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Can my mother support cpu/ram/gpu upgrade?

post #1 of 11
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My current motherboard info:
Motherboard: MSI MS-7388
Chipset: AMD 790X (RD780) + SB600
Bios date: 06/12/08
Bios version: V1.7
My current CPU, RAM & GPU info:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
4GB DDR2 SDRAM
ATI RADEON HD 4670 (RV730 XT)
I want to update to:
AMD Phenomâ„¢ II X6 1100T Black Edition CPU
8GB DDR3 SDRAM
Radeon HD 6970 2GB
Question 1: Can my motherboard/chipset support the upgrade to the new cpu?

Question 2: Will it support DDR3? (From what I've googled it looks like yes - just checking).

Question 3: Will it support the HD 6970?

Question 4: My bios date looks really old - where do I check to see if theres an update? It could be old since the motherboard is old and there havent been any updates - but its good to know where I go to check.
post #2 of 11
lol, if your mother brings home enough bacon, then yes she can support the upgrade lol.

on a serious note for bios updates go onto msi site and look up mb then check their support for it.
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post #3 of 11
It only supports AM2+ phenom series sorry but it doesn't support phenom-2 series :/
only supports ddr2..
ddr2 is still in use but maybe you should buy a new motherboard with AM3 or upper support and with ddr3 support for the future
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post #4 of 11
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Thats a shame .

How did you look up what the motherboard supported? Which website did you go to? Thanks for the help! Guess I need a new motherboard!
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Thats a shame .

How did you look up what the motherboard supported? Which website did you go to? Thanks for the help! Guess I need a new motherboard!
Just google your mobo's brand and model and click the producers website
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Can my mother support cpu/ram/gpu upgrade?
Depends, what version of mom do you have? I personally had to downgrade to MomOS 1.7, but other people have reported that they were able to get results with their mothers without downgrading her...let me know how it goes!!
post #7 of 11
Sorry to say but that board supports alot of cpus.

Look here:http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-MSI/K9...(MS-7388).html

That board will support that cpu.
Edited by Knika - 10/28/11 at 1:48pm
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post #8 of 11
My mom can't afford it.
post #9 of 11
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Ok so the exact motherboard I have is:
[CrossFire] MSI K9A2 CF-F AMD 790X CrossFire Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Dual Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB

I looked around a lot and found the following:
http://us.msi.com/product/mb/K9A2-CF...div=CPUSupport

Woohoo! Looks like I can run a lot of cpus! There is a warning that the board may not support > 95W cpus - so I think I'll get:

AMD Phenom II X6 1035T

Thanks everyone for the help!
post #10 of 11
The K9A2 CF uses a "known for failures" VRM setup so it should not be used with particularly high TDP processors or overclocked on. It was one of the first MSI AMD boards known for failures - many following AM2+ and AM3 boards had similarities in design and failure rates.
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