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CPU VS Incompatible Motherboard

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I bought a used computer recently on the cheap, and my intention is to utilize some elements and replace others. I have an AMD Ryzen 3 2200G that I plan to stick in it. 

 

This computer currently has an ASUS A88XM-E motherboard, which doesn't support my CPU, but it does already have decent DDR3 RAM installed.

 

So what happens if I try to run the Ryzen 3 on the A88XM-E? Because the idea of saving on a motherboard and all new RAM (since a supported board will need DDR4) puts the budget PC into a whole new budget ballpark. That's at least $120 to play around with on other elements. 

 

Is this a fool's errand? Will I fry anything trying it?

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You will bend the pins on the 2200G. So you'll have to straighten them out (hopefully without breaking any).


 

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Ryzen 1500X @3,925 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + 2x ML120

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

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Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

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2 minutes ago, trevb0t said:

Ryzen 3 on the A88XM-E?

You'll no longer have a functional Ryzen 3.


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Even if it physically fit and powered up it couldn't access the memory as Ryzen CPUs don't have a DDR3 memory controller. Also, with absence of microcode, the BIOS wouldn't know what the CPU is or what to do with it


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Posted · Original PosterOP

On a positive note: I have an early 2011 macbook pro that I'd like to give a boost. So there is a chance I could throw those DDR3's in there. (Obviously I'll have to do some branding research there.)

 

Thanks again for the help/advice guys!

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1 minute ago, trevb0t said:

On a positive note: I have an early 2011 macbook pro that I'd like to give a boost. So there is a chance I could throw those DDR3's in there. (Obviously I'll have to do some branding research there.)

 

Thanks again for the help/advice guys!

That macbook uses laptop memory. You can't fit desktop memory in there ;)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, NelizMastr said:

That macbook uses laptop memory. You can't fit desktop memory in there ;)

😖😖 (I'm new to this if you can't tell..)

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No, you can not 'use a phillips where the flathead screw driver goes'.
That is simply physically and electrically incompatible, period.


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3 minutes ago, GER_T4IGA said:

No, you can not 'use a phillips where the flathead screw driver goes'.
That is simply physically and electrically incompatible, period.

But sometimes you can use a flat head where a philips goes :P 


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5 minutes ago, ChewToy! said:

But sometimes you can use a flat head where a philips goes :P 

See X370 and X470, or Z170 and Z270.


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