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AMD Socket AM2+, Compatible with AM3 - What do I need to know?

AMD Socket AM2+, Compatible with AM3 - What do I need to know?

I'm reading that "AMD Socket AM2+ motherboards are compatible with Socket AM3 based chips". But even the AM2+ Wikipedia article doesn't currently explain more than that.

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"It all depends on the motherboard and which processors it claims to support. I personaly would go with AM3 due to the support for DDR3 and future compatibility. AM2/AM2+ only support DDR2 chipsets. Any AM2+ socket is going to be dependant on the motherboard manufactor releasing a BIOS update for their products, which can be hit and miss depending on the quality of the motherboard.

If your looking for a deal though, you might find a good price on an am2+ board as it is the last gen technology. Newegg and reputable sites post lots of technical details so you can make sure you buy a compatible processor."