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AM3 Chips Are Compatible with AM3+?

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December 4, 2012 2:43:13 AM

I read on a tomshardware forum post that an AM3 chip such as the Phenom 965 is compatible with AM3+. I just wanted to confirm this becase AM3 is a dead socket and was wondering if I could just get an AM3+ board and be happy for the next year or two.

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December 4, 2012 2:51:50 AM

AM3+ is backward compatible with the AM3.
December 4, 2012 2:56:44 AM

What about the other way around? ^^
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December 4, 2012 3:08:04 AM

What a board am3 is not compatible with bulldozer cpus or piledriver ones.
You said you want a mobo am3+ to go with your 965 be, so it will be compatible with that cpu and ready for any of the recent amd cpus.
December 4, 2012 3:09:56 AM

Oh, the first guy meant am3+ BOARDS are compatible with AMD CHIPS, I feel stupid, thanks
December 4, 2012 3:10:02 AM

Best answer selected by daiwek.