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Will an am2+ processor function in a AM2 socket?

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Yep, an AM3 processor will too. Note that you can't put an AM2 or AM2+ processor in an AM3 board because the AM3 motherboards only have DDR3 slots, while AM2 and AM2+ chips are compatible only with DDR2. AM3 processors support both, which is why they work.
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post #3 of 34
No, an AM2+ will not work in an AM2 socket. It is the other way around.

AM2+ is the only socket that can accommodate AM2, AM2+, and AM3 processors.
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post #4 of 34
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Originally Posted by DevilGear44 View Post
No, an AM2+ will not work in an AM2 socket. It is the other way around.
You're wrong, I am telling you from personal experience running a Phenom 9850 in an AM2 socket M2N-E. It required a BIOS update but it worked.
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post #5 of 34
yea it will. you MIGHT need to update BIOS. Check your motherboard manufacturer website for the CPU list just to verify compatibility
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Then I guess the question is: what's the AM2 motherboard in question?
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post #7 of 34
Yes, it will work after a BIOS update that adds AM2+ compatibility with the motherboard.
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post #8 of 34
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I am asking because I have an ACER x1200 with an am2 socket. running a 2.4 dual.

I want to save the machine because its so hearty.

Does acer support bios updates?

ALSO DO I LOOSE CAPACITY OR SPEED when exchanging processors?
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I have my doubts an OEM would release a BIOS update for AM2+ compatibility...

Can we get the exact model of the computer?
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honestly its an outdated machine but it keeps kickin and I like how small it is, I would like to modernize it.

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