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Dear all

hey guys
I have the motherboard asus M2npv-vm(http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2/M2NPVVM/) which currently has amd athlon 3800+ installed on it and is quite because of which I am not able to run any of the new games. I have 4GD of DDR2 ram installed and recently bought a AMD 6670 GDDR5 graphics card. So my cpu is being a bottle neck

The problem is the highest supported cpu for that motherboard is amd phenom II x4 945 which I cannot find anywhere.I live in Chennai, India.The only available is amd phenom II x4 960() which is not listed so I do not know if I can buy or not. There are no return policies where I live so can anyone help me confirm if that cpu will work on my motherboard. The cpu I want to buy is (http://www.flipkart.com/amd-3-3-ghz-am3-phenom-ii-960-processor/p/itmd2rysgmxrhzha?pid=PSRD2RYRXRSDZQVF&_l=ineB3Kyiu02T_PtJD990Ug--&_r=gzcrkIZjlLiKJewm8ZEofw--&ref=5edc5f04-c786-4b28-b17b-6a23cd05bdaf)

any help is appreciated
bootstrap
post #2 of 6
960t is not supported for your motherboard. The best chips for that board are as follows

1. Phenom II 945 x4 3.0GHz
2. Phenom II 925 x4 or Phenom II 820 x4 2.8GHz (Basically the same chip.)
3. Phenom II 740 x3 3.0GHz
4. Phenom II 715 x3 2.8GHz
5. Athlon II 640 x4 3.0GHz (No L3 cache so x3's may fair better in games.)
6. Athlon II 635 x4 2.9GHz (No L3 cache so x3's may fair better in games.)

I also noticed that the mobo you linked didn't seem to have core unlocker so making the x3's into x4's maybe out of the question but they still may perform better than the Athlon's under some gaming scenarios.
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thanks cmac68.. just one more thing. Could you tell me AMD Phenom II 64 X 4 840 CPU 3.2GHZ 2MB L2 CACHE 95W will work on it and if its a better option than Athlon II 640 x4 3.0GHz. Because those are the only two I can find around here.

thanks
bootstrap
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Hi i can help you out with that. The 840 is not supported on your board. The 820 however is and it would perform better then the Athlon II 640 due to it's L3 cache, hope this helps! biggrin.gif

P.S.

The 840 does not have an l3 cache, it's basically an Athlon II with a 3.2ghz clock speed (fastest Athlon ii that i can find is 3.1ghz, i think that's why they called it a phenom. May be wrong but appears so.)
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thanks for the help cannon

So I guess I am stuck with Athlon II 640 then.I will place my order now.

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Edited by bootstrap1987 - 2/18/12 at 10:02pm
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42gm is without the stock cooler
box is with stock cooler.
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