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On the AMD spec page, this CPU shows it works only on socket AM3.

Will it work in a socket AM3+?

Are AM3 and AM3+ different or the same?

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AM3+ is actually a modified AM3 Socket which was designed for future CPUs which will use the new Bulldozer microarchitecture.

AM3+ sockets fully compatible with AM3 processors.

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I hope you're right. Or I come back and kill u LOL. Some of the better boards available are socket AM3+ so I'm going to order one. –  Mechaflash Feb 15 '12 at 20:12
    
Now I start being worried... :) Anyway, you're welcome to cross check me on Wiki at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AM3%2B#Socket_AM3.2B where stated: "AM3+ is a modification of the AM3 Socket designed for future "Zambezi" CPUs which use the new Bulldozer microarchitecture and will retain compatibility with AM3 processors." –  Eugene S Feb 15 '12 at 20:17

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