Upgrading CPU: Socket

Just a quick question , I'm going to upgrade my CPU to the AMD FX 4170. Its socket is AM3+. I ran Cpu-Z and the socket of my current CPU is AM3 (938) this means i can upgrade to the processor right?
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Any help appreciated
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    You might be able to upgrade the CPU.

    Best thing: go to motherboard manufacturer's website for supported CPU list. It will also tell you if you need to update the BIOS in order to use the CPU you want.
  2. Only if the motherboard manufacturer has a BIOS upgrade for your specific board that allows the use of AM3+ CPU's. Check the manufacturers website!
  3. So i found my motherboard on the site:

    it says it supports up to 95W Socket AM3 processors and then lists these: AMD Phenom™ II X6 / X4 / X3 / X2 / Athlon II X4 / X3 / X2 / Sempron processors

    But it's not on this list
    Being the Supported CPU's

    So i'm assuming i can't use it , if so any suggestions of a proccessor better than the current one i have ( amd athlon ii X2 250) @ 3ghz) for around £120

    Thanks for the replys
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