Solved Looking to get AM3 processor in AM2+ socket Tags: Socket Chipsets CPUs Motherboards Processors Last response: November 2, 2013 2:21 PM in CPUs Share SecurityThreat November 2, 2013 1:52:59 PM Hello community, I've read that it is possible to put AM3 processors in AM2+ socket but it depends on motherboard and you need a BIOS update after. So, what would be the processor for me to get in this situation? Currently i have AMD Phenom 9650 X4 2,33GHz clocked to 2,6GHz My motherboard: Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Model GA-MA770-UD3 (Socket M2) Chipset Vendor AMD Chipset Model 770 Chipset Revision 00 More about : am3 processor am2 socket Best solution noidea_77 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard November 2, 2013 2:04:01 PM http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p... Share SecurityThreat November 2, 2013 2:21:11 PM Ok, if I download F9G drivers and intall them now, will not it ruin my overclocking for the CPU that is active right now? And I suppose any of Phenom II X6 would work great, but the prices are high. Phenom II X4 975 seems to be one of the best CPUs (balancing performance & price) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAM3 processor in AM2+ socket? also have other questions Forum AM3+ (note the plus) processor on AM2+ socket? Forum New am3+ processor doesnt fit my am2 socket MB Forum AM2+ processor in a socket AM3+ mobo - does it work??? Forum HP AM2+ socket need BIOS upgrade for an AM3 processor? Forum Looking for a new processor, fm2 socket vs am3 socket vs intel Forum Looking for a non-used AM3 socket Processor (X4 or X6) Forum SolvedCould my AM2 socket MOBO support an AM3 CPU? Forum SolvedCan AM3+ cpu socket fit with an AM2 socket motherboard Forum Solvedwould an am3 cpu fit in an am2 socket??? Forum SolvedAM2+ heatsink in AM3+ socket? Forum SolvedAM3(+) CPU in AM2 socket? Forum will a AM3(+) CPU in AM2 socket? Forum SolvedAM2+ CPU in an AM3 Socket (Maybe) Forum SolvedFm2 processor can fit to am3 , am2 bracket ? Forum SolvedAMD FX 9590 4.7 GHz 8-core Socket AM3+ vs 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4790 Processor Forum SolvedMobo for AM3+ socket processor Forum SolvedSocket AM3 compatible with socket AM2 ??? Forum SolvedAM3 CPU performance in an AM2 socket Forum SolvedAMD FX Quad-Core Processor Model FX-4130 3.8GHz Socket AM3+ Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !