AM2+ vs AM3 for an AM3 CPU Tags: CPUs Compatibility AMD MSI Last response: May 13, 2010 7:10 AM in CPUs Share engrflores May 12, 2010 3:22:27 PM Hello, Is AM3 CPU compatible to AM2 M-board, specifically AMD II 245 X2 to MSI NF520T-C35? More about : am2 am3 am3 cpu boldor May 12, 2010 5:56:42 PM Yes, it is compatible. AM2+ = AM3 loneninja a c 83 à CPUs a b À AMD May 12, 2010 6:47:20 PM AM3 processors work in AM2/AM2+ motherboards as long as your motherboard has an updated BIOS that supports them. Related resources AM2 + vs . AM3 - Forum AMD AM2 VS AM3 - Forum AM2 + vs AM3 sockets - Forum Socket am2 vs am3 backwards - Forum Am2 + vs am3 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer enzo matrix a c 131 à CPUs a b À AMD May 12, 2010 7:28:05 PM Check with the CPU compatibility for that motherboard on the MSI site. megamanx00 a b à CPUs May 12, 2010 8:07:19 PM Check out the MSI support page http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodcpu2&prod_no=1880... Looks like it supports AM3 CPUs that use 95W or less, so no 125W or 140W models for you. enzo matrix a c 131 à CPUs a b À AMD May 13, 2010 4:52:13 AM megamanx00 said:Check out the MSI support page http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodcpu2&prod_no=1880... Looks like it supports AM3 CPUs that use 95W or less, so no 125W or 140W models for you. In other words, the Athlon II x2 245 will work in that motherboad. Herr_Koos a b à CPUs May 13, 2010 7:10:54 AM boldor said:Yes, it is compatible. AM2+ = AM3 Be careful. You don't want someone reading your post and then trying to stick an AM2+ CPU into an AM3 mobo. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumAM3 vs AM2 + ForumMajor System Upgrade - AM2 + vs AM3 ForumPhenom II 720 x3 AM3 vs 940 x4 AM2 + for gaming ForumAm2 + or Am3 for gaming? ForumAM2 + (quad cores) drop-in with AM2 ; *AND* cheap path to AM3 ForumAM3 cpu wont work on AM2 mobo ForumAm2 vs am3 socket ForumMotherboard upgrade AM3 vs AM2 + ForumCan I place a Socket AM2 + CPU into a Socket AM3 + Motherboard? ForumThe lifespan on the 1155 vs the AM3 +??? ForumWill an AM3 cpu on into an AM2 slot? ForumOpinions and price of this PSU........... ForumBSOD Possible CPU Related. Please Help ForumCPU problem ForumCPU heat production More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !