someguy7 said: Yes to your 1st post. Not the 2nd. I did not look up the info for your board.
someguy7 said: am2 or am2+ ? Most am2+ retail boards will run the AM3's due to BIOS support. OEM's are more likely not to have updated BIOS's And some AM2 board can run the chips as well if there is a BIOS for them.For example. Here are gigabyte am2 boards. http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_List.aspx?VenderType=AMD&CPUType=socket+am2A board with the red am3 next to the model can run them, the others can't.