Can this motherboard be compatible with AMD Phenom 2? Tags: Chipsets Phenom Compatibility Motherboards AMD Last response: September 17, 2010 1:47 AM in Motherboards Share zenzu888 September 16, 2010 4:45:05 AM First off, please excuse my ''nooby'' ness, im really bad at these things. Alright so i have a Gateway GT5670, it comes with a motherbord with AMD phenom 8400 2.1ghz, what i want to upgrade to is the AMD phenom 2 555 2 cores 3.2ghz http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... will it be compatible? here is my Motherboard: http://www.ascendtech.us/itemdesc.asp?ic=MB64GW4006254R... More about : motherboard compatible amd phenom thaghost101 September 16, 2010 7:46:47 AM Im pretty sure it will work, But it wont be running at its full potential, It will be running at AM2 speeds. After looking into it abit more, AM3 processors support DDR2 so it is backwards compatible. It will work. thaghost101 September 17, 2010 1:47:39 AM Quote:No it won't work. You need a AM2+ motherboard to use a AM3 cpu. Nor can you use a Phenom I quad core. Thanks for correcting me on that one, I would have felt horrible for giving him a wrong answer and possibly costing him more money. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumCheap Motherboard compatible with GTX 660 2 GB and a AMD Phenom II X4? ForumWhat motherboard is compatible with Amd phenom 2 x6 processor with ddr 2 ForumBest compatible motherboard for amd phenom x4 9850 2 .5Ghz AM 2 9850 ForumMotherboard M 2 N68-LA (NARRA5) compatibility with AMD Phenom II X4 960T ForumCan my Thunder N3600r Mobo compatible with AMD Phenom II X4 965 ForumAmd phenom II x4 955be 3 2 ghz 125w with motherboard compatibility 2010 ForumAMD Phenom II x4 Black Edition Not Compatible ? ForumMotherboard for amd phenom ii x 4 965? ForumThe best matching motherboard for AMD Phenom II (X 2 ) ForumAmd phenom ii x6 1090 + 2 gtx 480 in sli = which Motherboard ? ForumAmd phenom ii x6 1090 + 2 gtx 480 in sli = which Motherboard ? ForumNeed advice: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE: motherboard /memory replacement. ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 Forum[Solved] Fried Motherboard? Best replacement? ForumWhat graphics card can i use with my motherboard ForumMotherboard onboard video section ForumWindows experience index with memory ForumEvga SR2 with ONE i7 980x ForumMotherboard no power to speaker connection ForumCompatibility between 512 mb pc3200 and 1 gb pc2700.my system isnt booting wen i More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !