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Neo31801

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Yes I am back again and as usual ...seriously confused

I am shopping for a new mother board and I am stumped when it comes to choosing a CPU type.

I have an Athlon 64 X2 dual core 5000+ that I would like to continue to use until i get the funds for a Phenom II X4 955
Black Edition.

I am going to go with a AM2/AM2+/AM socket mobo so I can re use my current CPU and later upgrade to the AM3 CPU, now heres where I get lost...

heres a list of the options I can choose from:

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can i choose an Athlon X2 or an Athlon 64 or since my CPU is an Athlon 64X2 does it have to be an Athlon 64 X2

Am I looking for a socket that doesn't exist?

Once again thanks in advance
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AFAICT, your current CPU is Socket AM2+. Many motherboards supporting both AM2+/AM3 processors are "not of the highest quality". The Asus M4N72-E looks pretty good to me.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131367


If you wait to purchase a Socket AM3 only motherboard, you have plenty more choices of good quality.
http://www.newegg.co.......78&name=AM3
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You may be able to unlock cores of any of the following, with the right motherboard and BIOS version:
* AMD Phenom II X2 550BE
* AMD Phenom II X2 555BE
* AMD Phenom II X3 720BE

Just a thought.
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thanks for the input, but i guess i should have mentioned that i will be reusing my DDR2 memory (tryin to keep a budget here lol) and none of the AM3 socket boards that I see support DDR2


i may have confused my original question...is an Athlon 64 x2 a specific name or would it fall under a "generic" name of Athlon 64/Athlon x2
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The Asus M4N72-E I linked to above supports DDR2.


http://en.wikipedia....ki/Athlon_64_X2
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