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Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby Leprekaun » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:32 am

Hi all. I might be upgrading my motherboard because I think there might be some issues with my current one. The problem is, I can't find any AM3 motherboards anymore, they're either FM1/FM2/AM3+ so I wanted to check. If I get an AM3+ motherboard, will my AM3 CPU work fine with it? Thanks.
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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby veli05 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:53 am

yes
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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:11 am

Yes. The + simply means they should ALSO work with newer cpu:s, the ones that came out after AM3 standard.
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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:58 am

It'll work as a charm.
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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby Hammer_Time » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:11 am

magically delicious!! :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:47 am

So, did you buy/order one?
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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby veli05 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:05 am

Hammer_Time wrote:magically delicious!! :mrgreen: :lol:


Lucky Charms is the perfect mix of sugar and "whole" grains :lol: :licks: , one of my favorites. That and Cinnamin Toast Crunch
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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby Hammer_Time » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:38 pm

:D I also love Cap'n Crunch of course! 8) :lol:
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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:12 pm

All that sugar..... just some black coffee and a sandwich with a slice of cheese or so..
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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby Hammer_Time » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:39 pm

much healthier!

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MUCH better than this cereal!!! I pity the fool that has to eat this crap!! :

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Okay, thread completely and utterly derailed now... :oops: :mrgreen:

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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:36 pm

Okay, thread completely and utterly derailed now...

Are you really REALLY sure?
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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby Hammer_Time » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:38 pm

Warning, NSFW pic ( F word ) :

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:lol: NOW I'm sure!! :wink: :lol:
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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby Celt » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:49 pm

H_T, that last one should not be anywhere other than the lounge.

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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby Hammer_Time » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:35 pm

Sorry! :oops: :incoming:

I was quite blitzed when I posted that tbh, I blamez it on the VP debate tonite!! :shock: :lol:

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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:11 pm

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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby Hammer_Time » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:38 pm

:lol: That looks more like a reward than a punishment! Me likey! 8) :lol:
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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby Celt » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:41 am

Just censor the F word ;-)
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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby Hammer_Time » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:01 am

changed pic to a link with NSFW warning. :mrgreen:
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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:39 am

Hammer_Time wrote::lol: That looks more like a reward than a punishment! Me likey! 8) :lol:

I was looking for a bad hammer, but that one was just too funny.
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Re: Are AM3+ motherboards compatible with AM3 CPUs?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:45 am

Hammer_Time wrote:changed pic to a link with NSFW warning. :mrgreen:


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