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Post by Merlin » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:27 pm

I see a lot of MB that can take AM2 , AM2+ and AM3 CPUs does that mean that a MB that only lists AM3 can run an AM2 CPU like that listed in my Sig??
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Post by XstollieX » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:56 pm

Unfortunately no, Socket AM3 boards can only run AM3 CPU's. AM2 and AM2+ chips only feature DDR2 memory controllers while AM3 chips have both DDR2 or DDR3 memory controllers on them

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Post by Merlin » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:03 am

So If I have to do a piecemeal upgrade the CPU would need to be first.
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Post by skier » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:45 am

Merlin wrote:So If I have to do a piecemeal upgrade the CPU would need to be first.
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