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 m 0 l 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 m 0 l 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources CPU AM3 - Motherboard Compatible? Forum SolvedAM3 motherboard compatible with AMD FX? Forum SolvedAM3+ Motherboard (compatible with AMD parts) with internal Wireless Network Adapter for under $150? Forum Solveds the ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ motherboard compatible with Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s Forum SolvedIs the MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard compatible with the AMD FX 6300? Forum SolvedIs the ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ motherboard compatible with Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz? Forum Solvedis a AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 socket AM3+ 4 Core Processor - 3.60GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo compatible with my n68 vs3 motherboard Forum SolvedIs the ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990FX compatible with the fx 8350 cpu? Forum SolvedCan a FM2 or FM2+ CPU fit in a AM3 or AM3+ socket of a motherboard? Forum SolvedIs MSI 760GM-P21 (FX), socket AM3+ compatible with AMD FX 8320 cpu? Forum SolvedAM3+ Socket and SLI compatable motherboard needed Forum Solvedbest motherboard for am3+ cpu (amd fx 8350 Black Edition) (no budget) Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU and motherboard soon. Need help. APU Build vs. AM3+ Build vs. Intel Build Forum SolvedWill AM3+ CPU work with a AM3 Socket Motherboard? Forum SolvedCan AM3+ cpu socket fit with an AM2 socket motherboard Forum SolvedWill an AM3 CPU work in an AM3+ Socket Motherboard? Forum SolvedWould using an am3 processor on an am2+ motherboard damage the cpu permanently? Forum Want NVIDA GPU, Have Gigabyte AM3 / AMD Motherboard will it be compatible? Forum Should I upgrade my AM3+ cpu or get a motherboard cpu combo? Forum is the fx-8350 compatible with a Asus M5A97 R2.0 AMD 970 AM3+ Motherboard Socket AM3+ Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !