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December 16, 2010 4:49:34 PM

Hi,was not sure which section to put this in as it is to do with CPU and Mobo.
Anyway my question is what kind of performance loss(if any) i would get if i put a AM3 cpu into a AM2+ motherboard with the appropriate bios update.Would it be best to upgrade the mobo as well?
Many thanks.

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a b à CPUs
December 16, 2010 8:12:34 PM

No performance loss. `
a b à CPUs
December 16, 2010 8:26:30 PM

You'll be working with an older memory standard (DDR2) and probably different feature-sets, but if the AM2+ board supports AM3 chips, there won't really be a noticeable difference in performance between it and an AM3 board.
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December 16, 2010 9:23:00 PM

Yes my mobo is DDR2 but i could do without the extra expence of a new mobo,but if there is no noticable loss then ill keep it and just change the cpu. Many thanks for the replies.
a c 149 à CPUs
December 16, 2010 10:00:35 PM

There is a minor loss when going from DDR3 down to DDR2. You would not notice any loss since you do not have personal experience. I doubt even if you were used to a DDR3 setup and went to a DDR2 (with the same processor) that you would be able to notice much degredation at all.
December 17, 2010 1:27:53 PM

Thanks for the reply popatim,looks like its going to be same mobo,new cpu then,i am happy with that lol.Thanks again.