Question "If it fits, it can work." AM3 compatability issue

NightHawkRMX

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FX processors are AM3+. Your motherboard uses the older socket AM3.

You will want to look for a CPU on this list: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-MA78LMT-S2-rev-3x/support#support-cpu

A 6 core phenom would work, but these are not very high clocked and have pretty poor performance, aswell as a pretty high price all things concidered.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Phenom-II-X6-1035T-2-6GHz-Six-Core-HDT35TWFK6DGR-Processor/324048444141?hash=item4b72cadaed:g:xLMAAOSw0vdeJiQe
Have a Phenom II x6 1055T I had managed a stable clock of 3.6 with no extra voltage. Can find them from $60-90. Which considering I got my Ryzen 5 2600 for $112, is pretty pricey. But that requires a lot more money for upgrading mobo and ram to use (was a $350 upgrade to go from AM3 to AM4) so $90 may look much more appealing to many budget builders.
 

SamirD

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Have a Phenom II x6 1055T I had managed a stable clock of 3.6 with no extra voltage. Can find them from $60-90. Which considering I got my Ryzen 5 2600 for $112, is pretty pricey.
I ran across this post with someone that has some 1055T cheap:
 

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