Sockets Tags: CPUs Socket Motherboards Last response: October 1, 2012 7:12 AM in CPUs Share niks67 October 1, 2012 5:46:48 AM hi i want to know if you have a cpu that is an am3 socket and a motherboard that only supports am3+ sockets would it still work More about : sockets | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove lazyboy947 CPUs Authority Motherboard Expert October 1, 2012 6:04:21 AM yes the am3 socket cpus will work fine in an am3+ motherboard. Its when u use a am3+ cpu in a am3 socket motherboard that a compatibility arises, except in certain chipset am3 motherboards usually 890FX but AM3+ mobo+AM3 cpu = Compatible | Report abuse niks67 October 1, 2012 6:08:06 AM thanks | Report abuse sarinaide CPUs Authority Motherboard Expert October 1, 2012 7:12:59 AM Yes AM3+ is backward compatible. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Sockets> Related ressources: ForumFM1 and FM2 Sockets ForumFuture of sockets ForumWhy Change Sockets ? ForumMotherboard has BOTH 20 AND 24 pin sockets ? ForumWill intel switch CPU sockets soon? mobo insurance Forum4 Pin fans run at 100% speed at my 3 pin sockets mobo.Too much noise ForumPOGO Pin SOCKETS ?? Forum2 dead ram sockets . no display on other 2 ForumDifference between AM3+ White and Black Sockets ForumDefective CPU sockets ForumIntel sockets - can someone help make sense of them all? ForumWhat are the new sockets ? ForumCan my CPU fit in other sockets ???? Pleassseeee Help!!!!! ForumWhat is the difference between AM3 and AM3+ sockets ForumAre motherboards with multiple CPU sockets better? ForumTypes of pin sockets amd sempron use ForumWhat is the differenc between am3 and fm 1 sockets ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question ForumCan wall sockets/extensions effect computer performance? ForumReplasement 1155 cpu motherboard sockets More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !