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post #1 of 10
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hey guys this may be a really noob question, but I can't find a downright answer to it. I have an FX55, will that work with AM2 sockets to move up to DDR2 ram? Thanks, just got it, probably should have just done it to begin with but oh well.
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Of course not, AM2 is a different socket and thus you can't even fit that FX in, not to mention getting it up and running.
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post #3 of 10
No. It's Socket 939, and will only work with Socket 939 motherboards and DDR RAM.
post #4 of 10
It sounds like you have a Socket 939 FX55 (not sure if they made AM2 ones lol)

You won't be able to put it in an AM2 board, sorry.
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post #5 of 10
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OK because on newegg it shows compatibilty with Athlon FX chips on the mobos. And I was sure it was different.
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post #6 of 10
There is no AM2 FX-55 as far as I know (I could be wrong). A 939 FX-55, or any 939 chip for that matter, will not work in a socket AM2 board. AM2 is physically different and uses DDR-2.
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OK because on newegg it shows compatibilty with Athlon FX chips on the mobos. And I was sure it was different.
They mean the AM2 FX series, like the FX62
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post #8 of 10
I think since AMD CPUs have the on-die memory controller, you can only use the type of RAM (DDR or DDR2) designated for that type of processor. I've seen intel boards that support both DDR and DDR2 because they do not have an on-die RAM controller.
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Thanks for the help. I haven't looked into the other fx processors. MODS CAN DELETE!!
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post #10 of 10
I think the only FX processor for AM2 is the FX-62. And that's way too expensive for the performance you get out it.
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