Are AMD FX Chips Backwards compatible with AM2+ Boards?

Are AMD FX Chips Backwards compatible with AM2+ Boards? I have a very late AM2+ ASUS M4A785D-M PRO motherboard produced in 2010. I can't find information on the web, it just says AM3+ compatible, but i know AM3 CPUs are compatible with AM2+ motherboards.
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  1. Nashsafc said:
    Are AMD FX Chips Backwards compatible with AM2+ Boards? I have a very late AM2+ ASUS M4A785D-M PRO motherboard produced in 2010. I can't find information on the web, it just says AM3+ compatible, but i know AM3 CPUs are compatible with AM2+ motherboards.


    I suppose it doesn't even matter anyway there's not much of an increase from Phenom ii x4 if it's just gaming.
  2. No. FX chips aren't even compatible with AM3 boards. Just AM3+.
  3. AM3+ is a modification of the AM3 socket. It has one additional pin for new Bulldozer-based AM3+ processors and is backwards-compatible with AM3 processors. It broke backwards-compatibility with AM2 and AM2+ processors because it does not support DDR2 memory.
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