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alexop
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Will an AM3 processor work in an AM3+ motherboard?

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I have a Phenom II X4 955e socket AM3 (938) on a Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H Ver2.2.

After a bios flash went wrong the mobo seems dead and i wonder if i can replace it with an AM3+ new mobo.

By the way flashing Gigabyte with @BIOS is a disaster and dual-bios never worked.

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black_zion
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Re: Will an AM3 processor work in an AM3+ motherboard?

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The support page for the motherboard will list all compatible processors, although I would use the opportunity to go with a Ryzen system.

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maxokll
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Re: Will an AM3 processor work in an AM3+ motherboard?

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Yes, just not the other way around. I have an ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ and I could potentially run a Phenom II AM3 on it.

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black_zion
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Re: Will an AM3 processor work in an AM3+ motherboard?

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The support page for the motherboard will list all compatible processors, although I would use the opportunity to go with a Ryzen system.

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amdmatt
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Re: Will an AM3 processor work in an AM3+ motherboard?

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glad to see that you have found the correct answer to your question.  In order to help others with a similar problem to find this answer quickly, we have locked the discussion to keep it focused on the issue you reported.

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