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AM2+ Socket compatible with AM3+ CPU?

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I have very limited knowledge on CPUs so I am looking for some advice.


I've been bootstrapping my PC because I'm not at a point where I want to spend a ton of money if I don't need to for upgrades, But I have realized my motherboard (Asus M3N78-VM) has me limited on what I can do for a CPU upgrade. My motherboard manual reads, "Supports AMD socket AM2+ / AM2 for AMD Phenom FX/Phenom/Athlon/Sempron processors."


I've been looking for an AMD processor that is AM2+ compatible and came across the AMD FX-6350/3.9 GHz however it is AM3+ socket. My current CPU is the AMD Phenom 8600B triple-core/2.3 GHz.


So first of all, is this a decent CPU where I will see noticeable results? Second, if it's worth the buy ($90-$150), will my motherboard support an AM3+ processor?


Here's a link to the AMD FX 6350


Thank you.



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