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hey guys, i need your help on this one. my roommate just messaged me saying he needs a mobo that will run his current processor which is an AMD 6400 X2. He also said he wants the option of upgrading to a quad core. will he be able to use an AM3 mobo for this and still use all his current memory and CPU? He also wants to upgrade to a quad core sometime soon, but not exactly sure when yet. Let me know what you guys think.
    
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This means he needs a AM2+/AM3 mobo DDR2 ,like Gigabyte 770-UD3 (on which i ve had a 6400+ installed in the past).
So my answer is to find a Gigabyte 770-UD3 2.x somewhere.
Be aware there is a AM3 version with DDR3 that is named 770 T-UD3 which will not work with that CPU he has.
Sure ,you can get other mobos as well ,but that CPU 6400+ is practically a 125W one so be carefull for the TDP supported.
   
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as far as i know, am2/am3 is mostly interchangeable. the memory depends on the board as the cpu itself can run ddr2/3
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Greensystemsgo View Post
as far as i know, am2/am3 is mostly interchangeable. the memory depends on the board as the cpu itself can run ddr2/3
An Athlon X2 6400 is a DDR 2 CPU ,so he needs to get a AM2+/AM3 compatible mobo as he also needs to upgrade in the future the CPU.
As a rule the AM2+/AM3 mobos are DDR 2 only and AM3 mobos DDR3 only.
He will not be able to install that AM2+ CPU in a AM3 only mobo as the controller doesn t know DDR 3.
As that CPU is very HOT and it s rated 125W he should get a quality mobo.Something like MSI 790XT-G45 is out of the question.
Quite hard to find a proper mobo for what he needs now.
   
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post #5 of 11
AM3 cpu can be put in a AM2/AM2+ mobo, but an AM2/AM2+ cpu can't be put in an AM3 mobo.
ASRock K10N78M-PRO is a good mobo for stock speed.
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dromihetes View Post
An Athlon X2 6400 is a DDR 2 CPU ,so he needs to get a AM2+/AM3 compatible mobo as he also needs to upgrade in the future the CPU.
As a rule the AM2+/AM3 mobos are DDR 2 only and AM3 mobos DDR3 only.
He will not be able to install that AM2+ CPU in a AM3 only mobo as the controller doesn t know DDR 3.
As that CPU is very HOT and it s rated 125W he should get a quality mobo.Something like MSI 790XT-G45 is out of the question.
Quite hard to find a proper mobo for what he needs now.
learn something new every day dont listen to me op, im just an old intel dog.
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post #7 of 11
Is that AsRock a 2+1 phase with no heatsink ?!
If it is i doubt it will hold for some months a 6400+ properly ,even if the CPU support page says it is supported.
A X2 6400+ is very hungry and heats up like hell.
Isn t there something better from AsRock ?!
   
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post #8 of 11
This one would do the job and allow you to run your current ram.

ASUS M4A785-M
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post #9 of 11
The ASRock is a 3+1 phase unsinked. Quite worrying considering a 125W processor, though I don't believe that dual cores are nearly as heavy on the actual power usage as (newer) quad core counterparts.

I agree with the M4A785-M - if you can wait for it to go back in stock at Geeks, it's pretty cheap there
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Just found this one: Jetway Hummer Good deal as it uses DDR2 or DDR3 depending on what processor is being used. It is being sold directly by Jetway.
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