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Hi here friends,
My mother has an Asus Essentio CM1630 desktop and I was looking around for cheap cpu upgrades. Any advice on this? I have been looking around online and haven't found definitive compatibility lists and what not.
It currently has the stock Athlon x2 220 I believe.
   
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You need to find out what motherboard she have. The look for CPU upgrades for that motherboard.
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Right on, will do. I did just use CPU-Z, and it shows the motherboard's model as the model of the pc "CM1630", which isn't very helpful. so I will have to physically get her to open the case and tell me what it is, lol. smile.gif I think my mom is up for it. thumb.gif
   
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Quote:
Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

You need to find out what motherboard she have. The look for CPU upgrades for that motherboard.
After some searching, it seems that the Asus CM1630 motherboard is an equivalent of the Asus M4A78LT-M motherboard.

Here's the cpu support chart.
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4A78LTM/HelpDesk_CPU/

I downloaded the 0802 bios for this board, but the Asus update app doesn't see the compatibility between this BIOS and the MODEL: M4A78LT-M(CM1630) which shows up in the Asus Update Check BIOS Information app....

so I may be stuck with 0801 bios cpu update options, although it looks like 0801 cpu support did not change with the 0802 bios revision. I do wonder what stability improvements the 0802 bios update brought, but I don't want to brick my mom's computer :haha:.

Would it be worth it and is there a way for to force the 0802 BIOS on this board?
Edited by Bigceeloc - 5/30/16 at 5:10am
   
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I'm going to try to stick a Phenom II 960T in there and see what happens. smile.gif
   
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Alright! That Phenon II 960T booted up just fine in my CM1630. No BIOS update needed for me.thumb.gif
Just a note, I did use a different aftermarket heatsink as well since the tdp jumped up to 107w from 65w.
   
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