Upgrading CPU

I'm a novice builder, looking for some info... My mobo states it is "AM3 Ready" however it is a AM2+ socket I believe... Would this allow me to use AM3 socket CPU on the motherboard..

Motherboard:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=ALIVENF7G-GLAN

Updating CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/233973

Appriciate any feedback.
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  1. Yes it will support the X4 635 with BIOS version P1.30.

    Here is the CPU support list.
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/cpu.asp?Model=ALiveNF7G-GLAN
  2. I assume, download the new bios, then install it over the old 1.10 I have..
  3. It will definately work as I have a AM2+ motherboard with a AM3 processor. However I would suggest getting a AMD Phenom II x2 555 over a quad core Athlon as they are a much newer design. They are also the same price. Speed isn't all about cores. Just a suggestion thats all.
  4. I am thinking of Overclocking the Athlon, Of which would result in a higher speed..
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