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. m 0 l 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=... m 0 l Related resources Phenom II AM2 & AM3 compatibility - Forum Socket AM3 compatible with socket AM2 ??? - Forum Asrock 970 Pro AM3+ compatible with Phenom 9750 AM2+ - Forum Am2+ compatible with am3 mobo - Forum AM3 Backwards Compatible With 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. m 0 l 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 m 0 l 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+? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources " Socket AM2 Forward Compatible With AM3 CPUs" Forum SolvedAMD AM2+ VS AM3+ question Forum SolvedAM3 Asrock 960GC-GS FX with AM2+ CPU Forum SolvedAM2 cooler AM3 motherboard Forum SolvedCould my AM2 socket MOBO support an AM3 CPU? Forum SolvedCan AM3+ cpu socket fit with an AM2 socket motherboard Forum SolvedFm2 processor can fit to am3 , am2 bracket ? Forum Solvedwould an am3 cpu fit in an am2 socket??? Forum SolvedLooking to get AM3 processor in AM2+ socket Forum SolvedAM2+ heatsink in AM3+ socket? Forum SolvedAm2+/ AM3 question Forum SolvedAM3(+) CPU in AM2 socket? Forum SolvedWould using an am3 processor on an am2+ motherboard damage the cpu permanently? Forum Solvedupgrading from AM2 to AM3+ Forum SolvedBIOS Update for AM3 in AM2+ at same wattage? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !