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post #8211 of 13131
I just took a real close look at the ga890fxa-ud5 rev3.1 socket at the gigabyte web site. I then compared it to an AM3 mobo that I had. The AM3+ socket has one of the blocked-out connectors in the upper right corner unblocked. I took an exact-o knife and scratched the plastic block off of the AM3 mobo, and found that there are contacts at both the hole locations.

Now, other than pin assignment, ( a BIOS update ) the only physical differance I can see between the AM3 and the AM3+ in one pin being unblocked. I took care of that in about 5 min with an exact-o knife.

You gentlemen have any other thoughts?
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post #8212 of 13131
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I just took a real close look at the ga890fxa-ud5 rev3.1 socket at the gigabyte web site. I then compared it to an AM3 mobo that I had. The AM3+ socket has one of the blocked-out connectors in the upper right corner unblocked. I took an exact-o knife and scratched the plastic block off of the AM3 mobo, and found that there are contacts at both the hole locations.

Now, other than pin assignment, ( a BIOS update ) the only physical differance I can see between the AM3 and the AM3+ in one pin being unblocked. I took care of that in about 5 min with an exact-o knife.

You gentlemen have any other thoughts?
and the AM3+ Hack was born!
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post #8213 of 13131
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Originally Posted by headmixer View Post
I just took a real close look at the ga890fxa-ud5 rev3.1 socket at the gigabyte web site. I then compared it to an AM3 mobo that I had. The AM3+ socket has one of the blocked-out connectors in the upper right corner unblocked. I took an exact-o knife and scratched the plastic block off of the AM3 mobo, and found that there are contacts at both the hole locations.

Now, other than pin assignment, ( a BIOS update ) the only physical differance I can see between the AM3 and the AM3+ in one pin being unblocked. I took care of that in about 5 min with an exact-o knife.

You gentlemen have any other thoughts?
very interesting, can you post pic's
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post #8214 of 13131
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very interesting, can you post pic's
Yeap i want to see he pix too..let see the hackmode
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Who's running board blocks with their Extreme?

Been looking but their only seams to be Koolance or Anfi-Tec

Anyone know of any others that have actually been released as yet?
i have one, but its the koolance


video sucks...im not so good with a camera
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post #8216 of 13131
Thanx Vespillo23!

All this BD talk on our boards is mind-numbing! I am just gonna assume we will have BD running on them upon it's release, it seems to be a sure thing.... I know if AMD wants my money when they release the new chip it better run on my newer, exspensive mobo cuz i'm not running out and buying another when I havn't even had this one for 8 months yet....
    
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i want bd.

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post #8218 of 13131
I just pulled the white plastic off the AM3 socket and there are gold plated connectors behind all the block-outs.

I did not mean that anyone should do this, just that it could be done. (Yes, Hack)

So, If Gigabyte did not need to unblock that pin location on the AM3+ socket, Why did they do so.

Hopefully, they will work on AM3 as implied by ASUS.

I am going to buy a new mobo as soon as they are released, hopefully a Crosshair V Formula if ASUS releases one.
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Originally Posted by headmixer View Post
I just pulled the white plastic off the AM3 socket and there are gold plated connectors behind all the block-outs.

I did not mean that anyone should do this, just that it could be done. (Yes, Hack)

So, If Gigabyte did not need to unblock that pin location on the AM3+ socket, Why did they do so.

Hopefully, they will work on AM3 as implied by ASUS.

I am going to buy a new mobo as soon as they are released, hopefully a Crosshair V Formula if ASUS releases one.
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post #8220 of 13131
AM3 to AM3+

http://hothardware.com/News/Mud-In-T...M3-Compatible/

Don’t worry, for $19.95 + SH, we will make your AM3 socket 100% pin compatible with AM3+ CPU, be happy ?

Edited by Tweeky - 3/20/11 at 2:44pm
    
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