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790gx AM2 board ompatibility with 3 core AM3 CPU

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February 25, 2010 8:02:43 PM

Can I use AM3 CPUs with any 790GX AM2 or AM2+ socker DDR2 MBs?

February 25, 2010 8:07:46 PM

check if the bios revision allows for the am3 cpu.. if it does then yes.. also check the tdp of the cpu and the tdp of the motherboard..

(sounds like a stupid response but the motherboard manufacturer has to enable am3 compatability before am3 cpus work on am2+ sockets. am3 will not work on am2, but on am2+ and am3 sockets.. you need to update bios before you put in your am3 cpu btw)
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February 26, 2010 4:06:16 PM

check the manufacture's web site

the list compatible CPU charts and the BIOS update needed for it

often new rev boards won't need an update BIOS, not that its that hard to do it