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Are all AM2 and AM2+ chips are able to plug into AM3+ boards?

Can they all work with DDR3 memory?
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Are all AM2 and AM2+ chips are able to plug into AM3+ boards?

Can they all work with DDR3 memory?
Actually I think NONE.
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I might be wrong but i think they are bacwards compatible, but im far from sure. And when it comes to memory i dont think there is any am3+ board that has ddr2 memory but memory is cheap nowadays anyway smile.gif
Just link the mobo,ram and cpu u want here and we can see if it works together or use google my friend thumb.gif
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I don't think youll be able to use an am2 chip in an am3+ board. a basic am2 chip only has a ddr2 memory controller built in and am3 and am3+ are ddr3 only. however all am3 processors will guaranteed work in am3+. however with how good vishera is it might be a little odd to invest into an older chip for a new am3+ board...for example using an old p2 965 be on a crosshair V formula z......yes it would guaranteed work.....but that's a plain jane old phenom 2 quad and the IMC on those chips are only solid enough to push 1600 memory and both bulldozer and piledriver can go all the way up to 2133 or even higher without issue.
     
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actually its the other way around.

AM3 cpus can work on some AM2+ motherboards. (phenom II can work with some AM2+ boards with a bios update)
But no AM2+ cpu can work on an AM3 or AM3+ motherboard, it simply wouldnt fit on the AM3 socket because AM2+ has more pins.
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I might be wrong but i think they are bacwards compatible, but im far from sure. And when it comes to memory i dont think there is any am3+ board that has ddr2 memory but memory is cheap nowadays anyway smile.gif
Just link the mobo,ram and cpu u want here and we can see if it works together or use google my friend thumb.gif

The board would be my Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 rev4.0 , the CPU would be any cheap ones I find, the memory would also be what is in my sig.

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I don't think youll be able to use an am2 chip in an am3+ board. a basic am2 chip only has a ddr2 memory controller built in and am3 and am3+ are ddr3 only. however all am3 processors will guaranteed work in am3+. however with how good vishera is it might be a little odd to invest into an older chip for a new am3+ board...for example using an old p2 965 be on a crosshair V formula z......yes it would guaranteed work.....but that's a plain jane old phenom 2 quad and the IMC on those chips are only solid enough to push 1600 memory and both bulldozer and piledriver can go all the way up to 2133 or even higher without issue.

It is not for normal computer use, just for SNG and overclocking, pure fun nothing else.

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actually its the other way around.

AM3 cpus can work on some AM2+ motherboards. (phenom II can work with some AM2+ boards with a bios update)
But no AM2+ cpu can work on an AM3 or AM3+ motherboard, it simply wouldnt fit on the AM3 socket because AM2+ has more pins.

So the chip is backward compatible not the motherboard ? AM3 chip on a AM2+ board =yes BUT not the other way around thumb.gif
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The board would be my Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 rev4.0 , the CPU would be any cheap ones I find, the memory would also be what is in my sig.
It is not for normal computer use, just for SNG and overclocking, pure fun nothing else.
So the chip is backward compatible not the motherboard ? AM3 chip on a AM2+ board =yes BUT not the other way around thumb.gif
Exactly !!!
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