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Will AM2+ cpu work on an AM3 mother board

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May 11, 2011 9:22:16 PM

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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May 11, 2011 9:59:12 PM

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...:) 
May 11, 2011 10:49:47 PM

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....)
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May 11, 2011 11:15:34 PM

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.
May 12, 2011 9:07:35 AM

thanks

so it's a bummer

i will wait for this bulldozer and see

i hope it's has good prices :/ 

anyways thanks
May 12, 2011 12:24:01 PM

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 =]
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May 12, 2011 4:18:38 PM

It will be priced according to it's performance against Intel's lineup.
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