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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎12-07-2009
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processor upgrade for a6863w HP Pavilion

About a month or so ago I inquired about what type of processor would be compatible with my pc.  I have the bios update that allows AM2+ motherboards support for AM3 processors, but I have a question on the type of processor.  The response I got was that I could go up to an AMD phenom II 945 95W processor, but after some searching around I saw that the hyper transports was 4000mhz.  My motherboard is listed at handling a max of 5200M/T's.  So I am sitting here thinking; Is 4000mhz the same as 4000M/T's??

 

Not sure on what I should purchase, I came across the AMD phenom II 720 triple core 95W  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103652&cm_re=amd_phenom_ii_x3-_-19-103-652-...

 

My confusion really set in when I saw the newegg listing had 4000mhz hypertransports, yet the microcenter listing has it at 2000mhz / 4000M/T's   http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0316182.

 

Why the 2 different listings in mhz?  I understand the 5.13 bios update makes my motherboard compatible with the AM3 processors, but I don't want to  purchase one and find out that the hypertransports were too high.

 

Thanks for any help.

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Honor Student
Posts: 4
Member Since: ‎12-07-2009
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Re: processor upgrade for a6863w HP Pavilion

Anyone know???  The whole M/T to MHZ thing is kinda cryptic to me.

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