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pols999

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Hello!

Some time ago mine motherboard broke... So now i want to get new, without changing any other parts.

Is it available to use this motehrboard and add to it mine old components:
video card Radeon HD6670 PCI-Express 2.1 (1024MB)
processor - AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5200+(socket AM2)
DDR2 ram (2 cards, both 2GB)?

At the moment I am using ASUS M2A-VM motherboard (very old one :D).

Thanks for information,

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iammykyl

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Gday pols999< Posted Image

This is your MB, AMD Socket AM2+/AM2 > http://www.asus.com/...#specifications
Your proposed replacement MB is Asrock N68C-GS FX Socket AM3+. > http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/N68C-GS%20FX/?cat=Specifications It is not compatible with your CPU.
Your are very limited for a replacement, this may be suitable but needs to be confirmed for the specifications of the RAM you already have,
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157274&IsVirtualParent=1
Brand and specifications for the RAM please.
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There are ifno about RAM, dunno is it right... but smth :)
At the moment only 1 RAM, but second is fully similar (so in the end i have 2xRAMs 2GB).

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P.S. Between if that MB is not compatible with AM2, why in its specifications is written:
"- Support for Socket AM2+ / AM2 processors: AMD Phenom™ FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core / Athlon X2 Dual-Core / Athlon 64 / Sempron processor"

Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core... Same as mine.

P.S.2. It seems that it will be hard to find just new motherboard for me... :(
Then, if I would change some more pieces of computer:
CPU,
MB,
RAM
would they go together?

Edited by pols999, 26 March 2013 - 10:11 AM.

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iammykyl

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Gday, thanks for the update.

P.S. Between if that MB is not compatible with AM2, why in its specifications is written:
"- Support for Socket AM2+ / AM2 processors: AMD Phenom™ FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core / Athlon X2 Dual-Core / Athlon 64 / Sempron processor"



Yes, , it does support your CPU. Sorry for my misinformation.
What through my searching of was trying for an exact match including the + (Dual Core 5200+)
Your CPU came up ADA5200IAA6CZ TPD 89w Windsor 2600MHz 1000MHz 512kb x 2 Stepping F3
MB ADO5200IAA5DO 65WBrisbane2700MHz1000MHz512KB x2G2
ADA5200IAA6CZ89WWindsor2600MHz1000MHz1MB x2

The RAM will be OK, matches the required specs, You can find the CPU/RAM QVL from this page, also can download the User Manual. > http://www.asrock.co...=Specifications

Spending a small amount for the MB and transferring your parts is worth doing but changing other parts is not worth it, you would still end up with old, out of date platform.
You would get better performance running with 2 sticks of RAM.
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Okay... Thank you for information. Will buy just new MB at the moment and live with it. :)
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When swapping the CPU over to the new MB, you will need to completely remove the old thermal paste from the surfaces of both the heat-sink and CPU. Do not use any petroleum based fluids, nail varnish, metal scraper or razor blade.
I use 98% pure Isopropyl Alcohol or you can get a kit like this, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835100010
Some new thermal paste, this one is electrically non conductive, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835186038

If you need more help or instructions, let us know.
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