Closed Best cpu for am2+ mobo ($150-220) Tags: CPUs Bottleneck Product Last response: June 14, 2012 10:26 PM in CPUs Share andY biersack June 14, 2012 6:18:30 PM Hey i am trying to help a friend to look for the best cpu in his budget so his 560 ti does not bottleneck. here is his mobo http://reviews.cnet.com/motherboards/asus-m4a785-m-moth...;subnav I recommended this http://www.aztekcomputers.com/HDZ940XCJ4DGIBP-AMD-21397... He's said no that this is better http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=Phenom+I... I said no that one wouldn't work because that was a am3 cpu and he has a am2+ mobo and also said that his mobo supported that cpu when its clearly a am2+ mobo I am on the intel side so I don't really get the amd cpu's So what are your thought's on what best for the am2+ platform and would a am3 go into a am2+ socket Thank you for your input More about : cpu am2 mobo 150 220 dudewitbow a b à CPUs June 14, 2012 6:28:50 PM An AM3 cpu can be used on an AM2+ board, but the only downside is you are stuck with ddr2 ram, which AM3 motherboards introduced. andY biersack June 14, 2012 7:26:46 PM dudewitbow said:An AM3 cpu can be used on an AM2+ board, but the only downside is you are stuck with ddr2 ram, which AM3 motherboards introduced. So which would be better for the board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-106-... And wouldn't he have to do a bios update Related resources Best CPU for AM2 MoBo ? - Forum Best AM2 + Mobo for Phenom II X4 965? - Forum Start of a build, Need the best mobo for Phenom II 940 AM2 + - Forum Best bang for the buck AM2 + mobo - Forum AM3 cpu can be in a AM2 + and AM2 MoBo ?? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution dudewitbow a b à CPUs June 14, 2012 8:04:55 PM Share I would assume so on the bios update. and btw, your links are the same andY biersack June 14, 2012 8:16:18 PM Best answer selected by andY biersack. Mousemonkey a b à CPUs June 14, 2012 10:26:35 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumBest socket am2 + cpu under 89w Forumneed suggestion on best AM2 mobo ForumBest cpu for am2 motherboards ForumAM3 cpu on AM2 mobo Forumbest AM2 Mobo for £100? ForumBest AM2 mATX mobo for HTPC ForumAM2 upgrade CPU options ForumBest cheap AM2 mobo ForumBest AM2 CPU ? ForumBest AM2 CPU to overclock? ForumReplacing AM2 CPU ForumGaming pc build ForumPlease help a newbie understand why Seasonic PSU wont turn on :( ForumI5 3570K Equivalent and mobo for virtualization ForumMobo and CPU will they work? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !