Best Processor compatible with the MSI 890FXA-GD70

I bought a computer from basically a PC chop shop except its not illegal and they just throw stuff together. And i was given this really old motherboard and to refrain from buying an entire new motherboard and have the potential of breaking something, or something not being compatible, i would like to know the best processor for this motherboard, i was thinking of the Athlon x4 860k but ive seen posts saying you need a fm2+ cpu socket which the 890FXA-GD70 has an AM3 socket. And on the website of MSI it lists athlon x2/x3/x4 so i wanted to know about that aswell.
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  1. the phenom X6 1090t is the fastest most powerful CPU that will work in the motherboard.
    click on compatibility.

    the 860k is not available in the proper socket. only the CPUs on the list will work. 125W max
    Reply to R_1
  2. Motherboard supports early model AM3+ processors (Zambezi)

    AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz Eight Core (FD8150FRGUBOX) Processor with heatsink

    CPU Support List
    Reply to Calvin7
  3. Get an FX-8350
    Reply to sarcophagus_macabre
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