AM3 on an AM2 Board Tags: CPUs Performance Chip Support Last response: September 3, 2010 12:59 AM in CPUs Share Anonymous a b à CPUs September 2, 2010 9:56:24 PM Hey, I'm thinking about putting an AM3 chip on an AM2 (not AM2+) Board. AM3 Chip - http://tinyurl.com/2vmhvbk AM2 Chip - http://tinyurl.com/2enp2k AM2 Mobo - http://tinyurl.com/yuo2k7 (Tiny URL for neatness) I know the board will support the chip.. I'm just curious how much performance loss there would be going from AM3 to AM2.. Is it even worth changing? Does anybody know of any reviews that compare the same chip on both sockets? *Edit - Any AM3 chip compared on both AM2/AM2+ vs AM3 would be great to see* More about : am3 am2 board Timop a b à CPUs September 3, 2010 12:59:11 AM Make sure to get F15D BIOS. AM2+ limits OC by quite a bit for AM3, but performance wise, the impact should be negligible. The difference between the 6000+ and 640 is PRETTY big, heres a comparison with a 635: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/28?vs=122 The core to core difference is 15% plus you get 2 more cores. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPhenom II x4 955 on AM2+ board or Phenom II x4 945 on AM3 board ????? Forum Am3 cpu on a am2+ board Forum AM3 or AM2+ Asus board? Forum Will AM2+ cpu work on an AM3 mother board Forum Performance of AM3 chip in an AM2+ board Forum Can an am2 board run an am3 cpu? Forum Can I run a system with a AM3 cpu in a AM2 board. Forum Am2 cpu in am3 board Forum Am3 processor can damage mother board support only am2? Forum Am2 cooler on AM3 board Forum Super awesome fun fact: Am3 cpu works in am2 board! Forum 790gx AM2 board ompatibility with 3 core AM3 CPU Forum What is the difference between a AM3 and a AM2+ board for a Phenom II? Forum Will AM2+ Heatsink/Fan fit AM3 board> Forum AM2 Chip working on AM3 Board? Forum SolvedDo AM2 socket boards work with AM3 CPUs. Forum SolvedAM2 Heatsink for AM3+? Forum SolvedAM3 CPU in AM2 Motherboard Forum SolvedAMD AM2+ VS AM3+ question Forum SolvedAM3 Asrock 960GC-GS FX with AM2+ CPU Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !