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Can I upgrade my processor to this?

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June 8, 2012 5:31:41 AM

I have been googling like no one's business. Maybe I just don't know what to google, but I haven't gotten very informative results. So here's my question.
I have
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (windsor), AM2 socket, 90nm - processor (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103747
Asus NODUSM3 - motherboard
nVidia nForce 410 - chipset
Can I upgrade to some type of Phenom II? (something on this list link http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Property&Subcategory=343&Description=&Type=&N=100007671+50001028&IsNodeId=1&IsPowerSearch=1&srchInDesc=&MinPrice=&MaxPrice=&PropertyCodeValue=507%3A46347&PropertyCodeValue=507%3A57138&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-AMDCPU-_-NA-_-NA).

I have read multiple time that AM3 processors will work in AM2 sockets, but I couldn't find out if the whole 45nm and 90nm difference matters.

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June 8, 2012 5:34:06 AM

If it was AM2+, possibly, (although still unlikely), but definitely not just AM2.
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June 8, 2012 5:41:08 AM

It might be possible with some (although I personally haven't seen it), but I can almost guarantee not with yours. It's an OEM board and not a great one at that.
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June 8, 2012 5:50:36 AM

I love computers and everything to do with them; however, sometimes I really hate them lol. A giant poop in a barrel. Thank you though.
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a c 283 à CPUs
June 8, 2012 5:54:01 AM

Yeah, compatibility issues suck, lol.
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