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QW.
06-09-2013, 04:31 PM
What sort of processor can I put into my Asus M4N68T-M V2 motherboard? Do they still sell AM3 socket cpu's?

Speedy Gonzales
06-09-2013, 04:38 PM
Computerlounge sell them. Altho you may or may not have to update the BIOS first for some of them. Looks like it supports AM3, that's it

QW.
06-09-2013, 05:11 PM
I can't find any on the ComputerLounge site. Its AM3 socket not AM3+.

Nothing says it supports AM3+ on the list of compatible CPU's
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4N68TM_V2/#support_CPU

Speedy Gonzales
06-09-2013, 05:27 PM
I think some mobos are compatible with AM3+ CPU's. But you would have to update the BIOS first.You could have a look on pricespy. See what shops may still sell them

dugimodo
06-09-2013, 05:37 PM
What do you have now and what are you trying to make run better?

If you can find one a Phenom II x4 or x6 is still a really good CPU, still sold new in USA on E-bay and Amazon if you want to go that way.

Otherwise locally I can find;
http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA39848
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/components/cpus/amd/auction-634417348.html

QW.
07-09-2013, 08:11 AM
What do you have now and what are you trying to make run better?


It currently has a Sempron 140 in it. This has been used only for using the internet. Wanting to running a couple of simulator games.

Speedy Gonzales
07-09-2013, 08:37 AM
First thing I would do is update the BIOS. Just in case you decide to get another CPU. So it'll actually work / turn it, when / if you change it. There's one on the mightyape site. Dont know how good the site is tho, never used it

Here (http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/AMD-Athlon-II-X2-270-Dual-Core-34GHz-AM3-Processor/20988127/). The BIOS would have to be 0402 or higher to support this CPU

inphinity
07-09-2013, 10:12 AM
Try and find a Phenom II X4 955 (http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/components/cpus/amd/auction-634417348.htm) or above (but wouldn't bother with X6s). Would be a huge upgrade from the Sempron and can be had fairly cheap now. As above, make sure you've updated the BIOS to ensure support.

dugimodo
07-09-2013, 10:48 AM
Mighty ape are pretty good speedy, but I already linked that CPU $20 cheaper from paradigm who are also very good.
The trademe link was a phenom II x4 965 about as good as it's worth going IMO

Agent_24
07-09-2013, 01:54 PM
Try and find a Phenom II X4 955 (http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/components/cpus/amd/auction-634417348.htm) or above (but wouldn't bother with X6s). Would be a huge upgrade from the Sempron and can be had fairly cheap now. As above, make sure you've updated the BIOS to ensure support.

x2

QW.
08-09-2013, 08:19 AM
I think the Phenom II X4 955 will be a good start. Should be more than enough for various tasks.