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AM3+ (note the plus) processor on AM2+ socket?

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September 19, 2012 4:12:07 PM

Hello. I thnking of replacing my AMD Phenom X4 (not sure of model number) 2,6GHz with AMD FX-1400 Black Edition 3.6GHz which is AM3+ processor. My mobo has AM2+ socket so will it fit? I've heard that it will fit to AM3 but not sure about AM3+. Do they even have difference? Thanks in advance, i just started my IT studies and i'm not so familiar with these stuff so..

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September 19, 2012 4:22:26 PM

not it will not. and only a few AM3 boards can support the AM3+ cpu. so just get a AM3+ board and some DDR3 memory ?
September 19, 2012 7:23:39 PM

well your board must be am3 allready as you have a phenom processor (which is am3) but i dont know if its am3+... could you give me a model number of it and ill look it up for you
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September 19, 2012 7:30:59 PM

AM3+ CPU's will work in only in AM3+ (DDR3 only)

AM3 CPU's will work in AM3/AM3+ or AM2+ mobo's (Works with DDR3 or DDR2 Ram)

AM2+ CPU's will only work in AM2+ mobo's (DDR2 only)

AM2 CPU's will only work in AM2/AM2+ mobo's (DDR2 only)
September 19, 2012 7:57:56 PM

Viking2121 said:
AM3+ CPU's will work in only in AM3+ (DDR3 only)

AM3 CPU's will work in AM3/AM3+ or AM2+ mobo's (Works with DDR3 or DDR2 Ram)

AM2+ CPU's will only work in AM2+ mobo's (DDR2 only)

AM2 CPU's will only work in AM2/AM2+ mobo's (DDR2 only)

was gonna write that XD
September 21, 2012 9:06:38 PM

Well my processor seems to be Phenom II X4 810. I have ddr2 memory.
September 21, 2012 9:09:54 PM

+ little unrelated question but don't bother making another topic for it: should i replace my graphic card (Radeon HD 4850 with 2431Mb memory) over processor or both for ideal gaming performance?
September 21, 2012 9:58:05 PM

allright! which would be prior if i could choose only one.
September 21, 2012 10:03:06 PM

the GPU and try to oc your cpu a little
September 21, 2012 10:04:14 PM

Allright thank you very much!
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