so,my friend needs a new cpu and he bought a amd althron x2 am3 but the thing is that he has now a althron with am2 socket...so is that cpu going to work or he needs a am3 mobo?please I need urgent help. here is the motherboard: Manufacturer BIOSTAR Group Model N61PA-M2S Version 1.0 Chipset Vendor NVIDIA Chipset Model MCP61 Chipset Revision A3 Southbridge Vendor NVIDIA Southbridge Model MCP61 Southbridge Revision A2
Answer by NeoHavock · Aug 17, 2011 at 12:59 AM
The answer is Yes & NO. Some AM2 & AM2+ boards will accept AM3 CPUs with a BIOS update, most DO NOT. The motherboard mfg should have a list of CPUs that will work in the mobo as well as any BIOS updates. It is very likely your friend will need a new mobo as well.