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AM3 CPU in AM2 Mobo

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November 8, 2012 5:21:30 PM

I think this is the right section.. Ok, so here's the situation. I'm looking to upgrade my prebuilt computer. I got it a few years back, so it has an AM2 mobo with a 65 watt TDP max. I have found a 65w AMD Phenom x2 905e, but it has an am3 socket. I know that an am3 CPU will physically fit into an Am2 socket, but will it work? Thanks in Advance for any help. :) 

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November 8, 2012 5:44:09 PM

Hi, The new CPU will probably require a newer BIOS version and the prebuilt systems will not allow you to do it. What's the PC model?
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November 8, 2012 5:51:09 PM

I don't know the model, but I know the specs, if that helps? It has an iris8 mobo, if that also helps..
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November 8, 2012 6:00:33 PM

Here are the specs: Socket type: AM2

Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 4800+ (up to 65 Watt TDP)
Athlon 64 up to 3800+
Sempron - All
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...
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