1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Competitor rules

    Please remember that any mention of competitors, hinting at competitors or offering to provide details of competitors will result in an account suspension. The full rules can be found under the 'Terms and Rules' link in the bottom right corner of your screen. Just don't mention competitors in any way, shape or form and you'll be OK.

    Dismiss Notice

AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition AM2+

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by seldNofSparta, 9 Oct 2009.

  1. seldNofSparta


    Joined: 11 Aug 2009

    Posts: 319

    Location: Cambridge

    Hi, I currently have an ECS GF8100VM-M5 NVIDIA nForce720a AM2+ motherboard, I was wondering what is the best possible AM2+ CPU I can put on this motherboard, it is currently using an AMD Phenom 9500+ AM2+ CPU.

    I can find an AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition AM2+ CPU which looks pretty good, its clocked at 3ghz however I wanted to firstly make sure its compatible with my motherboard, and secondly is it the best possible upgrade for this socket type.

    How considerable would be the performance increase?

    I'm using Hyper X DDR2 1066, ATI HD4870.

    Benchmark estimates would be good!

    Thanks ocuk
  2. gamesaregood


    Joined: 17 Sep 2003

    Posts: 2,809

    Location: Suffolk

    I'm afraid looking at the list that the 940 is not listed as compatible.

    To answer your question the best processor which is supported is:

    AMD Phenomâ„¢ II Quad-Core 945 (C2) (95W) 3000 MHz (512KB X 4,4000,Socket AM3)

    Be careful as some of the 945s are 125W which is not supported on your motherboard.

    Although its AM3 it will work fine provided the Bios is upgraded before install.
  3. seldNofSparta


    Joined: 11 Aug 2009

    Posts: 319

    Location: Cambridge

    Thanks! : ) Just ordered the cpu i'll report back!
  4. b22sun


    Joined: 29 Oct 2009

    Posts: 12

    Location: Shanghai,China

    Hi seldNofSparta,

    I think you need the new BIOS for GF8100VM-M5 (V1.0).It's Release Date is


    You can see the Release Reason:
    1.Support new cpu:Athlon 64x2 5000+ (C2 45nm),
    Phenom II 945/925 (C3) (95W)
    2.Add new item to define four modes of SMART fan speed

    So I think your choose is right.Phenom II 945(C3) (95W).

    Here is the download link for you.