Will am3 work in am2 Tags: CPUs Asus Last response: March 21, 2012 4:18 AM in CPUs Share madman6 March 21, 2012 2:23:31 AM i have asus m2nc51-ar it is a am2 borad. i need to know if i can use am3 More about : am3 work am2 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove mocchan CPUs Master March 21, 2012 2:31:53 AM No you can't, you either need an AM2+, AM3, or AM3+ motherboard. | Report abuse madman6 March 21, 2012 2:39:05 AM you can cange the bo | Report abuse Slickrick214 March 21, 2012 3:14:53 AM no they are not backwards compatible. | Report abuse GI_JONES March 21, 2012 4:18:57 AM If I'm not mistaken, an AM2+ cpu would work, provided the bios supports it. However, as stated above, the AM3 cpu's wont work. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Will am3 work in am2> Related ressources: ForumWill an am3 processor work with my am2 + motherboard? ForumPossible to make an AM3 CPU work on an AM2 + motherboard? ForumAM2 + processor in a socket AM3 + mobo - does it work ??? ForumWill am3 work in am2 ForumWill a Am3 cpu work on this am2 motherboard? ForumWill AM2 + cpu work on an AM3 mother board ForumWould AM2 heat sinks+fans work on AM3 motherboards? ForumAM2 coolers all work with am3 amirite? ForumDo AM2 + CPU coolers work on AM3 CPUs? ForumBest Value CPU cooler for AM2 + that also will work for AM3 ForumDo AM2 socket boards work with AM3 CPUs. ForumAM3 and AM2 + ForumCan I place a Socket AM2 + CPU into a Socket AM3 + Motherboard? ForumAM3 processor on AM2 + chipset? ForumAM3 cpu wont work on AM2 mobo Forum212 evo fan replacement ForumHow well will my CPU run games? ForumWill applying thermal paste like this reduce it's effectiveness? ForumI need very cheap Am3 MOBO ForumI require a new CPU cooler (AM3) More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !