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AMD FX cpu in an AM3 mb - will it work?

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March 8, 2012 7:02:16 PM

Hi
Planning on a new (six core) cpu in my ASRock 870 Extreme3 mobo. Will an FX (AM3+ cpu) work in my AM3 mobo?
/Wiz

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March 8, 2012 7:15:55 PM

Sadly if you're not using the rev2.0 board you're out of luck. The rev1.0 (if I can call it that) doesn't support the FX CPUs.
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March 9, 2012 1:02:28 AM

FX series CPU's WILL NOT work on an AM3 board, simple as that. AM3+ is required for FX series CPU's
February 24, 2013 12:00:47 AM

That isn't strictly correct. AM3 and AM3+ sockets are pin compatible. Both Asus and ASRock have announced support for Bulldozer CPUs on selected AM3 socket motherboards via a BIOS update. I am personally running an Asus M4A89TD Pro/USB3 AM3 motherboard with an AMD FX 8150 AM3+ CPU.
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