Closed AMD AM2 VS AM3 Tags: CPUs Socket AMD Product Last response: December 8, 2010 7:41 AM in CPUs Share yogman December 7, 2010 1:43:36 PM Hello! I have a question, Can you put an AM3 CPU in a AM2 socket? PLEASE REPLY!!! Thanks! Yogman More about : amd am2 am3 N.Broekhuijsen a b à CPUs December 7, 2010 1:45:16 PM You cannot put an AM3 CPU in an AM2 socket (with very very few exceptions, but no official support). You CAN put AM3 CPU's in AM2+ Sockets and use them with DDR2 ram. Hope that clarifies, Cheerz BA plz Score 0 yogman December 7, 2010 1:50:59 PM N.Broekhuijsen said:You cannot put an AM3 CPU in an AM2 socket (with very very few exceptions, but no official support). You CAN put AM3 CPU's in AM2+ Sockets and use them with DDR2 ram. Hope that clarifies, Cheerz BA plz Ok, well, Can you put a AM2+ CPU in a AM2 System? Score 0 Related resources AMD AM2+ VS AM3+ question - Forum Major System Upgrade - AM2+ vs AM3 - Forum Unnecessary CPU pins, AM2 vs AM3? - Forum Socket am2 vs am3 backwards - Forum Am2+ vs am3 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer N.Broekhuijsen a b à CPUs December 7, 2010 1:55:54 PM yes, which CPU are you considering and with which motherboard? Score 0 yogman December 7, 2010 1:58:57 PM N.Broekhuijsen said:yes, which CPU are you considering and with which motherboard? Well, I don't know. I have a really nice computer, but I know someone who's computer is pretty slow, so I thought I might get her a faster CPU. Hopefully a quad, but..... Score 0 Best solution N.Broekhuijsen a b à CPUs December 7, 2010 2:05:42 PM Quad AM2+ you'd be looking at the Phenom 1 series, which were rubbish. I would reccomend going for a Athlon II X4 635 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and then for mobo just get an AM2+ mobo so you can still use the old DDR2 ram from the old system: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... there for 160 bucks you got her a quad core and new mobo. How much ram does she have? If it's like 1 gb then your better off going for an AM3 board and just making it 4GB ram aswell. let me know, Cheerz Share beanoslim a b à CPUs December 7, 2010 2:31:48 PM Not all AM2+ quads are rubbish - http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=56... Or dual - http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten... Just depends if your friends board supports them. Score 0 amdfangirl a b à CPUs December 7, 2010 8:30:40 PM yogman said:Ok, well, Can you put a AM2+ CPU in a AM2 System? No, most AM2 motherboard didn't support newer CPUs. Check the motherboard before you buy a computer. I can honestly tell you because I do have an AM2 motherboard. Most of them cannot handle the power requirements of the Phenom series. Some did support it, some didn't. Depends on the motherboard. Score 0 beanoslim a b à CPUs December 7, 2010 8:39:46 PM Or some said they would but didn't, like my DFI590SLI.. Score 0 amdfangirl a b à CPUs December 7, 2010 8:43:39 PM I feel your pain, Sapphire told me it'd be supporting until AM3... they never got past the Athlon 64 X2... Score 0 enzo matrix a c 131 à CPUs a b À AMD December 7, 2010 8:53:58 PM The only way for a definite answer is to check out the CPU compatibility online with your motherboard manufacturer's CPU support list. Physically AM3 CPUs are compatible with AM2+ and AM2 BUT there are other factors such as bios compatibility and chipset compatibility. Score 0 jj463rd a b à CPUs December 7, 2010 10:51:28 PM ^+1 I think that I've seen a very few AM2 boards that support a couple or at least one AM3 CPU.The hypertransport speed was lower though. Score 0 amdfangirl a b à CPUs December 8, 2010 12:03:07 AM The Hypertransport speed for AM2 is 1Ghz, 800mhz for Sempron models and the AM2+ speed was 2.6Ghz. Score 0 yogman December 8, 2010 12:46:12 AM Best answer selected by yogman. Score 0 Maziar a b à CPUs December 8, 2010 7:41:02 AM This topic has been closed by Maziar Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! 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