Is an AMD Athlon II x4 640 interchangeable with an AMD A8 5600K?

Good day!

I have this motherboard: MSI 760 GM-P23 FX
With this CPU currently installed: AMD Athlon II X4 640

And I have this CPU available: AMD A8 5600K

As far as I can tell the sockets are compatible, the voltage ranges are similar, but the manual for the motherboard isn't forward looking (AFAIK the A8 didn't exist when written) ... and I can't tell if they're actually compatible / interchangeable.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for your time!
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  1. Hi,
    No, it wouldn't work. AM vs FM2 required socket.
  2. Best answer
    No A8 series CPU is compatible with that board. Need more convincing?

    Complete compatibility table is here:
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