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May 20, 2010 10:05:02 AM

Hello,

i have a acer rs780hvf motherboard soket am2 which has a amd phemon 8450 processor x3 i am wanting to put a quad core processor in it will am2+ and am3 processor work

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May 20, 2010 10:38:00 AM

Most oem boards require a bios update to work with newer cpus. You'll just have to try it. Acer has no bios updates for it's boards that I know of. If it doesn't post, be prepared to change to a micro atx board. I have biostar and msi 6150se boards; they're cheap and work with any am3 cpu up to 95 watts.
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May 20, 2010 10:38:30 AM

From this thread, the guy who have the same motherboard as you runs an Athlon II X2 240 which is an AM3 CPU.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/652035-amd-athlon-ii-...

Motherboard Info
Manufacturer Acer
Model RS780HVF
Serial Number U01A093800355

North Bridge AMD 780G Revision 00
South Bridge ATI SB700 Revision 00

CPU AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor
Cpu Socket Socket AM2+ (940)

System Slots 4 PCI

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 8192 MBytes
Memory Slots 4

Therefore, the answer maybe yes. But best place to start looking is at Acer website to find out the full CPU support list before you make any purchase.
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May 20, 2010 1:50:55 PM

Just got it in another thread that have the same question. And there's the answer... but I don't hold it as cast in stone until the info comes from Acer website... This I leave up to the OP to find out for himself. :) 
October 18, 2011 10:28:04 AM

I have this motherboard and it didn't work for me... :( 
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