CPU Upgrade [Acer M3201]

Discussion in 'Acer' started by bhstr99, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. bhstr99


    Apr 11, 2012
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    Hi I want to upgrade my CPU from my current AMD Phenom 9150e 1.8GHz Quad Core

    To AMD Phenom II X4 850 Sk AM3 3.3Ghz
    http://www.byhunt.co.uk/tech/index.php? ... t_id=32059

    I've updated my BIOS to the latest here is a CPU-Z picture

    And my current CPU is AM2+ and I believe AM3 cpus support AM2+ right?

    And this is any files/manuals that you might need to check:
    Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Desktop / Aspire / Aspire M3201

    Acer Support: AspireM3201*Acer Aspire M3201 Desktop Series

    Today i tried an AMD Phenom 960T but I got a mismatch error this maybe due to the fact that the CPU can support 6 Cores and my motherboard cant..
    bhstr99, Apr 11, 2012
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  2. bhstr99

    Swarvey Moderator

    Dec 3, 2009
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    Hi, AM2+ motherboards only support certain AM3 CPU's. You will need to check out the motherboard manufacturers website for a CPU support list. My Gigabyte AM2+ board is currently running a Phenom 9750 Quad Core black edition, but there aren't too many AM3 CPU's I can go and install in it's place.
    Swarvey, Apr 12, 2012
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