AM3 CPU in AM2 Mobo

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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  1. 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?
  2. I don't know the model, but I know the specs, if that helps? It has an iris8 mobo, if that also helps..
  3. 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
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