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M2N78-LA motherboard, which CPU phenom is compatible

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alextech

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May 15, 2017
Ok, so these are my computer specs:
HP model: M9517c
Phenom-9550 (A) 2.2 GHz (95W)
3600 MHz HyperTransport 3.0
Socket AM2+
Violet-GL8E
M2N78-LA

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01638238

I see on there website that the phenom 9850 is the last it supports. It currently has 9550 with 95w, so I suppose I have to get a 9850 with 95w and not 125w, am I correct?
 

ShrimpBrime

~MadHatDeLidder~
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Yes you want to find the 9850 B3 stepping. IF the bios actually supports it.

However, if I went off the list for the M2N78-LA part number, I find....
Socket type: AM3
TDP: 95 watt
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades
AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb)
AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka)
AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto)
AMD Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)
AMD Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)
AMD Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)

But I doubt the Bios supports it.

Anything you put into that motherboard is going to be a shot in the dark. Either it works or it doesn't. I suggest you clear CMOS each time you install a new processor.
 
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alextech

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Yes you want to find the 9850 B3 stepping. IF the bios actually supports it.

However, if I went off the list for the M2N78-LA part number, I find....
Socket type: AM3
TDP: 95 watt
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades
AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb)
AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka)
AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto)
AMD Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)
AMD Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)
AMD Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)

But I doubt the Bios supports it.

Anything you put into that motherboard is going to be a shot in the dark. Either it works or it doesn't. I suggest you clear CMOS each time you install a new processor.

I think AM3 is for VIOLET6, mines is VIOLET.
 

ShrimpBrime

~MadHatDeLidder~
Joined
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Well it's still a shot in the Dark. I'm not sure the 9850 has a non BE series chip. Being an unlocked cpu with the BE at the end, the bios may not support it.

But IF it does work, you'll gain a nice 300mhz from the upgrade.

Think this is the NON Black Edition processor. http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Phenom X4 9850 - HD9850WCJ4BGH.html

This is the BE 9850. http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/A... Edition - HD985ZXAJ4BGH (HD985ZXAGHBOX).html

I'd try and find the Non BE processor first. (top one)
 
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alextech

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I installed the 9850 95w on the motherboard, it booted up fine, however the info hasn't updated it yet. It still thinks I have 9550, I think I have to clear CMOS like you said. I will try that and see if it worked.