Difference between AM3 and AM3+ ?

computernewb

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Hi. I have a AMD phenom x4 965 which says its a AM3. will it fit into a motherboard that says AM3+? also what is FM1 and what cpu do i need to put into a FM1 motherboard?

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knight_40k

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I can only answer part of your question...I have an AMD phenom x4 965 as well and it's currently running in an Asus Crosshair V motherboard which is AM3+. The AM3+ socket was made for the 'bulldozer' 8-core cpu.
 

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