Solved Am2+cpu in am3 mobo Tags: DDR3 CPUs Phenom Motherboards Last response: February 13, 2010 8:54 PM in Motherboards Share hcain247 February 13, 2010 12:26:04 PM will my cpu work in am3 board with ddr3 it a am2+ phenom II x4 940 3.0mhz More about : am2 cpu am3 mobo mindless728 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard February 13, 2010 1:45:58 PM nope AM3 cpu is backwards capable with AM2(+) AM3 mobo is NOT backwards capable with AM2(+) m 0 l JDFan a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard February 13, 2010 2:07:43 PM mindless728 is correct - the AM2+ CPU has a pin in a location that the AM3 Socket does not have a hole to keep you from accidently trying to do that also - So even if you tried the CPU would not fit into the socket !! m 0 l Related resources Could my AM2 socket MOBO support an AM3 CPU? - Forum can i run an am3 cpu on an am2+ mobo - Forum AM3 cpu can be in a AM2+ and AM2 MoBo?? - Forum What is the performance loss on putting an AM3 CPU on a AM2+ Mobo? - Forum Will any AM2+ or AM3 or AM3+ cpu work with my ASRockXLI -eSATA2 mobo - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hcain247 February 13, 2010 2:35:54 PM that sucks thx for fast reply m 0 l Best solution mindless728 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard February 13, 2010 2:46:50 PM also, don't try to remove the 2 extra pins from the cpu to make it fit, this site did that and it didn't work (no surprise) Share hcain247 February 13, 2010 8:54:31 PM Best answer selected by hcain247. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources AM3 CPU in AM2 Mobo Forum AM3 cpu wont work on AM2 mobo Forum What is the performance loss on putting an AM3 CPU on a AM2+ 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 SolvedAM3 Asrock 960GC-GS FX with AM2+ CPU Forum SolvedCan AM3+ cpu socket fit with an AM2 socket motherboard Forum Solvedwould an am3 cpu fit in an am2 socket??? Forum SolvedAM3(+) CPU in AM2 socket? Forum SolvedWould using an am3 processor on an am2+ motherboard damage the cpu permanently? Forum SolvedAM2}+ or AM3 mobo that supports DDR2 ram Forum SolvedAM2+ CPU in an AM3 Socket (Maybe) Forum Upgrading cpu from am2 to am3 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !