11 Replies Latest reply on Jul 29, 2016 3:18 PM by hardcoregames™

    Old motherboard

    ggrahamdiri

      Will an RX 480 work well with an old ASUS m4a79t motherboard and an AMD phenom II X2 395 processor? If no major system upgrade is necessary besides the monitor, I will buy one!

        • Re: Old motherboard
          black_zion

          That is not a valid processor, so no the RX 480 should not be your choice for an upgrade.

            • Re: Old motherboard
              ggrahamdiri

              Thanks for the quick reply! Sorry to be asking novice questions, but I am trying!!

               

              Can a processor upgrade with my motherboard do it? What processor would you recommend? My eyes really need a better video board!

               

              Gary

               

              Sent from my iPad

                • Re: Old motherboard
                  black_zion

                  That motherboard only support Phenom II and Athlon II processors, neither of which are manufactured any longer, so you are looking at a complete system update.

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                    • Re: Old motherboard
                      hardcoregames™

                      https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4A79T_Deluxe

                       

                      Actually the FX processors are supported

                        • Re: Old motherboard
                          black_zion

                          No, they're not. Athlon II, Phenom II, and Semptron only.

                           

                          https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4A79T_Deluxe/HelpDesk_CPU/

                           

                          M4A79T Deluxe

                          The following table shows the supported CPUs for this motherboard

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                          CPU Validated since PCB Validated since BIOS Note
                          Athlon IIX2 215(ADX215OCK22GQ),2.7GHz,512KB,rev.C2,65W,SocketAM3 ALL 1306 GO  
                          Athlon IIX2 225(ADX225OCK22GM),2.9GHz,512KB,rev.C3,65W,SocketAM3 ALL 3303 GO  
                          Athlon IIX2 235e(AD235EHDK23GQ),2.7GHz,1MB,rev.C2,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 1303 GO  
                          Athlon IIX2 240(ADX240OCK23GQ),2.8GHz,1MB,rev.C2,65W,SocketAM3 ALL 1103 GO  
                          Athlon IIX2 240e(AD240EHDK23GM),2.8GHz,1MB,rev.C3,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 3004 GO  
                          Athlon IIX2 240e(AD240EHDK23GQ),2.8GHz,1MB,rev.C2,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 0303 GO  
                          Athlon IIX2 245(ADX245OCK23GM),2.9GHz,1MB,rev.C2,65W,SocketAM3 ALL 2304 GO  
                          Athlon IIX2 245(ADX245OCK23GQ),2.9GHz,1MB,rev.C2,65W,SocketAM3 ALL 1103 GO  
                          Athlon IIX2 245e(AD245EHDK23GM),2.9GHz,1MB,rev.C3,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 3004 GO  
                          Athlon IIX2 250(ADX250OCK23GM),3.0GHz,1MB,rev.C3,65W,SocketAM3 ALL 2304 GO  
                          Athlon IIX2 250(ADX250OCK23GQ),3.0GHz,1MB,rev.C2,65W,SocketAM3 ALL 1103 GO  
                          Athlon IIX2 250e(AD250EHDK23GM),3.0GHz,1MB,rev.C3,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 3004 GO  
                          Athlon IIX2 255(ADX255OCK23GM),3.1GHz,512KB,rev.C3,65W,SocketAM3 ALL 2304 GO  
                          Athlon IIX2 255(ADX255OCK23GQ),3.1GHz,1MB,rev.C2,65W,SocketAM3 ALL 1306 GO  
                          Athlon IIX2 260(ADX260OCK23GM),3.2GHz,1MB,rev.C3,65W,SocketAM3 ALL 3004 GO  
                          Athlon IIX2 265(ADX265OCK23GM),3.3GHz,1MB,rev.C3,65W,SocketAM3 ALL 3303 GO  
                          Athlon IIX2 270(ADX270OCK23GM),3.4GHz,1MB,rev.C3,65W,SocketAM3 ALL 3303 GO  
                          Athlon IIX3 400e(AD400EHDK32GI),2.2GHz,512KB,rev.C2,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 0902 GO  
                          Athlon IIX3 405e(AD405EHDK32GI),2.3GHz,512KB,rev.C2,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 0902 GO  
                          Athlon IIX3 405e(AD405EHDK32GM),2.3GHz,512KB,rev.C3,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 2304 GO  
                          Athlon IIX3 420e(AD420EHDK32GM),2.6GHz,512KB,rev.C3,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 3303 GO  
                          Athlon IIX3 425( ADX425WFK32GI),2.7GHz,512KB,rev.C2,95W,SocketAM3 ALL 1303 GO  
                          Athlon IIX3 435( ADX435WFK32GI),2.9GHz,512KB,rev.C2,95W,SocketAM3 ALL 1303 GO  
                          Athlon IIX3 435( ADX435WFK32GM),2.9GHz,512KB,rev.C3,95W,SocketAM3 ALL 2304 GO  
                          Athlon IIX3 440( ADX440WFK32GI),3.0GHz,512KB,rev.C2,95W,SocketAM3 ALL 1801 GO  
                          Athlon IIX3 440( ADX440WFK32GM),3.0GHz,512KB,rev.C3,95W,SocketAM3 ALL 2304 GO  
                          Athlon IIX3 445( ADX445WFK32GM),3.1GHz,512KB,rev.C3,95W,SocketAM3 ALL 2304 GO  
                          Athlon IIX3 450(ADX450WFK32GM),3.2GHz,512KB,rev.C3,95W,SocketAM3 ALL 3303 GO  
                          Athlon IIX3 455(ADX455WFK32GM),3.3GHz,512KB,rev.C3,95W,SocketAM3 ALL 3303 GO  
                          Athlon IIX4 600e(AD600EHDK42GI),2.2GHz,512KB,rev.C2,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 0902 GO  
                          Athlon IIX4 605e(AD605EHDK42GI),2.3GHz,512KB,rev.C2,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 0902 GO  
                          Athlon IIX4 605e(AD605EHDK42GM),2.3GHz,512KB,rev.C3,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 2304 GO  
                          Athlon IIX4 610e(AD610EHDK42GM),2.4GHz,512KB,rev.C3,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 3004 GO  
                          Athlon IIX4 615e(AD615EHDK42GM),2.5GHz,512KB,rev.C3,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 3303 GO  
                          Athlon IIX4 620(ADX620WFK42GI),2.6GHz,512KB,rev.C2,95W,SocketAM3 ALL 1303 GO  
                          Athlon IIX4 630(ADX630WFK42GI),2.8GHz,512KB,rev.C3,95W,SocketAM3 ALL 1303 GO  
                          Athlon IIX4 630(ADX630WFK42GM),2.8GHz,512KB,rev.C3,95W,SocketAM3 ALL 2304 GO  
                          Athlon IIX4 635(ADX635WFK42GI),2.9GHz,512KB,rev.C2,95W,SocketAM3 ALL 1801 GO  
                          Athlon IIX4 635(ADX635WFK42GM),2.9GHz,512KB,rev.C3,95W,SocketAM3 ALL 2304 GO  
                          Athlon IIX4 640(ADX640WFK42GM),3.0GHz,512KB,rev.C3,95W,SocketAM3 ALL 2304 GO  
                          Athlon IIX4 645(ADX645WFK42GM),3.1GHz,512KB,rev.C3,95W,SocketAM3 ALL 3303 GO  
                          Athlon IIX4 650(ADX650WFK42GM),3.2GHz,512KB,rev.C3,95W,SocketAM3 ALL 3303 GO  
                          Athlon X2 5200+(GM),2.3GHz,1MB,rev.C3,65W,AD5200OCK22GM,SocketAM3 ALL 3303 GO  
                          Phenom IIX2 545 (HDX545WFK2DGI),3.0GHz,80W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Dual-Core ALL 1004 GO  
                          Phenom IIX2 545( HDX545WFK2DGM),3.0GHz,512KB,rev.C3,80W,SocketAM3 ALL 2002 GO  
                          Phenom IIX2 550 (HDZ550WFK2DGI),3.1GHz,80W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Dual-Core ALL 1004 GO  
                          Phenom IIX2 550( HDX550WFK2DGM),3.1GHz,512KB,rev.C3,80W,SocketAM3 ALL 2002 GO  
                          Phenom IIX2 555( HDZ555WFK2DGM),3.2GHz,512KB,rev.C3,80W,SocketAM3 ALL 2002 GO  
                          Phenom IIX2 560(HDZ560WFK2DGM),3.3GHz,512KB,rev.C3,80W,SocketAM3 ALL 3303 GO  
                          Phenom IIX2 565(HDZ565WFK2DGM),3.4GHz,512KB,rev.C3,80W,SocketAM3 ALL 3303 GO  
                          Phenom IIX2 570(HDZ570WFK2DGM),3.5GHz,512KB,rev.C3,80W,SocketAM3 ALL 3303 GO  
                          Phenom IIX3 700e (HD700EOCK3DGI),2.4GHz,65W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Triple-Core ALL 1004 GO  
                          Phenom IIX3 705e (HD705EOCK3DGI),2.5GHz,65W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Triple-Core ALL 1004 GO  
                          Phenom IIX3 710 (HDX710WFK3DGI),2.6GHz,95W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Triple-Core ALL 0701 GO  
                          Phenom IIX3 720 (HDX720WFK3DGI),2.8GHz,95W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Triple-Core ALL 1202 GO  
                          Phenom IIX3 720 (HDZ720WFK3DGI),2.8GHz,95W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Triple-Core ALL 0701 GO  
                          Phenom IIX3 740 (HDZ740WFK3DGI),3.0GHz,95W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Triple-Core ALL 1103 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 805 (HDX805WFK4FGI),2.5GHz,95W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 0701 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 810 (HDX810WFK4FGI),2.6GHz,95W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 0701 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 820 (HDX820WFK4FGI),2.8GHz,95W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 1202 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 840 (HDX840WFK42GM),3.2GHz,95W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 3303 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 900e (HD900EOCK4DGI),2.4GHz,65W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 1004 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 905e (HD905EOCK4DGI),2.5GHz,65W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 1004 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 905e (HD905EOCK4DGM),2.5GHz,65W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 3303 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 910 (HDX910WFK4DGI),2.6GHz,95W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 0701 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 910E(HD910EOCK4DGM),2.6GHz,65W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 2002 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 925 (HDX925WFK4DGI),2.8GHz,95W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 0701 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 925 (HDX925WFK4DGM),2.8GHz,95W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 2002 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 945 (HDX945FBK4DGI),3.0GHz,125W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 0902 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 945 (HDX945WFK4DGI),3.0GHz,2048KB,95W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 1103 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 945 (HDX945WFK4DGM),3.0GHz,2048KB,95W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 2002 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 955 (HDX955FBK4DGI),3.2GHz,125W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 1303 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 955 (HDX955FBK4DGM),3.2GHz,125W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 2002 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 955 (HDX955WFK4DGM),3.2GHz,95W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 3004 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 955 (HDZ955FBK4DGI),3.2GHz,125W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 0902 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 955 (HDZ955FBK4DGM),3.2GHz,125W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 2205 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 960 (HDX960WFK4DGM),3.3GHz,95W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 3303 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 965 (HDZ965FBK4DGI),3.4GHz,140W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 1303 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 965 (HDZ965FBK4DGM),3.4GHz,125W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 2002 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 970 (HDZ970FBK4DGM),3.5GHz,125W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 3303 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 975 (HDZ975FBK4DGM),3.6GHz,125W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 3303 GO  
                          Phenom IIX4 980 (HDZ980FBK4DGM),3.7GHz,125W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core ALL 3303 GO  
                          Phenom IIX6 1035T(HDT35TWFK6DGR),2.6GHz,95W,rev.E0,SocketAM3,6-Core ALL 3107 GO  
                          Phenom IIX6 1045T(HDT45TWFK6DGR),2.7GHz,95W,rev.E0,SocketAM3,6-Core ALL 3303 GO  
                          Phenom IIX6 1055T(HDT55TFBK6DGR),2.8GHz,125W,rev.E0,SocketAM3,6-Core ALL 3107 GO  
                          Phenom IIX6 1055T(HDT55TWFK6DGR),2.8GHz,125W,rev.E0,SocketAM3,6-Core ALL 3107 GO  
                          Phenom IIX6 1065T(HDT65TWFK6DGR),2.9GHz,95W,rev.E0,SocketAM3,6-Core ALL 3303 GO  
                          Phenom IIX6 1075T(HDT75TFBK6DGR),3.0GHz,125W,rev.E0,SocketAM3,6-Core ALL 3303 GO  
                          Phenom IIX6 1090T(HDT90ZFBK6DGR),3.2GHz,125W,rev.E0,SocketAM3,6-Core ALL 3107 GO  
                          Phenom IIX6 1100T(HDE00ZFBK6DGR),3.3GHz,125W,rev.E0,SocketAM3,6-Core ALL 3303 GO  
                          Sempron 140,SDX140HBK13GQ,2.7GHz,1024K,rev.C2,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 1306 GO  
                          Sempron 145,SDX145HBK13GM,2.8GHz,1024K,rev.C3,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 3004 GO  
                          Sempron X2 180,SDX180HDK22GM,2.4GHz,512Kx2,rev.C3,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 3303 GO  
                          Sempron X2 190,SDX190HDK22GM,2.5GHz,512Kx2,rev.C3,45W,SocketAM3 ALL 3503 GO
                  • Re: Old motherboard
                    hardcoregames™

                    The old X2 CPU will work hard to keep up with the RX 480. Given you have an AM3 board, grabbing the popular FX-6300 CPU would go far to perking your box.