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Can MB AM2+ use Procie AM3?

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I don't think we have a motherboard with that name,i think you mean MSI K9N Platinum,if so then the answer is no:
    http://www.msicomputer.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&prod_no=252
    and:
    http://forum.msi.com.tw/index.php?topic=121299.0
    "No, this mainboard can't support Phenom.
    For MSI Phenom Ready mainboards take a look here ==> http://global.msi.com.tw/html/popup/MB/AM2/page_e.html"
  4. 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.
  5. 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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    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&prod_no=1332
    Check the CPU support list,it supports Phenom II CPUs and it also tells you which BIOS version you need.
  7. thank very much u guys... its really help me alout..thks
  8. 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.
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