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Mobo is a msi k9a platinum but I can't find BIOS updates for newer chips. Using a 4200x2 right now and wanna update it. It's old trusty lol. Will it support a quad cpu if voltage is fine?

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uhm. so your asking if a am2 socket will support an am3/am2+ cpu?

am2+ can work in am2 board
am3 will not.

simple
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uhm. so your asking if a am2 socket will support an am3/am2+ cpu?

am2+ can work in am2 board
am3 will not.

simple
Thanks so the am2+ will fit but might not to work with mobo?
    
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am2+ chips have the possibility to work with am2 boards. but most likely with limited possibilities. biggest limiting factor is if your bios supports the am2+ chip

(this was found with a quick search of google)
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Hmm so it probably won't work cause of no BIOS update for am2+
    
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No, actually. In many cases, an AM3 CPU will work in a AM2+ socket, provided with a BIOS update.

Its the other way around, a AM2 CPU will not fit into a AM3 socket.

CPU Compatibility list

Unfortunately, according to this CPU compatibility list, you wont be able to upgrade to a quadcore.
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No, actually. In many cases, an AM3 CPU will work in a AM2+ socket, provided with a BIOS update.

Its the other way around, a AM2 CPU will not fit into a AM3 socket.

CPU Compatibility list

Unfortunately, according to this CPU compatibility list, you wont be able to upgrade to a quadcore.
Thanks a lot! Hoping it wasn't a dead end but still slim choices.

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Thanks a lot! Hoping it wasn't a dead end but still slim choices.

You have a lotta snow in mad town?
We got dumped on a couple of times, probably 4-5 inches each time. It was way worse for people above us though, 12 inches or more!

You have any relatives who live in Madison or...?
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Hello, i have an Anus m2n-e sli mobo, is there any pssibility, that i will run an am2+ cpu on it? or is it too bad to run any? as i have read there may be not enough chips?
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