Solved What is the performance loss on putting an AM3 CPU on a AM2+ Mobo? Tags: Motherboards Performance Socket CPUs Last response: October 13, 2009 12:36 AM in Motherboards Share leman russ October 11, 2009 5:35:51 PM Title says it all really. Just how severe is the difference between using an AM2+ Socket Mobo instead of an AM3 Socket only Mobo? More about : performance loss putting am3 cpu am2 mobo Best solution Mongox a b V Motherboard a b à CPUs October 11, 2009 8:44:57 PM None for the processor. AM3 boards will normally use DDR3 RAM, AM2+ use DDR2. So you can put faster RAM on a AM3 board - would recommend 1333 regardless of options. That's how I understand it. Share leman russ October 12, 2009 4:51:29 PM Ah, excellent. I was planning on using DDR2 anyway, as it is far cheaper and the performance difference is not worth the extra cost m 0 l Related resources What is the performance loss on putting an AM3 CPU on a AM2+ Mobo? - Forum Could my AM2 socket MOBO support an AM3 CPU? - Forum can i run an am3 cpu on an am2+ mobo - Forum AM3 CPU performance in an AM2 socket - Forum AM3 cpu can be in a AM2+ and AM2 MoBo?? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer xsever October 12, 2009 5:18:06 PM I am running an AM3 CPU on an AM2+ with PC6400 DDR 2 RAM. Phenomenal performance. Go for it! m 0 l JWZZR October 12, 2009 8:48:58 PM so wait can you use ddr 2 memory with amd3 cpu on a amd2+board? m 0 l Mongox a b V Motherboard a b à CPUs October 13, 2009 12:36:32 AM Yes... AMD2+ = DDR2 AMD3 = DDR3 Same CPUs for both. As far as I can see, an AM2+/AM3 is the same as an AM2+ motherboard. That is, all AM2+'s can use AM3 CPUs. The only difference is what type of RAM. And some chipsets allow different max RAM speeds. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIts ok to put am3 cpu to am2 motherboard Forum AM2+ cpu in AM2 slot performance loss Forum Will any AM2+ or AM3 or AM3+ cpu work with my ASRockXLI -eSATA2 mobo Forum SolvedWhat is a good CPU that fits the AM3 socket that would boost my gaming performance? Forum AM3 CPU in AM2 Mobo Forum AM3 cpu wont work on AM2 mobo Forum SolvedWhat kind of AMD AM3+ CPU cooler can fit in a Asrock 990fx Extreme4 mobo? Forum Can an AM2 cpu fit in an AM3 mobo? Forum AM3 cpu on AM2 mobo Forum AM3 CPU in AM2+ Mobo = significant bottleneck or no? Forum AM2+ CPU running in an AM3 mobo with DDR2? Forum putting a 478 pin cpu on a Socket A (462) asus mobo. what would happen Forum What CPU can I put on my mobo? Forum What would happen if unknown socket CPU is put into a mobo? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !