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My athlon II 64 and my phenom don't fit in the msi 785g board u know the combo board from micro center. I haven't tried putting any other chips in this guy. I was under the impression that am3 was backwards compatible. So is the board bad or does it only fit am3
    
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have you got the am3 or am2+ version?

am2+ and some am2 boards can use am3 cpu's but am2 and am2+ cpu's cant work on am3 boards
Edited by obsidian86 - 3/6/11 at 8:05am
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AM2/AM2+ chips aren't compatible with AM3 sockets and won't fit because they have more pins then AM3 chips.

Some AM3 chips will work in AM2/AM2+ sockets though.
Edited by amorph - 3/6/11 at 8:08am
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A link to the specific 785G board would be helpful....

As the previous posters indicated, AM2 and AM2+ CPUs will not work on an AM3 board due to the pin count difference (and lack of a DDR3 memory controller).... but AM3 CPUs will work on most AM2+ boards....
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Alright thx guys just wanted to be sure. I noticed thast they're were to many pins. Rep to all
    
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