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As far as I can tell yes.
    
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Originally Posted by Ishutani View Post
they do ship to vancouver BC right?
Yes. They may even have a store location where you can go in and buy stuff/pick up.
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You've got a HP system, right?

So you're Mobo seems to be a M2N68-LA (Narra3), and it seemingly supports only up to 95w Processors.
https://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx...Language=en-us

It apparently works with a Phenom II x4 945 @3.0GHz, CPU-Z reports it as is it, but POST shows it as "AMD Model Unknown" or something, but works fine regardless.

Someone tried a 965, but it ran at 800MHz and "felt like it was running on a single core or something" lol.

Dunno about BIOS updates, Asus don't do the BIOS or anything for it, as although it's manufactured by them, it is a HP board, so it probably has their EEPROM.
EDIT:-What BIOS are you running curently? (If you download CPU-Z, it'll show you on the Mainboard Tab)

The 945 C3 (HDX945WFK4DGM) should run at a slightly lower voltage than the C2 (HDX945WFK4DGI), so maybe a little less heat, but as you'll likely not be OCing it, then get either the C2 or C3, just make sure it's the 95w (part no. listed in brackets).

Phenom II 925's (both revisions are 95w) run at 2.8, and should also run fine in it, costing a little less than their 945 counterpart.

I went from an 8450 to essentially the same chip (unlocked 545), the speed increase is very noticeable. I love this chip, only thing I can knock is the OCing aspect of a C2 being slightly lower than a C3 in general, and the locked Multi from a non-BE.

Recoding is more than twice as fast (2.5GHz 8450/3.0GHz x4 545), takes 18 minutes for Nero to make a DVD for my little girls, used to take 45-60mins.
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I will recommend the phenom II x2 555...i have it and well its a great cheap chip...come 3.2ghz and mine is capable of 4.5ghz but i run it at a 1ghz overclock and is solid as a rock...pairing it with the cooler master hyper 212+ best $130 ever spent could not be happier, plus its only a 80w processor
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I will recommend the phenom II x2 555...i have it and well its a great cheap chip...come 3.2ghz and mine is capable of 4.5ghz but i run it at a 1ghz overclock and is solid as a rock...pairing it with the cooler master hyper 212+ best $130 ever spent could not be happier, plus its only a 80w processor
I also can't disagree with this, I was only suggesting the best you'd be able to use, and while the X4's have dropped in price recently, the 555 is (using Newegg's pricing examples) $35 cheaper than a 925, and $45 cheaper than a 945.

Here's a comparison between your 8450 and the 555:-
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/120?vs=26

As you can see, the 555 outperforms it at stock by a nice amount, the 8450 will probably reach a high of 2.8 OC'd, some have reached 3.0GHz, but it's a warm chip anyway, and'll eat volts to do it.
You should be able to OC the 555 to 3.6 on low volts too, keep it under 1.39v with your Mobo and you'll be golden.
 
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Phoenix Award BIOS its locked ;w; OCing is out of the question

05/02/2008-MCP61P-NARRA3-00
Phoenix Technologies LTD v5.13

i dunno how to unlock a BIOS either
i think i cant o-o?
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