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Will an AM2 processor work in an AM3 board?

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I'm fixing a computer for a friend and the mobo is dead and needs to be replaced, the processor is an AMD Athlon x2 4000+ I was curious if it would work in this board?

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...2418&sku=49021
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That's a ddr2 board and it will work.

But a true AM3 board is ddr3 and an AM2 cpu would not work in that situation.
    
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It will not work. AM2 processors have no DDR3 memory controller and I think they even have a pin more/less than an AM3 processor thus do not physically fit into the socket.

EDIT:
That's an AM2 board, it'll work.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3270#ov
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Wow, yeah, it'll work. I just looked at the title and saw AM3.
Edited by Wr3ckin_Cr3w - 1/3/11 at 1:32pm
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The Athlon 64 x2 4000+ is an AM2 socket, that board says it supports AM2/AM2+/AM3 so it should work for you. I don't know where these guys are getting that it won't work unless I'm missing something.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonhardin View Post
The Athlon 64 x2 4000+ is an AM2 socket, that board says it supports AM2/AM2+/AM3 so it should work for you. I don't know where these guys are getting that it won't work unless I'm missing something.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonhardin View Post
The Athlon 64 x2 4000+ is an AM2 socket, that board says it supports AM2/AM2+/AM3 so it should work for you. I don't know where these guys are getting that it won't work unless I'm missing something.
I was answering the title at first, but I made an edit. An AM2 processor will not work in an AM3 board. It just so happens that the board he linked to is not an AM3 socket board but AM2/AM2+ so it'll work.
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not in an AM3 only board. you can use a AM3 cpu in and AM2 board but you can't use an AM2 cpu in a AM3 board.
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PHEW!!! I know it's Monday and all but I thought I was going crazy there for a minute.
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