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I have this motherboard:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5235299

I got this because it had cheap AM2+ CPU support and AM3. I am wondering if I could plug in a AM3+ Quad core or higher into it. They have low wattage, so there should not be a problem, right? I am saving up for a new 990FX motherboard, but until then, could a AM3+ CPU (8-core anyone?) work in this motherboard?
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http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/list.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=M4A785-M&p=1

According to the CPU support list it does not look like AM3+ is supported. Besides I think I'd rather go with a Deneb/Thuban considering Bulldozer has no real performance in any real areas.
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Sager NP8652
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom II 980 @ 3.9ghz ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe MSI GTX 560 Ti 448 Twin Frozr @ 850mhz EVGA GT 620 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
8GB OCZ DDR2 1066 Crucial M500 480GB 2x Western Digital 640GB Sony Optiarc AD-7241S-0B 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Xigmatek Dark Knight - push/pull w/ tape mod Windows 7 Pro x64 AOC i2353 23.5" Element ELEFW408 40" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sentey Cobalt Pro Corsair 750TX Cooler Master Centurion Razer Mamba (3.5G) 
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By the way, I have read all of the stats, numbers, facts, but from experiences only: Is there a performance difference between Athlon, and Pentium?
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