Solved Would using an am3 processor on an am2+ motherboard damage the cpu permanently? Tags: Alienware Processors CPUs Motherboards Last response: August 19, 2013 7:22 PM in CPUs Share RichPow August 19, 2013 7:05:02 PM I have an old alienware motherboard (m3a32-mvp deluxe) and I'm wondering if I use my phenom x2 550 if it will permanently damage my processor. More about : am3 processor am2 motherboard damage cpu permanently lazyboy947 a c 177 à CPUs a b V Motherboard August 19, 2013 7:17:43 PM http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M3A32MVP_DeluxeWiFiAP/... - Nope just need bios update 1903 or higher as specified on the boards support list, and if it didnt have the update it would damage anything except it might not run properly. That board takes every Am3 cpu from the x4 970 to x6 1110t m 0 l Best solution jessterman21 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard August 19, 2013 7:18:42 PM No way - all AM2+ mobos can accept AM3 CPUs, with some exceptions - some cannot power the 125w variants, but that one you have will be fine. It will either boot up or not, neither component will be damaged. Make sure you flash to the latest BIOS first tho. Share Related resources Am3 processor can damage mother board support only am2? - Forum Can AM3+ cpu socket fit with an AM2 socket motherboard - Forum Possible to make an AM3 CPU work on an AM2+ motherboard? - Forum AM3 CPU in AM2 Motherboard - Forum Will a Am3 cpu work on this am2 motherboard? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer RichPow August 19, 2013 7:21:20 PM When you said that if the board doesn't have the update then it would damage anything except it might run properly. Did you mean it wouldn't damage anything. m 0 l RichPow August 19, 2013 7:22:18 PM Oh, ok thanks for all the help, both of you!!! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Will an am3 processor work with my am2+ motherboard? Forum SolvedIts ok to put am3 cpu to am2 motherboard Forum AM3 Processor on Am2+ motherboard( i know it has been asked but mines got a catc Forum AM3 processor on an AM2+ motherboard? Forum AM2 processor in a AM2+ or AM3 motherboard Forum Am3 CPU in AM2 motherboard? Wattage is correct. Forum Can I place a Socket AM2+ CPU into a Socket AM3+ Motherboard? Forum Question about AM3 CPU on AM2+ motherboard Forum Can I place a Socket AM3 CPU into a Socket AM2+ Motherboard? Forum SolvedMotherboard to use with AMD AM3 quad core processor Zosma 960T Forum Upgrading AM2+ CPU to AM3 on AM2+ motherboard Forum Can i use AM2 fans on AM3 CPU? Forum Using a AM3+ CPU in a AM3 motherboard Forum Can you use a am2+ processor in a am2 motherboard Forum Using an AM2+ CPU on a K8M800 AM2 motherboard. Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !