Athlon 64 3800 in a AM2+ socket

I have an AMD Athlon 64 3800 on an MSI board with an AM2 socket. The mobo video craps out and even locks up an external video card. So, can I move my AMD Athlon 64 3800 to an ASUStek M2N68-AM_QVL mobo with socket AM2+. It looks like the ASUS is compatible with that processor, but I see a lot of questions on the net about AM vs. AM2+.


MSI K9NBPM2-FID mobo
AMD Athlon 64 3800 processor
DDR2 PC6400 memory (2x 512)

Thanks in advance
Jerry
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  1. Have you gone into your bios and disabled your onboard video?
  2. An AM2 CPU will work in an AM2+ socket. Not an issue. However, to ensure best results when you move to the new config, install a clean installation of your operating system (I assume you are running some version of Windows).

    Good luck!
  3. Thanks for the input. I did the transfer and it works fine same memory same cpu, new ASUSM2N68 mobo.
    Your advice gave the confidence that I was right. Now if I could just find all my old files in my new Win7 installation.
    Good Advice. :pt1cable:
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