Originally Posted by Muffin Man
you can use am3 cpus in most am2/am2+ mobos that use ddr2 ram.
i would go with Yami's suggestion of going with the athlon ii instead, its better than the first gen phenom you listed in every way.
Support for Socket AM2+ / AM2 processors: AMD Phenom™ FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core / Athlon X2 Dual-Core / Athlon 64 / Sempron processor
Supports CPU up to 140W
AMD LIVE!™ Ready
Supports AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
FSB 2600 MHz (5.2 GT/s)
Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
Supports Hyper-Transport 3.0 (HT 3.0) Technology
AM3 CPU Ready
This is what my mobo can use, can it use the one he said? and is it a quadcore allso?