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If you do run an AM2+ processor in a AM2 board, the processor won't be used to its full potential. New chipsets and sockets are created to get the full potential out of the processor and a BIOS update can't get around that.


You'll have to check the Acer website to find any BIOS updates to your motherboard that add AM2+ compatibility.
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the computer says:
Model: Aspire x1200
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would I be better off going with a dual 3.2 AM2
or
a quad AM2+?
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post #14 of 34
You're in luck, they have BIOS updates for that model available for download in the support section of their website.

No reason not to get a quad.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DevilGear44 View Post
I have my doubts an OEM would release a BIOS update for AM2+ compatibility...

Can we get the exact model of the computer?
I looked up your PC case devilgear44, thats really cool.

where did you find something like that?
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post #16 of 34
Even if it DOES work, it might blow because the mosfets might not be able to handle a higher wattage cpu.
    
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post #17 of 34
they are compatible, (AM2 MB CAN run AM2+ and AM3 CPUs)
you just need to make sure your MB have an adequate bios, some MBs unfortunately don't have any bios released with this compatibility,

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Even if it DOES work, it might blow because the mosfets might not be able to handle a higher wattage cpu.


there are many 65/95w or less TDP AM3/AM2+ CPUs, also AM2 had the power hungry 125w TDP X2 6400+.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shomiyamu! View Post
Even if it DOES work, it might blow because the mosfets might not be able to handle a higher wattage cpu.
This is true, be sure to get a 95W model.
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post #19 of 34
You would be much better off with a quad core AM2+, just make sure you update the BIOS before installing the new processor, and make sure those updates include AM2+ compatibility with your processor you are purchasing.
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post #20 of 34
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The heat sink of this this TINY pc is not the greatest, the process idles @40 ish and under load get to 58-60 ish how would that do on a quad?

Also haircut would you be willing to send me the link for the bios update?
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