Biostar GEFORCE 6100 AM2 motherboard and a AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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  1. biscuitfeeder

    biscuitfeeder OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I have the Biostar GEFORCE 6100 AM2 motherboard and i want to purchase a AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ CPU to put in it but before i go and spend my hard earned money i just wanted to see if anyone on here can tell me if there would be any kind of compatibility issues? I have also seen that you can over-clock it quite a bit and was also wondering if anybody had any suggestions as far as CPU fans that should go on this monster CPU?

    Any help is much appreciated :classic:

    Thanks
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    it will mostly likely work, as long as you're sure you have an AM2 board. give us a model number and we can look it up and find out for sure or you can go to http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/mb/index.php to look up your board and find out for yourself.
     
  3. biscuitfeeder

    biscuitfeeder OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I checked and this appears to be the motherboard that is in my system: GEFORCE 6100-M9 SOCKET 939 Does this mean i have to use a 939 chip-set processor "only"?
     
  4. Arniestan1

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  5. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    The 939 doesn't refer to a chipset.
    It means you simply have to use a processor with 939 pins to fit the 939 holes on the CPU socket :)

    Looks like you're stuck with 4800+ as the maximum.
    I did try to find a BIOS update to increase this ceiling limit, but couldn't.
    You may have more luck though having more pertinent information to hand when you look.
    I hit a wall when presented with the following.

    http://www.biostar-usa.com/cpusupport939.asp#GEFORCE%206100-M9

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  6. biscuitfeeder

    biscuitfeeder OSNN One Post Wonder

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    So should just an AM 2 Processor work with this motherboard? I am thinking like this: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800 AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ 2.4ghZ(2400Mhz) Dual Core Socket AM2 L2 Cache:512KB x2 CMOS
     
  7. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    All AM2 CPU's are 940 pin count.

    If you are using a 939 pin count CPU, you won't be able to use a 940 pin CPU


    Heeter
     
  8. Taurus

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    make SURE you know which motherboard you have before buying a processor. a good way to do this is to look on the motherboard itself for a model printed in large print right on the board. like "GeForce6100-M7" for instance. or download CPU-Z from www.cpuid.com and run it. it will tell you under the Mainboard tab.