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Thread: AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz AM2+ upgrade question

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    AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz AM2+ upgrade question

    I am planning to upgrade my CPU (presently having AMD Athlon x2 7550 2.50GHz AM2+) on my computer because it s not satisfy my needs. I am using some graphical software which is not working smooth with this CPU. Also planning to start game development which i don't think will be possible on my current processor. As of now my first preference is to go with AMD phenom II X4 920 2.8 GHZ AM2+ processor. So, I want know that will this CPU work on my older motherboard or should I need to change the motherboard as well.

    If anyone have proper knowledge of CPU and Motherboard Compatibility than please help me out. For you reference, below are my current specifications:

    • Motherboard: MSI DKA790GX Platinum (MS-7550)
    • Current CPU: AMD Athlon x2 7550 2.50GHz AM2+
    • RAM: Kingston 2 x 2GB DDR2 RAM
    • Hard disk: Seagate 500 GB 7200RPM SATA II
    • PSU: VIP 400W genuine PSU

    Thanks in Advance.

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    Re: AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz AM2+ upgrade question

    CPU compatibility and performance totally depends on motherboard and BIOS support. MSI DKA790GX Platinum (MS-7550) Is AM2+ series motherboard and AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz has AM2+ socket. So, I think it will surely work on your mobo. But it is very older series so I guess you wonít be getting very good CPU performance on this board.

    Hence, as you are chaging the CPU, Iíll recommend you to also change the board and RAM to get the proper output of you new processor. Because AMD Phenom II X4 920 CPU give great Output with newer series motherboard and DDR3 RAM. This is my suggestion, rest all depend on you but if you will upgrade everything together it will be good if you donít have budget problem.

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