Is this motherboard compatible with an AM3 CPU? Tags: CPUs AMD Motherboards Compatibility Last response: January 25, 2012 2:10 AM in CPUs Share tophernator1022 January 25, 2012 12:18:34 AM Hi. My motherboard is a Asus M3A78-CM. I currently have a AMD Athlon II X4 630, which I have been looking to upgrade to a AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz. Will this be compatible? It said the motherboard supports AM2+...? Any info would be great. Thanks. More about : motherboard compatible am3 cpu xaira a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard January 25, 2012 12:36:19 AM your cpu support list does not show support for the am3+ FX series, however it does support all am3 cpus http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2Plus/M3A78CM/#C... the fastest cpu you can support is the 1090t although compared to the x4 630 you will see no improvement if you upgrade to the 4100 list your specs and i will tell you if you even need to modify your current config tophernator1022 January 25, 2012 12:46:32 AM Thanks for the quick reply. I really apprecaite it. Here's my current setup: Motherboard -- Asus M3A78-CM CPU - AMD Athlon II X4 630 GPU - Geforce 560 ti 4 gigs of DDR2 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer xaira a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard January 25, 2012 2:10:22 AM nice mid range rig you got there, if you want more gaming performance you can go for a x4 965 and a 570/580 once you have a good enough PSU, or if you are unsatisfied with your screen real estate, you can go for a bigger monitor, i would more lean toward an upgrade to a ssd/hybrid drive... this will not increase fps, but loading times will be much shorter Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCPU AM3 - Motherboard Compatible ? ForumLooking for AM3 motherboard for my newly bought CPU ForumAM3 NVIDIA MCP68S Micro ATX AMD Motherboard compatible with the Radeon 4850? ForumCan I place a Socket AM2+ CPU into a Socket AM3 + Motherboard ? ForumAsrock 770 Extreme 3 AM3 Motherboard which cpu to Upgrade ForumNeed help selecting compatible AM3 motherboard . ForumBest AM2+ motherboard compatible with AM3 ? ForumUsing a AM3 + CPU in a AM3 motherboard ForumPhenom x4 955 socket 938 compatible with am3 + motherboard ? ForumCan I use my AMD athlon64x2 4000+ cpu in an am3 motherboard ? ForumWill a 775, am2/am3 backward compatible psu run a am3 + motherboard ForumWill a Am3 cpu work on this am2 motherboard ? ForumGaming laptop help More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !