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need help finding best processor for a780gm-m3

Question asked by scottkaltbier on Nov 22, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 23, 2018 by elstaci

I have this motherboard.

ECS > A780GM-M3 (V1.0)

I also attached the manual to help speed up your helping me.

Its an old board. I am having trouble figuring out a best processor and memory fit.

I have searched but the sellers are not assuring me that the processor and memory will work and tell me I must check this myself.

It says in the manual that the board specs says it supports (I have updated BIOS to latest version to support x4 core processors)  x4 core  AMD PhenomTM  processor (socket AM2+)/AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 Quad-Core/AthlonTM 64/SempronTM processors.

I am looking for the fastest that clocks at the same 1066mhz as the memory I would want to install.

I find 2.2mhz, 2.3mhz, 2.5mhz, 2.8mhz, and 3.0mhz processors.

The specs say board supports CPU up to 95w so how does this translate to mhz?

Is there a formula?


If someone could advise me on a AMD socket AM2+/AM2 processor and memory x2 8gb 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM 1066mhz with Dualchannel architecture, I would be grateful.


Maybe a link to the or listing or a direct link to a proc from a reseller.

I appreciate your help!

Scott Kaltbier


Message was edited by: Scott Kaltbier