go to the asus web site, enter your motherboard model number and they will have a list of compatible CPUs
Yes I did that and according to ASUS this MB will only work with AM2 chips. I heard though that this particular board will work with AM3 chips even though ASUS says it won't. I read something about it being backwards compatible. I just wanted to check here and see what you all think.
I'm pretty sure that there's no AM2 motherboard that can work with AM3 chips. Unless its an AM2+ you're options are very limited unfortunately. For it to be compatible with AM3 chips the board would have to be forward-compatible which I'm sure all of us would love our hardware to be
If you're looking for an AM3 CPU then you'll most likely need a new motherboard