Will a am3 socket work with a am2+processor

i have an am3 socket and i wanna get a nice am2+ processor but would it work/fit or should i save up and just get an am3 one?

i have http://i.imgur.com/0sdeD.png


and want http://www.provantage.com/amd-adx645wfgmbox~7AAMD2H6.htm


would it work?
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  1. viper662 said:
    i have an am3 socket and i wanna get a nice am2+ processor but would it work/fit or should i save up and just get an am3 one?

    i have http://i.imgur.com/0sdeD.png


    and want http://www.provantage.com/amd-adx645wfgmbox~7AAMD2H6.htm


    would it work?


    generally speaking AM2+ donot work in am3 boards because am2 processors dont support DDR3 ram with is the standard on most am3 boards.

    wiki agrees with that statement.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_AM3
  2. No, just get an AM3 Processor please :) Many are good such as X4 965 BE.
  3. viper662 said:
    i have an am3 socket and i wanna get a nice am2+ processor but would it work/fit or should i save up and just get an am3 one?

    i have http://i.imgur.com/0sdeD.png


    and want http://www.provantage.com/amd-adx645wfgmbox~7AAMD2H6.htm


    would it work?

    So you have an Athlon II X2 250 which is a AM3 CPU!
    You want to replace it with an Athlon II X4 645 which is as well a AM3 CPU!
    In most cases that will work but there are some boards out there that have a wattage limit on the CPU so without knowing what board you are using I can not say 100% but very likely since the X4 is only 95 watt TDP!
    Really do not understand why you are bringing the AM2+ socket into this discussion.
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