Will am3 work in am2


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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  1. 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.
  2. From this thread, the guy who have the same motherboard as you runs an Athlon II X2 240 which is an AM3 CPU.


    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.
  3. 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. :)
  4. I have this motherboard and it didn't work for me... :(
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