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. Score 0 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 Score 0 Related resources Best graphic card in the $$150-220 range - Forum Best CPU for AM2 MoBo? - Forum Could my AM2 socket MOBO support an AM3 CPU? - Forum Best CPU for an old AM2+ - Forum Best AM2+ CPU for this motherboard - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution dudewitbow a b à CPUs June 14, 2012 8:04:55 PM I would assume so on the bios update. and btw, your links are the same Share andY biersack June 14, 2012 8:16:18 PM Best answer selected by andY biersack. Score 0 Mousemonkey a b à CPUs June 14, 2012 10:26:35 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedcan i run an am3 cpu on an am2+ mobo Forum SolvedHow can a MoBo that doesn't support DDR2 support an AM2+ cpu??? Forum SolvedBest AM2+ CPU for it's money? Forum SolvedWhat is the best AM2+ CPU? Forum SolvedAHCI on AM2+ Mobo with AM2 CPU Forum SolvedAM3 cpu can be in a AM2+ and AM2 MoBo?? Forum SolvedWhat is the performance loss on putting an AM3 CPU on a AM2+ Mobo? Forum best graphic card for asustek narra2 am2 mobo Forum SolvedCPU/MOBO/Mid Tower Case - Best options? Forum SolvedWhat is the best CPU/MOBO for video editing under $500? Forum Solvedbest gpu and cpu or mobo under 33000rs Forum SolvedBest gaming upgrades for Dell Optiplex 740 MiniTower for $300-$400 Changing GPU, PSU, RAM CPU and Mobo Forum SolvedWhats the best cpu,mobo and ram I can get? Forum Will any AM2+ or AM3 or AM3+ cpu work with my ASRockXLI -eSATA2 mobo Forum SolvedBest Budget CPU + Mobo Combination for ~$200 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !