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Can MB AM2+ use Procie AM3?

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January 27, 2010 5:24:47 AM

i had Mobo MSI platinum soket AM2 ..
can i put into the mobo with procie AM3? athlon II or Phenom II?

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January 27, 2010 5:51:52 AM

If it's an AM2+ board, then yes, with the proper BIOS support you should be able to put an AM3 chip in. But, check the MSI website for your exact model and CPU support list, just to be safe.
January 27, 2010 5:55:30 AM

Look here and put in the correct board:

http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=cpuform2

Quick results:
K9A Platinum = NO
K9A2 Platinum = YES
K9N Platinum = NO
K9N SLI Plantinum = NO
K9N2 SLI Platinum = YES

BTW: Sometimes people have gotten some of the boards that do not officially support AM3 to work. But that is a risk.
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January 27, 2010 6:09:09 AM

thks alout both of u 2..
btw,i had K9A2 Platinum + athlon x2 5000+ BE + HIS 3870 + 2ghz memory.
n i want to buy athlon II x4 or phenom II x2 550/555.. (my buget about $100~).
which procie that should i buy?
sory, my english is not so good.
January 27, 2010 6:16:27 AM

It would depend on your needs. Either of those two would be a nice buy. You may want to add up Athlon II X3 in list.

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January 27, 2010 6:35:53 AM
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rennix said:
thks alout both of u 2..
btw,i had K9A2 Platinum + athlon x2 5000+ BE + HIS 3870 + 2ghz memory.
n i want to buy athlon II x4 or phenom II x2 550/555.. (my buget about $100~).
which procie that should i buy?
sory, my english is not so good.

Here is your motherboard:
http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1...
Check the CPU support list,it supports Phenom II CPUs and it also tells you which BIOS version you need.
January 27, 2010 5:19:14 PM

thank very much u guys... its really help me alout..thks
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January 27, 2010 5:37:09 PM

rennix said:
thks alout both of u 2..
btw,i had K9A2 Platinum + athlon x2 5000+ BE + HIS 3870 + 2ghz memory.
n i want to buy athlon II x4 or phenom II x2 550/555.. (my buget about $100~).
which procie that should i buy?
sory, my english is not so good.


As far as what chip you should buy, it depends on what you are going to use it for. The 550 would be a little faster in most games but the 620 would be faster when using applications that actually use all the cores. Both chips are good, but one may be a little stronger for what you are doing.
January 27, 2010 6:13:38 PM

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