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AM3 Processor on AM2 motherboard

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So, I've been wanting to upgrade my processor to AM3, as it's holding me back a lot. However I've read that I would have to upgrade my motherboard as well, if I were to do that I'd practically need an entirely new PC. So it's not happening any time soon.

But, I've read a lot of people also say that AM3 processors will work fine. So I really need some clearing up on this before making any decisions on what to buy.

If not, which processor would you recommend I look at for my current rig?
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From what I can find your mb does not support AM3 cpus.

look here:http://asrock.com/mb/cpu.asp?Model=ALiveNF6G-VSTA
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It's dependent upon the BIOS.

Unfortunately, yours doesn't support anything higher than an old Phenom X4 9600.
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