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I have a question that may seem stupid, but i've been out of the computer game for over 2 years now, ever since I dicided it was more important to buy a vehicle than keep updating my computer...My last personal build was a Core i7 920 w/ A 5850, H50 Cooler and an ASUS USB 3.0 Motherboard..

Anyways...About 2 years ago I built my grandfather a computer using newer but cheaper parts, such as a ASUS AM2+ motherboard that supported AM3, A cheap AM3 Sempron, Cheap DDR2, a Cheap low profile case, ect. Anyways, I visted him recently only to find that he ruined the Power Supply by smoking in his house. TAR was everywhere, inside the case, inside the PSU, ect. It had so much tar, the only fan that actually spun was the heatsink fan (Thankfully)


OK ANYWAYS.....Will AM3+ fit inside an AM2+ Socket? If so does AM3+ still have A DDR2 controller in it, or only a DDR3 controller? Thanks.
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I have a question that may seem stupid, but i've been out of the computer game for over 2 years now, ever since I dicided it was more important to buy a vehicle than keep updating my computer...
Anyways...About 2 years ago I built my grandfather a computer using newer but cheaper parts, such as a ASUS AM2+ motherboard that supported AM3, A cheap AM3 Sempron, Cheap DD2, a Cheap low profile case, ect. Anyways, I visted him recently only to find that he ruined the Power Supply by smoking in his house. TAR was everywhere, inside the case, inside the PSU, ect. It had so much tar, the only fan that actually spun was the heatsink fan (Thankfully)
OK ANYWAYS.....Will AM3+ fit inside an AM2+ Socket? If so does AM3+ still have A DDR2 controller in it, or only a DDR3 controller? Thanks.

will not work, am3+ chips work on am3+ BOARDS

best am2/3 chip and good price is the 940 tongue.gif
post #3 of 10
non of the AM3+ cpu's have a ddr2 controler they all are ddr3
post #4 of 10
There are still plenty of options for AM2+ platforms. You wont be able to run a Bulldozer on it, but plenty of Phenom II models have AM2+ support, including hexa-cores. Just make sure to check the supported CPUs list for the motherboard in question.
 
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any of these if you have the upated bios to match (see last margin for bios number) http://www.asrock.com/mb/cpu.asp?Model=N68-S

max 95 watt cpu.

i have miss read the post again, rolleyes.gif
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Only AM3 can be used on AM2+ socket. AM3+ based CPU (FX processor) does not have DDR2 controller inside, so it cannot be used on AM2+ motherboard.
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I figured that anyways considering DDR2 is no longer being made. Oh well :/
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yeah its a no-go, would just get a phenom x4/x6 anyways considering how awful bulldozer is :l

also how did THAT much tar manage to build up, sounds pretty crazy
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I would recomend a PH II 550 or a Athlon II
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If you want to max out that system, put in a Thuban if the board can handle the TDP. Bulldozers can't use DDR2 at all. The Thuban is just as good if not better on most tasks anyway, as I am sure you know.
     
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