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All official sources I have read say that the AMD 7xx series chipsets support the Phenom, the Athlon 64, and the Sempron. Why do so many motherboards with 7xx chipsets support Athlon II, Phenom II, and FX processors as well? In my specific instance, I am running an Athlon II x4 with an ASRock 960GM/U3S3.
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Eh?

Older AM2/AM2+ CPUs won't function on an AM3 socket 7xx chipset due to lack of a DDR3 memory controller. Some of the 7xx chipsets like the 760G were used across a variety of boards ranging from AM2+ through AM3+

Is that what you're getting at?
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Yes, that is what I meant. Two sources have failed to mention that 7xx chipsets support AM3 and AM3+. Do you know why?
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AM3+ enhancements are more based around power regulation for the CPU socket and are independent of the chipset itself.
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Oh, OK. Thanks.
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