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I currently have an Athlon 64 x2 6000+ and a HD4850 on a Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 motherboard.

I plan on upgrading to a Phenom II 955 C3.

Will my current PSU, a Fortron 400PNF, be able to hold that?
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Originally Posted by blenton View Post
I currently have an Athlon 64 x2 6000+ and a HD4850 on a Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 motherboard.

I plan on upgrading to a Phenom II 955 C3.

Will my current PSU, a Fortron 400PNF, be able to hold that?
Yes your PSU should hold up quite well but I'm afraid your motherboard doesn't support Socket AM3 CPUs...

Motherboard product link: >LINK<
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what else is the psu running? if its just 1 or 2 HDD, you'll be fine.
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what else is the psu running? if its just 1 or 2 HDD, you'll be fine.
2 HDDs and 2 12cm vents.
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Yes your PSU should hold up quite well but I'm afraid your motherboard doesn't support Socket AM3 CPUs...

Motherboard product link: >LINK<
I think it will work. That mobo looks familiar to my old one that FedEx decided to do their best Jackie Chan impression with. I will check the model when I get home. All I had to do was do a BIOS update and it worked great.

EDIT: Mine was the DS5. Hopefully that had a similar BIOS update. Newegg order history
    
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Yes your PSU should hold up quite well but I'm afraid your motherboard doesn't support Socket AM3 CPUs...

Motherboard product link: >LINK<
According to the Gigabyte website it will. Here's the link. Will take an 1100T according to the CPU support list. Should be fine on the PSU though I would consider a 650 or so if you plan on upgrading video card to something more powerful down the road.
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Nevermind, newegg has their information wrong. The gigabyte website says it supports AM3 so you're good to go.

Gigabyte website: >LINK<

EDIT: I was ninja'd ^
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Thanks for all the input guys
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