Issues with putting together an older AMD set-up

silversmithy

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I have asked for help before on this project, and before I scrap the whole thing need to make sure I am not missing something. Due to my budget I have been trying to use what parts I have to put together an older school set up mainly for older games and internet use. I have an Asus M2N-e MB, a Phenom II x4 965 BE and a Corsair 650TX PSU. I downloaded the newest Bios from Asus for this board(5001) into my documents and extracted it (unzipped it)? Been a while since I did this so bear with me. I cleaned the CPU cap, and tinted it and put the heat sink on. When I fire it up the case fans all come on and then turn off after 3 seconds and that's it. I realize that technically this CPU is not listed as one that has been verified to work, but searching the internet I have found others claiming it did. I figured that it did not work due to wattage issue but have heard that the m2n-e can support a 125 watt CPU. Did I not do something all the way with the Bios, and or are others just flat out wrong about this CPU actually working with this set-up. Also should note that the PSU is in excellent working order so it's above suspicion. Sorry for the long story, and thanks.
 

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motherboard compatible cpu list : http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-ASUS/M2N-E.html
indicates Phenom II X4 650 being the higest you can go.

Asus web site specifications : https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/M2NE/specifications/
indicate this will Support AMD® Socket AM2+/ AM2

Amd Web Site on Phenom processors http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/processors/desktop/phenom-ii#
clearly list the Phenom II x4 965 as an AM3 CPU

Sorry it just wont work, like putting an LGA771 into an LGA 775 Die on the Intel side, Internet reports it works..
Just not in the cards, not without a conversion kit perhaps... maybe that is what your missing in your equation?

 

The Paladin

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motherboard compatible cpu list : http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-ASUS/M2N-E.html
indicates Phenom II X4 650 being the higest you can go.

Asus web site specifications : https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/M2NE/specifications/
indicate this will Support AMD® Socket AM2+/ AM2

Amd Web Site on Phenom processors http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/processors/desktop/phenom-ii#
clearly list the Phenom II x4 965 as an AM3 CPU

Sorry it just wont work, like putting an LGA771 into an LGA 775 Die on the Intel side, Internet reports it works..
Just not in the cards, not without a conversion kit perhaps... maybe that is what your missing in your equation?

 

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