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hi all, i am new to this site and wanted to know can i install a AMD FX CPU in my asus m3n ht deluxe am2+ board??
or what am3 cpu's will fit? thanks
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more than likely NO. I had an AM2+ board and with a bios update if there is one for you board It allowed me to run a AMD 955BE, which is an AM3. But all the new BD Procs are AM3+ I believe.
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AM3 processors work on AM2+ motherboards. This is due to the presence of both the DDR2 and DDR3 memory controllers on the processor. Your motherboard will support any CPU's in the CPU support list linked to below.
http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2Plus/M3NHT_DeluxeHDMI/#CPUS
For example you board supports Athlon II X2-X4 CPU's and Phenom II x2,x3,x4 and x6 CPU's.
AMD FX CPU's only work on AM3+ motherboards due to a different pin layout in the socket itself.
Edited by Kieran - 1/30/12 at 8:30am
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post #4 of 11
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excellent. that list is a great help. now i know what will fit and work. maybe just a case of bios update :\ thanks
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Don't do it man

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if you can find a 960t, get it. its the best am3 cpu you can get
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post #7 of 11
AM3 cpu on a AM2+ mobo is fine.

AM3+ cpu on a AM2+ mobo won't work. AM3+ cpus don't have DDR2 controller.
    
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ebay here i come then :\
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I use the 960T (AM3) in my gigabyte 790x motherboard (AM2+/AM3). Even with the slower ddr 2 ram, it runs like a champ.
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yeh i am thinkin down the 960t line. or 1090t.... did you have to do bios update on you 790x?
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