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Hello everyone, ive been kinda out of the loop for the past year and half and have forgotten a few things. Im about to do a slight upgrade for my rig and I cannot remember if my am2+ phenom2 920 cpu will work in an am3 mobo? If it will i may upgrade my board but at the moment i think im just going to throw in a couple gtx 460's and sell my 9800's. Any advice is appriciated.
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Jake
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AM3 CPUs can go into AM2+ boards, but AM2+ chips cant go into AM3 boards because the memory controllers are different
    
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ok gotcha, thank you i couldnt remember. so i guess for now the 460's should be a good bump up, considering i have little to know problem with the 9800's anyway
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the 460s are nice. but if you wait a bit on a GPU upgrade, prices could change a lot in the next couple weeks. since AMD and Nvidia are both in the process of releasing their newest GPUs. prices of current cards could drop or you could get a better card for the same amount of money
    
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yeah thats a good point. i guess i could always sell my 9800's in the mean time
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ya, work on selling those, some folders might be interested.
    
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