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Can my motherboard support any AMD processor? Or it's just intel processor?

So right now i was trying to change my processor on my motherboard
http://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-H61M-S2P-rev-30#sp
Can i use any amd processors for my motherboard because intel processors are expensive and im on a low budget.Pls hlp thankss!!!
(p.s; is there any processor for gaming+low price [around $100-$150] that suits my motherboard? pls recommend ty)
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  1. That board only supports socket 1155 Intel cpus. Good chance you could find a used socket 1155 i5 maybe even an i7 in that budget range.
  2. if you click on "support" on the link you provided it gives you a list of all the CPUs that will work with that motherboard.

    Intel & AMD CPUs are not cross compatible.
  3. What cpu do you now have?
    What will this pc be used for? Gaming or application processing?

    No, amd processors require a different motherboard.
    And... the reason AMD is cheaper is because they are not as capable for gamers. OK for apps.
  4. bignastyid said:
    That board only supports socket 1155 Intel cpus. Good chance you could find a used socket 1155 i5 maybe even an i7 in that budget range.


    thx for replying!
    anyway, in your opinion do you think buying used cpus is safe bcs i havent tried it before,plus can you help recommend me one? thx
  5. geofelt said:
    What cpu do you now have?
    What will this pc be used for? Gaming or application processing?

    No, amd processors require a different motherboard.
    And... the reason AMD is cheaper is because they are not as capable for gamers. OK for apps.


    I see,well i mostly use my pc for gaming. anyway ty for reply:)
    im currently using intel i3-3220 CPU@ 3.30GHz
  6. Best answer
    The strongest cpu your motherboard can support is a I7-3770K@3.5
    It requires bios level f3 on your motherboard.

    I think a uded cpu is safe ineough if you follow precautions.

    1. Know your prices.
    Look for the item in used condition on ebay, then filter on completed auctions.
    In green, you will see what the item actually sold for.
    2. Buy only from a seller wit good feedback and a fair amount of history.
    3. Pay only with paypal. Ebay will side with you the buyer in case of a dispute and they can recoup a paypak payment if needed.
  7. geofelt said:
    The strongest cpu your motherboard can support is a I7-3770K@3.5
    It requires bios level f3 on your motherboard.

    I think a uded cpu is safe ineough if you follow precautions.

    1. Know your prices.
    Look for the item in used condition on ebay, then filter on completed auctions.
    In green, you will see what the item actually sold for.
    2. Buy only from a seller wit good feedback and a fair amount of history.
    3. Pay only with paypal. Ebay will side with you the buyer in case of a dispute and they can recoup a paypak payment if needed.


    how to get bios level f3 on my motherboard? do i need to pay for that?can my motherborad supports bios level f3?
    sorry man im new lol :3
  8. Chew99 said:
    bignastyid said:
    That board only supports socket 1155 Intel cpus. Good chance you could find a used socket 1155 i5 maybe even an i7 in that budget range.


    thx for replying!
    anyway, in your opinion do you think buying used cpus is safe bcs i havent tried it before,plus can you help recommend me one? thx


    Buying used is perfectly ok, while not the same socket, I just picked up a i7 980x for an older socket 1366 motherboard and am in the process of overclocking it. Right now its at 4.47Ghz with 1.31v. Intel's price when new was $1059.00 and I picked it up for $125 on ebay granted its a 7 year old CPU but it still gets the job done.
  9. Chew99 said:
    geofelt said:
    The strongest cpu your motherboard can support is a I7-3770K@3.5
    It requires bios level f3 on your motherboard.

    I think a uded cpu is safe ineough if you follow precautions.

    1. Know your prices.
    Look for the item in used condition on ebay, then filter on completed auctions.
    In green, you will see what the item actually sold for.
    2. Buy only from a seller wit good feedback and a fair amount of history.
    3. Pay only with paypal. Ebay will side with you the buyer in case of a dispute and they can recoup a paypak payment if needed.


    how to get bios level f3 on my motherboard? do i need to pay for that?can my motherborad supports bios level f3?
    sorry man im new lol :3


    Run cpu-Z
    It will display info about your motherboard including the bios level.
    In the event that you need a newer bios, you download it for free directly from the gigabytw web site on downloads for your motherboard.
    If you are already at f3, do not update the bios on speculation; a failed update can permanently render your motherboard useless.
    One bit of advice on flashing... patience.
    It will look like nothing is going on, but do not stop the process.
  10. geofelt said:
    Chew99 said:
    geofelt said:
    The strongest cpu your motherboard can support is a I7-3770K@3.5
    It requires bios level f3 on your motherboard.

    I think a uded cpu is safe ineough if you follow precautions.

    1. Know your prices.
    Look for the item in used condition on ebay, then filter on completed auctions.
    In green, you will see what the item actually sold for.
    2. Buy only from a seller wit good feedback and a fair amount of history.
    3. Pay only with paypal. Ebay will side with you the buyer in case of a dispute and they can recoup a paypak payment if needed.


    how to get bios level f3 on my motherboard? do i need to pay for that?can my motherborad supports bios level f3?
    sorry man im new lol :3


    Run cpu-Z
    It will display info about your motherboard including the bios level.
    In the event that you need a newer bios, you download it for free directly from the gigabytw web site on downloads for your motherboard.
    If you are already at f3, do not update the bios on speculation; a failed update can permanently render your motherboard useless.
    One bit of advice on flashing... patience.
    It will look like nothing is going on, but do not stop the process.


    okay got it! thanks so much bro!!!
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