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Will Opteron 185 dual core work with MSI K8N Neo2?

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I'm currently running a MSI K8N Neo 2 board with a 3500+ Winchester processor, 2 gigs pc3200, NVidia 7800 GS AGP, & Windows XP Pro. I really don't want to have to replace my motherboard, processor and memory to upgrade. I did see an Opteron 185 dual core running at 2.6 ghz. Will this processor work with my board and will I see a big difference? Also, I saw an Athlon 64 x2 4600+ that runs at 2.4 ghz. It cost $100.00 more than the Opteron. Which is the better processor and why. Thanks! :whistling:
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Neil Jones

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You have a socket 939 board.
The Operton 185 is a 939 socket.

Opertons are mainly designed for servers, but there's nothing to stop them being used in a home environment, in fact I believe they overclock very nicely depending on the limits of the board you put them in.

According to MSI, your board will support a 4600x2 but not an Opteron 185.

Edited by Neil Jones, 08 April 2007 - 04:00 AM.

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