As an elderly pensioner my hobby is building and repairing computers for my family. Having built numerous compters in the past, I have now come up with a compatibility problem of which I am unsure. I do not pretend to be an expert in computer technology, so would one of you experts advise me on the following. I have just purchased Gigabyte GA-K8N51GMF socket 754 type motherboard to build a computer for my daughter-in-law. At the same time I purchased an AMD 64 Sempron 2800+ processor for the same computer. This processor has a clock speed of 1.6Ghz. Having studied the Gigabyte GA-K8N51GMF manual, it states: Processor: Socket 754 for AMD Athlon 64 processor (K8); 1600Mh/z system bus; Supports core frequencies in excess of 3000+ and faster: Considering that the processor I purchased is a AMD 64Sempron 2800+ with a clock speed of 1.6Ghz will this function correctly on the motherboard without causing damage to other components, or not. Many thanks for anyone who takes the time to answer my query.