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post #11 of 19
Assuming the chip is a model number:HDX920XCGIBOX then it will not work, he's bought the wrong chip.
He needs a 950 or higher to run on the AM3 board.
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What is he going to do for ram?

I am guessing he is going to be reusing the CD/DVD from the old machine, but what about an OS?

Is he planning on rocking his old Hard drive as well?
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post #13 of 19
Anything with a 9X5 will run on an AM3 board
But anything 125W won't run safely on that board with the low quality 3+1 phase

If he wants the new CPU route go with this as it is 95W
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Update: He exchanged some parts
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post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by allikat View Post
Assuming the chip is a model number:HDX920XCGIBOX then it will not work, he's bought the wrong chip.
He needs a 950 or higher to run on the AM3 board.
Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Anything with a 9X5 will run on an AM3 board
But anything 125W won't run safely on that board with the low quality 3+1 phase

If he wants the new CPU route go with this as it is 95W
Yea he exchanged the CPU for a different one now


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Originally Posted by Fooliobass View Post
What is he going to do for ram?

I am guessing he is going to be reusing the CD/DVD from the old machine, but what about an OS?

Is he planning on rocking his old Hard drive as well?
He bought new ram and will be reusing the hdd, cd/dvd, and he already has W7 OS
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post #16 of 19
You should also invest in a 2x2GB DDR3 kit rather than 1x4GB, dual channel is a big benefit for same price
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
You should also invest in a 2x2GB DDR3 kit rather than 1x4GB, dual channel is a big benefit for same price
how big of a difference is 2x2gb vs 1x4gb?
he already bought the parts anyways
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post #18 of 19
Quote:
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how big of a difference is 2x2gb vs 1x4gb?
he already bought the parts anyways
At this point just buy another 1x4 kit and he wont worry about ram any time soon... be sure it matches though.
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post #19 of 19
Why ask us if it fits... if he already bought stuff...
Beats me...
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