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Topic Title: 2.1GHz Phenom X3 8400 processor
Topic Summary: 2.1GHz Phenom X3 8400 processor works on Asus M2N68-LA??
Created On: 10/13/2008 01:24 AM
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 10/13/2008 01:24 AM
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Guitarman
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Unless I'm missing something, the Phenom X3 8400 is a 95Watt CPU that only works on Socket AM2+. It shouldn't be compatible with the Asus M2N68-LA motherboard because this is a Socket AM2 motherboard that accepts 65Watt Brisbane CPUs, However I found this and I'm wondering if this is true:

http://www.techreport.com/discussions.x/14575

How can a 95 Watt Phenom X3 8400 work on an Asus M2N68-LA Motherboard? Can anyone confirm if in fact it does or does not?? I asked this on the AMD Gaming forum but haven't received an answer yet. if this Phenom X3 8400 will work on my Asus M2N68-LA, I'll go that route instead of the Athlon 64X2 5600+ that I was looking at.


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 10/13/2008 01:29 AM
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Adam F
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According to asus it does

CPU support list

In fact it supports 140 watt and 125 watt CPU,s

Bios update needed.

how ever the bios is supplied by HP, compaq & Dell who use these boards. The only way to pull this off is finding a bios supporting it.

Compaq and HP have X4,s runing in some of these boards.

Edited: 10/13/2008 at 01:42 AM by Adam F
 10/13/2008 09:47 AM
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OMG!!!!!!!!

Dude, if I can find a bios update that will support the Phenom X3 8400, my gaming experience will become complete and total NIRVANA!!!!!!! I won't get hypertransport 3.0, but that is ok. 2.0 is fine with me. The added muscle of a Phenom will make music production and graphics production AWESOME experiences too!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you....

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"And miles to go before I sleep..."
Compaq Presario SR5113WM
Athlon 64 X2 (B) 3600+ 1.9 GHz (65W) 2GB Kingston (2X1GB) PC-5300
Sapphire Radeon HD 2600PRO PCI-e w/ 512mb DDR2
NSpire Q-QualitySeries 500 Watt PSU
Vista Business 32bit

Not being hamstrung by Intel? PRICELESS!!
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