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Originally Posted by chuckcalo View Post
They should release like a supporting bridge or a motherboard update in order for AM2 fully support AM3 features, maybe they could make am3 motherboards be compatible with am2 processors; I could just upgrade my motherboard.
Uhh, it's a lack of hardware features, not soft/bios.
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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by jonny1989 View Post
I would rather them have put AM3 CPUs on AM2 motherboard than what intel did where they whent and left all the old sockets in the past.Also they will be coming out with a new socket about the same time that AM3 comes out.So the people that have 775LGA will be left to upgrade where as people with AM2 will still have the option to use there older board with newer CPUs.AMD rockes.
Mind you, you'll be missing the new AM3 features.
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Mind you, you'll be missing the new AM3 features.
Yes this is indeed true but,I have also thought about this when i was building this new rig.This is how i thought about it.Should i go with AMD wich will future proof my rig for he next 5 years or so but loose speed do to slower CPUs,Or go with intel and have to upgrade next year when the new socket comes out.And also how long will i be limited by the slow and out dated FSB system of intel and forced to pay higher prices do the the need of more L2,And do i realy want to lose 20 to 30% of my proformance when i upgrade to 64bit becuase intel has yet to find out how to do that to.So i have disided to make a rig that will last longer and run faster in the future and not blow all of my money now.When intel finaly coms out will a new FSB system and a beter quad core and finaly does somthing right the first time i will love to go back to buying intel products but that looks to be a ways off.
    
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All I want is quad core AM2.
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Both AMD and Intel are about the same in this regard. Intel changes chipsets often, AMD changes sockets often. When I bought my previous rig it was s745, but AMD's dual core only come in s939. But when I build this s939 rig I know full well that I won't be able to upgrade, so you get used to it I guess.
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