uzayr99

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Just a quick question , I'm going to upgrade my CPU to the AMD FX 4170. Its socket is AM3+. I ran Cpu-Z and the socket of my current CPU is AM3 (938) this means i can upgrade to the processor right?
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Any help appreciated
 
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You might be able to upgrade the CPU.

Best thing: go to motherboard manufacturer's website for supported CPU list. It will also tell you if you need to update the BIOS in order to use the CPU you want.

electrontau

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You might be able to upgrade the CPU.

Best thing: go to motherboard manufacturer's website for supported CPU list. It will also tell you if you need to update the BIOS in order to use the CPU you want.
 
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uzayr99

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So i found my motherboard on the site:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=N68C-S%20UCC&cat=Specifications

it says it supports up to 95W Socket AM3 processors and then lists these: AMD Phenom™ II X6 / X4 / X3 / X2 / Athlon II X4 / X3 / X2 / Sempron processors

But it's not on this list
http://www.asrock.com/mb/cpu.asp?Model=N68C-S%20UCC
Being the Supported CPU's

So i'm assuming i can't use it , if so any suggestions of a proccessor better than the current one i have ( amd athlon ii X2 250) @ 3ghz) for around £120

Thanks for the replys