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Motherboard upgrade AM3 vs AM2+

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October 6, 2009 3:00:06 PM

My friend is currently running an AM2 Motherboard on a compaq, which means he can't change cpus or overclock. I have suggested to him that he buy a new motherboard, and use his old CPU until he can afford a new one. My question is: If he buys an AM3/AM2+/AM2 motherboard, will he be able to support ddr3 ram? and will he be able to take full advantage of a Phenom II? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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October 6, 2009 3:49:04 PM

I was looking for some AM3/AM2+/AM2 and only two support DDR3, the problem: Is not a good brand and maybe don't support the Phenom II, the others (ASUS, MSI, GIGABYTE) only support DDR2.

Advice? There are two options:

1- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

2- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The problem, when he want upgrade the memory to DDR3, also has to upgrade the mobo.
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October 6, 2009 3:56:15 PM

Thanks for the advice. My fault, but I forgot to mention he needs a micro atx board. But thanks for the advice, I'll tell him what you put here.
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