Is AMD Athlon II X2 B26 AM3 Compatible?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by Clawedge, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Clawedge

    Clawedge Ancient Guru

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    is the above mentioned chip compatible with this asus motherboard?

    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4A87TDUSB3/

    its not on the cpu support list, but even if its pin compatible, will there be a bios warning of an incompatible cpu installed? :3eyes:
     
  2. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    It wont fit. The B26 is a Socket A CPU
     
  3. Pill Monster

    Pill Monster Banned

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    Athlon II's are AM3 dude.

    Socket A was Athlon XP and they were all single core.


    It has Regor core just like any other Athlon II, and is only 65w.

    There's no reason it shouldn't work even if it's not listed.
     
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  4. Clawedge

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  5. PhazeDelta1

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    Well sh!t. My bad, I always get those mixed up. :bonk:
     
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    Athlon II X2 B26 is pin compatible....but that doesn't mean the board will run it.
     
  7. Pill Monster

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    Doesn't mean it won't either.
    Apart from lower TDP it's the same as any other Athlon II X2, there is no reason for it not to work.
     
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    Quite true. Manufacturers don't always update compatibility lists for every product they offer either...
     
  9. Clawedge

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    hmm. thats the dilemma ...

    should i risk it? i want to buy a chip off ebay, there is no retuns though
     
  10. Pill Monster

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    Is it for the rig in your profile? Why do you want a dual core with a locked multi and no L3?
     

  11. blitz72

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    You can always send an email to them(if your still not sure, but it should be compatible). They will tell you. I had to do that with a CPU with my last mb. They were quick to answer.


    ---Blitz
     
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  12. dk_lightning

    dk_lightning Maha Guru

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    the B26 Chip is not in the CPU support list for that mobo so it prob wont work
     
  13. Clawedge

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    pill - its not that system, looking to build an el cheapo entry level gaming rig

    blitz - aution ends in a few hours, doubt they will reply by then
     
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    A Phenom II would be better.
     
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    Just thought id let you guys know, bought a b26, installed it on an asus m4a87td, and all good.
     

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    Nice. :)
     

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