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Motherboard compatability for AMD Phenom II x4 965

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May 14, 2012 12:12:43 AM

Hello,

I am having trouble finding the right motherboard for an AMD PhenomII x4 965 cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the specifications says it is an AM3 socket cpu so I would assume that only AM3 socket MOBO's would fit. However, this asus motherboard has an AM3+ socket and it says it supports the PhenomII.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So can an AM3 PhenomII cpu be compatible with an AM3+ motherboard or is it just specific ones?

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a b V Motherboard
May 14, 2012 12:20:14 AM

AM3 CPUs work in AM3+ boards. that's why they are called AM3 "+"
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May 14, 2012 12:23:17 AM

unksol said:
AM3 CPUs work in AM3+ boards. that's why they are called AM3 "+"

~facepalm~

thank you
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a b V Motherboard
May 14, 2012 12:23:19 AM

Not all motherboards support all cpus in a socket series. It depends on bios support also. But most newer chipsets are backwards compatable.AM3+ boards support AM3 cpus.
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May 14, 2012 12:23:26 AM

Best answer selected by bkrdc04.
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a b V Motherboard
May 14, 2012 12:33:52 AM

Just check the CPU compatibility chart on Asrock website.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
May 14, 2012 6:02:52 AM

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