I'm crossing my fingers that the following that I just ordered are compatible. I was always under the impression that a board that had a AM3+ socket would just run a AM3+ processor. However, now checking the ASUS MB supported CPU list, the AMD FX-4130 is not listed.
AMD FX-4130 Specs:
AMD FD4130FRGUBOX FX-4130 Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 4MB L2 Cache, 3.8GHz (3.9GHz Max Turbo), Socket AM3+, 125W, Fan, Unlocked
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard Specs:
AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU
Supports CPU up to 8 cores
Supports CPU up to 140 W
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
* Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.
* Due to CPU spec., AMD 100 series CPUs support up to DDR3 1066MHz. With ASUS design, this motherboard can support up to DDR3 1333MHz.
Am I toast or will it work?