair, Kingston or OCZ, whichever is cheaper. You can get them all at http://www.ebuyer.com
     
  7. djspan101

    djspan101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Thanks will I also need a 64bit os for 4Gb ?
     
  8. djspan101

    djspan101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    will am2+ mobo work with am3 chip because that is what you gave me?
     
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    You will need it to use all the RAM, yes. But since you're using XP, 2GB will be plenty too. You can probably spend the extra cash on a better CPU or something.

    And here are links to my recommendations:

    Slightly over-budget. You can compensate by getting the Phenom II X2 545 instead of the 550, but OCing will be better on the 550. If you're not going to do that, get the cheaper CPU.
     
  10. red1776

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

    Dj, a AM3 processor will work in an AM2+ board. a AM2+ processor however, will not work in a AM3 motherboard because of no DDR3 memory controller.
     
     
  11. djspan101

    djspan101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    ok thanks i will put together some spreadsheets :)
     
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