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I have an AMD Phenom 9950 BE Quad (1st gen) I think it is an AM2 or AM2+ CPU... Its currently in some Gigabyte board that I want to upgrade

I'm looking at an 890FX based board that supports AM3 CPUs.. I want to know if I can keep the same CPU (the 9950BE) in the new mobo. The upgrade is for nothing CPU intensive so the Phenom I is doing just fine, I just need a better motherboard.

So, will it work?
 
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No I don't think there is any forward compatibility from AM2+ to AM3 slotted MB because the pins are different, but I am sure it does work the other way around as I have a AM3 CPU in a AM2+ board.
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New CPU works in old motherboard
Old CPU does not work in new Motherboard

Mainly due to the AM2(+) CPUs not using DDR3 memory, I believe. Sure there are other reasons, but that is the big one.
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easiest way to know is check the cpu capability list of the mother board.

Witch mother board Are you looking at purchasing?

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-down....aspx?pid=3567
Edited by noobdown - 4/29/11 at 12:52pm
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Originally Posted by noobdown View Post
easiest way to know is check the cpu capability list of the mother board.

Witch mother board Are you looking at purchasing?

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-down....aspx?pid=3567
Its currently in a Gigabyte board that I'm ditching.

Im looking at two of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130274

I'm thinking since my cpu wont work, just get two Athlon II's for like 50 bucks. I don't need any cpu power really
 
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