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05-04-12, 11:41 PM #1
Compatibility Q: BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 AM2: X2 6000 or X2 7850 BE?
Ok, I have an old rig, and I'm trying to give it just a little more juice for cheap. My bottleneck is my CPU (Athlon X2 3800+). I need some advice. Will these processors work on my current mobo? And if so, which one would be best?
BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard (Copied from Newegg). It is Ver 1.3
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 3.0GHz 2MB socket AM2 89W
AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition Socket AM2+
Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ Quad Core
Please help. I just can't afford to waste money. Thank you so much!
Last edited by Mixednutt; 05-04-12 at 11:53 PM.
05-05-12, 12:15 AM #2
I read on Wikipedia that am2+ cpu's can work on am2 motherboards and vise versa, but I have also read that some older am2 mobo's don't support newer am2 and am2+ cpu's. With the info I have now I would just buy the Phenom II X4, but I honestly think that when I put it in the system then it wouldn't boot. Eek!
05-05-12, 02:50 AM #3
Well, I studied and found the answer to my own question. That motherboard only supports up to an Athlon 64 X2 5800+. So, none of these processors will work. Sad face. Oh well, I hope others might benefit from this antiquated information.