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Motherboard compatability for AMD Phenom II x4 965

Hello,

I am having trouble finding the right motherboard for an AMD PhenomII x4 965 cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

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=N82E16813157262

So can an AM3 PhenomII cpu be compatible with an AM3+ motherboard or is it just specific ones?
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  1. Best answer
    AM3 CPUs work in AM3+ boards. that's why they are called AM3 "+"
  2. unksol said:
    AM3 CPUs work in AM3+ boards. that's why they are called AM3 "+"

    ~facepalm~

    thank you
  3. 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.
  4. Best answer selected by bkrdc04.
  5. Just check the CPU compatibility chart on Asrock website.
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