Socket am2 vs am3 backwards Tags: CPUs Socket Jumper Last response: August 19, 2010 4:22 PM in CPUs Share Anonymous a b à CPUs August 19, 2010 3:57:30 PM Hello, how do the the Am2+, Am3 mobo's work? They accept both CPU types? Is there a jumper to set depending on CPU type? More about : socket am2 am3 backwards Timop a b à CPUs August 19, 2010 4:03:19 PM AM3 Mobos only accept AM3 CPUs and DDR3. Most AM2+ Mobos take AM3/AM2+/AM2 CPUs and DDR2-1066. AM2 Mobos can sometimes take AM3 CPU with a compatible BIOS, but is limited to AM2/AM2+ CPUs and DDR2-800 otherwise. m 0 l saaiello a c 133 à CPUs August 19, 2010 4:22:04 PM Usually the motherboard will be described as a AM2+, AM3 compatible. The main difference between an AM3 motherboard and a AM2+ is that a AM3 board will use DDR3 RAM where the AM2+ board uses DDR2 the performance difference is not noticeable. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Am2 vs am3 socket Forum AM3 Backwards Compatible With AM2+? Forum SolvedCould my AM2 socket MOBO support an AM3 CPU? Forum SolvedCan AM3+ cpu socket fit with an AM2 socket motherboard 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 SolvedAM3(+) CPU in AM2 socket? Forum SolvedAM2+ CPU in an AM3 Socket (Maybe) Forum SolvedIs the socket am2 processor backward compatible with socket754 Forum SolvedSocket AM3 compatible with socket AM2 ??? Forum SolvedAM3 CPU performance in an AM2 socket Forum SolvedAM3 processor in AM2+ socket? also have other questions Forum SolvedDo AM2 socket boards work with AM3 CPUs. Forum Can am3 cpu go with am2+ socket? Forum SolvedAMD AM2+ VS AM3+ question Forum SolvedAMD FX 9590 4.7 GHz 8-core Socket AM3+ vs 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4790 Processor Forum SolvedSocket Longevity: 1150 vs AM3+ Forum AM3+ (note the plus) processor on AM2+ socket? Forum New am3+ processor doesnt fit my am2 socket MB Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !