AM2, AM2+ or AM3 ?

Hello,
I have a PC with an AMD Phenom 2.50 GHz CPU. Can anyone tell me how to tell if it is a AM2, AM2+, or AM3? I want to upgrade my motherboard to one with PCIe slots and a AM3+ CPU socket. I am told that AM2 & AM2+ will not work so I need to know what my existing on is. Thanks TERRY
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  1. Download and install it will tell you http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html but if I had to guess you have an original phenom which is AM2+.
  2. dirtyferret said:
    new avatar for the BD launch?

    Just a statement, the only bulldozer I am getting this round! FX II maybe, already have a AM3+ board with a X3 in it!
  3. TerryMatthiensen said:
    Hello,
    I have a PC with an AMD Phenom 2.50 GHz CPU. Can anyone tell me how to tell if it is a AM2, AM2+, or AM3? I want to upgrade my motherboard to one with PCIe slots and a AM3+ CPU socket. I am told that AM2 & AM2+ will not work so I need to know what my existing on is. Thanks TERRY


    The white or ivory plastic thing with holes that your chip is plugged into is the socket. At the top of this socket a name is molded into it. That is the name and type of socket. If your processor is working and it is plugged into that socket then you can be pretty sure that the processor type is the same type as the socket it is plugged into.
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