AM2+ and AM3 Compatibility Tags: CPUs Processors Compatibility Last response: March 30, 2011 3:44 AM in CPUs Share Dadman 5 May 7, 2010 4:55:58 PM Hello, I have an MSI K9A2 Mobo. I want to upgrade my processor to a an AMD Phenom X4 965, which requires an AM3 socket. Will this processor work in my Mobo? Are there any special mods required (i.e. bios revision)? More about : am2 am3 compatibility saaiello a c 133 à CPUs May 7, 2010 5:02:31 PM Your motherboard will not support Athlon II or Phenom II's you will have to upgrade the motherboard. There are no special mods to make them work. mosox a b à CPUs May 7, 2010 5:25:56 PM What kind of K9A2? K9A2GM V2, K9A2VM-F V2, K9A2VM-FIH, K9A2 CF, K9A2 Neo-F, K9A2 Platinum? Some of them are good for that CPU, some not. http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodpage2&maincat_no=... Related resources Phenom II AM2 & AM3 compatibility - Forum Can I place a Socket AM2 + CPU into a Socket AM3 + Motherboard? - Forum Will an AM3 cpu on into an AM2 slot? - Forum AM3 and AM2 + - Forum Socket AM3 compatible with socket AM2 ??? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Dadman 5 May 7, 2010 6:50:27 PM It is a K9A2 Platinum. saaiello a c 133 à CPUs May 7, 2010 7:02:43 PM You are in luck the Platinum can actully run Phenom IIs with a bios update. http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-MSI/K9A2_Platinum_(MS-7376).html vancousa March 30, 2011 3:44:48 AM I have a K9A2 CF-F V2 MSI will that board support AM3 or is it just AM2+? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWill an am3 processor work with my am2 + motherboard? ForumBest AM2 + motherboard compatible with AM3 ? ForumAm3 processor can damage mother board support only am2 ? ForumAM3 Backwards Compatible With AM2 +? ForumUpdate am3 + bios with am2 cpu? ForumAM3 processor on an AM2 + motherboard? ForumAM2 + with AM3 chip. BIOS support needed! ForumAM3 on weird AM2 mobo ForumMemory trouble with AM3 CPU in AM2 + ForumOpinions and price of this PSU........... ForumPhenom II X4 810 AM3 to AMD Phenom II X61055T Query. Forum[Solved] 1366 vs. AM3 ForumProcessor switch compatibility ForumMotherboard-Processoe compatibility ForumI want to ask if a AM2+ with AMD Phenom II 6x 1055T More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !