Can Atlon 5400+ fit in AM3 socket?

Can Atlon 5400+ fit in AM3 socket?
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  1. Doubt it. Different amount of contacts.
  2. And also, the AM3 socket may provide too much power and fry your CPU.
  3. The Athlon X2 5400+ is an AM2 CPU it will not work at all on a Socket AM3 type motherboard.AM3 motherboards also use DDR3 memory and your CPU will only use DDR2 type memory.You can use a AM2+ (in addition to a older AM2) motherboard for that CPU though and they are still available (and still popular).
  4. Thank you all for the information!
  5. kosmos_oc said:
    Can Atlon 5400+ fit in AM3 socket?


    Yup.

    It will fit great.

    Won't work, though.


    Anonymous said:
    And also, the AM3 socket may provide too much power and fry your CPU.


    mmmmm ... No.
  6. No but you can get a much faster AM3 processor for $50.
  7. geekapproved said:
    No but you can get a much faster AM3 processor for $50.


    If I lived in USA, I would get a AM3 prosessor for $50. But you see, I don't.
  8. Just to let you know kosmos_oc most of the current AM2+ motherboards can be upgraded later on with more powerful AM3 CPU's (sometimes needs a simple BIOS update) in case you decide to upgrade the CPU in the future.
  9. Hmmm http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
    What mobo do you have in mind? Looks like a lot of the asus boards do .
  10. It works like this.

    AM3 CPU -> AM2 motherboard (if 95W or less TDP)
    AM3 CPU -> AM2+ motherboard
    AM3 CPU -> AM3 motherboard
    AM2+ CPU -> AM2 motherboard (if 95W or less TDP)
    AM2+ CPU -> AM2+ motherboard
    AM2 CPU -> AM2 motherboard
    AM2 CPU -> AM2+ motherboard

    That is all the compatibilities listed for you right there.
  11. Avro Arrow said:
    It works like this.

    AM3 CPU -> AM2 motherboard (if 95W or less TDP)
    AM3 CPU -> AM2+ motherboard
    AM3 CPU -> AM3 motherboard
    AM2+ CPU -> AM2 motherboard (if 95W or less TDP)
    AM2+ CPU -> AM2+ motherboard
    AM2 CPU -> AM2 motherboard
    AM2 CPU -> AM2+ motherboard

    That is all the compatibilities listed for you right there.


    This is type of information I reqvired! Everything in one plase. Thank you.
  12. ANy MB manufacturer's website will certify wchich cpus will work with specific mainboard and BIOS versions...

    Start there, don't guess.
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