Will AM2+ cpu work on an AM3 mother board

hi guys i was looking forward to buy a new AM3 board that will support FX cpuz :pt1cable: in the future

i'm short on the cpu money so i decided to buy a used CPU

i found a 9950 AM2+ HD9952xaj4BGH

will it work on an AM3 board


boards i can afford M4A77TD

NVIDIA nForce 630a M4N68T V2
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  1. givenup said:
    hi guys i was looking forward to buy a new AM3 board that will support FX cpuz :pt1cable: in the future

    i'm short on the cpu money so i decided to buy a used CPU

    i found a 9950 AM2+ HD9952xaj4BGH

    will it work on an AM3 board


    boards i can afford M4A77TD

    NVIDIA nForce 630a M4N68T V2


    Sorry , but that CPU seems to only "see" ddr2 ram, the 955be for example will "see" both ddr2 and ddr3...:)
  2. The general rule with AMD phenoms is if it ends in a 0 DDR2. If it ends in a 5, it swings both ways DDR2 and DDR3.

    Here's the most important tip. Every motherboard manufacture has a website where they list specific CPU compatibility for their motherboards. Always, always, always, I can not stress this enough, check against their list. So much heartache can be avoided this way (...but I didn't know it only support 95 watt CPUs, and DDR2, or there was no BIOS update for 6 cores--it fits in the socket though....)
  3. AM3 motherboard will not support FX. (I heard some Asus boards can with bios update but it won't support all FX features)

    You want AM3+ board for FX. You can use a AM3 cpu in a AM3+ board but not a AM2+. A AM2+ cpu cannot work in a AM3 motherboard because AM3 requires DDR3.
  4. thanks

    so it's a bummer

    i will wait for this bulldozer and see

    i hope it's has good prices :/

    anyways thanks
  5. givenup said:
    thanks

    so it's a bummer

    i will wait for this bulldozer and see

    i hope it's has good prices :/

    anyways thanks


    AMD always has good prices so no need to worry =]
  6. It will be priced according to it's performance against Intel's lineup.
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