AM2+ vs AM3 for an AM3 CPU

Hello,
Is AM3 CPU compatible to AM2 M-board, specifically AMD II 245 X2 to MSI NF520T-C35?
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  1. Yes, it is compatible.
    AM2+ = AM3 :)
  2. AM3 processors work in AM2/AM2+ motherboards as long as your motherboard has an updated BIOS that supports them.
  3. Check with the CPU compatibility for that motherboard on the MSI site.
  4. Check out the MSI support page

    http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodcpu2&prod_no=1880&maincat_no=1

    Looks like it supports AM3 CPUs that use 95W or less, so no 125W or 140W models for you.
  5. megamanx00 said:
    Check out the MSI support page

    http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodcpu2&prod_no=1880&maincat_no=1

    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.
  6. 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.
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