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My GF has a Sempron LE-1300 AM2 cpu in her compaq pre built computer. I found the motherboards page and it list compatible upgrades but Im confused by the wording if it can take an AM3 cpu as long as its 95w or less or only AM2+ cpus 95w or less. Anyone?

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no am3 for that board...however you can probably get a cheap mobo combo with an am3 on the egg or something

Although that board will probably only do ddr2 as well i am guessing, so you would need memory as well
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no am3 for that board...however you can probably get a cheap mobo combo with an am3 on the egg or something

Although that board will probably only do ddr2 as well i am guessing, so you would need memory as well
Yeah, not upgrading motherboard and cpu, just cpu. Already have the DDR2 memory. Just trying to figure if any AM3 chips work with this board, as AM3 chips do support ddr2 memory, or only AM2 and AM2+ chips. Hard as hell to find those chips right now for a good price.
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Yeah, not upgrading motherboard and cpu, just cpu. Already have the DDR2 memory. Just trying to figure if any AM3 chips work with this board, as AM3 chips do support ddr2 memory, or only AM2 and AM2+ chips. Hard as hell to find those chips right now for a good price.
I always buy cheap CPU's that are AM2 or AM2+ from CompUSA/TigerDirect. They are pretty much the only AM2 sellers in the mass market that I could find. Maybe your lucky on Amazon or Ebay. What make and model is the PC ?
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post #5 of 5
it lists phenom 2 quad
only am2+ ones are 125w (920/940)

am3 cpu will work in most am2/am2+ boards
bios might need an update tho

are you near a microcenter?
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html
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