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Computer: Nec Powermate vl370
Motherboard : Nec Computers SAS MS-7351
Configuration: Processor: AMD athlon 64X2 Dual core Processor 3800+(1 CPU, 2 cores) 2.0GH socket AM2 (940) Core voltage 1192

Chipset : ATI RS690/RS690M
Ram :2½ GB DDR2
videocard: Nvidia Gforce 210

I want to buy a new processor but dont know what max frequency the motherboard can handle.

Yes I know I am better off buying a new computer but still want to upgrade this old one.

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If you are looking for advice on this specific motherboard, then sorry, wrong site. If you are looking for a generic answer which will also help future visitors, then look around on the site. I am sure I have seen similar answer before. –  Hennes Jul 13 '13 at 13:39
    
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The info you're looking for is available directly from NEC.

Looking at the entry for the PowerMate VL370 micro BTX it says:

Processor:

  • AMD® Sempron 3000+ and above
  • AMD® Athlon 64 3200+ and above
  • AMD® Athlon 64 X2 4000+ and above
  • AMD® Quad Core (refresh only)

Offering suggestions on video cards, RAM and alike are considered off-topic for this site, so you'll have to base your opinion/decision on information gathered elsewhere.

One small warning -- That's apparently a BTX-based system. That platform was short-lived, and is almost completely backwards to ATX, therefore getting compatible parts (especially a proper BTX CPU cooling apparatus) can be tricky these day.

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