use am3 on a am2 mobo
Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:05 AM
Be aware you won't be using the full capacity of the AM3 processor though.
Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:52 PM
You cannot use AM2+ processors on AM3 boards.
Posted 11 May 2010 - 04:52 PM
AM2 doesn't support DDR3; AM3 does.
AM3 supports DDR3 and DDR2 memory because the memory controller is part of the processor, not part of the board.
* AM3 processors work on AM2+ motherboards due to the presence of both the DDR2 and DDR3 memory controller
* AM2+ processors do not work on AM3 motherboards due to the processor's lack of a DDR3 memory controller
The pin configuration of the AM2+ socket (940 pins) is mechanically different from the AM3 socket (941 pins), however this has no effect on functionality.
Posted 11 May 2010 - 05:29 PM
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