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Looking at that page made me realize how much I dislike AsRock's color scheming for their motherboards.

really?I bet if you added some carbon fiber accents in the case you'd love it!
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post #32 of 39
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Looking at that page made me realize how much I dislike AsRock's color scheming for their motherboards.
They look a million times better than that old red and black has-been colour scheme. Though the only boards with any chic at the moment are the black ones from Gigabyte.
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post #33 of 39
AM3+ sockets have a little bump in the middle that isn't on AM3, IIRC.
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post #34 of 39
The black socket has an extra pin hole, and the pin holes are slightly bigger/have different spacing, that's about it. Running an 890GX board with an AM3+ socket here. BD is going to be interesting
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Tried to update my board with the latest bios so I can run a AM3+ when it comes out. Failed trying to use the Qflash in bios. using @bios i downloaded and installed a bios but i cant find any details about the revision under any board revisions.
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Tried to update my board with the latest bios so I can run a AM3+ when it comes out. Failed trying to use the Qflash in bios. using @bios i downloaded and installed a bios but i cant find any details about the revision under any board revisions.
That may be because CPU-Z cannot identify the new BIOS. Do you get revision details with @Bios?
I checked for updates with the @Bios utility,it seems to think my board is a revision 2.0,when it is a 2.1.
I'll wait until the final AM3+ support bios is out,and if AMD confirms that BD will work in a AM3 socket with a BIOS update code.

I was about to update the BIOS,But I'm wondering if it makes any changes to what you can do within the BIOS settings. I don't want my rig to become unstable again either.
Edited by Heavy MG - 6/20/11 at 8:51pm
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Yes, am3+ sockets' holes are slightly larger. You can fit an am3 proc into it, but an am3+ proc won't fit into an am3 board with am3 size holes. http://whatswithjeff.com/wp-content/...+_vs_am3-1.jpg
    
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That's not true. Zambezi will fit(probably), but future version of bulldozer might not.
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post #39 of 39
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Originally Posted by Heavy MG View Post
That may be because CPU-Z cannot identify the new BIOS. Do you get revision details with @Bios?
I checked for updates with the @Bios utility,it seems to think my board is a revision 2.0,when it is a 2.1.
I'll wait until the final AM3+ support bios is out,and if AMD confirms that BD will work in a AM3 socket with a BIOS update code.

I was about to update the BIOS,But I'm wondering if it makes any changes to what you can do within the BIOS settings. I don't want my rig to become unstable again either.
The V5_T3 is the version number. Its also listed in the bios as that. Don't know about AM3+ support cause i don't have a chip to test but it did remove everything that last bios was said it remove. Core unlock is gone.
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