Is this motherboard compatible with an AM3 CPU?

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.

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  1. your cpu support list does not show support for the am3+ FX series, however it does support all am3 cpus

    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
  2. 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
  3. 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
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