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Bulldozer will not work in AM3 boards.
JF you said yourself that Bulldozer will not "work" in AM3 boards, but now there is good information from CeBIT which shows that is not the case and that you CAN just drop one into a current AM3 board (plus BIOS upgrade) and it'll be fine. Can you clarify this please? I would like to understand my upgrade path. Thanks.
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This is what I am wondering as well.

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JF you said yourself that Bulldozer will not "work" in AM3 boards, but now there is good information from CeBIT which shows that is not the case and that you CAN just drop one into a current AM3 board (plus BIOS upgrade) and it'll be fine. Can you clarify this please? I would like to understand my upgrade path. Thanks.
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This is what I am wondering as well.
Those boards are going to be using the AM3+ Socket.

AM3 Socket has 1 less pin than the AM3+ Socket; that's why the CPU's won't drop in.
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post #604 of 10602
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Those boards are going to be using the AM3+ Socket.

AM3 Socket has 1 less pin than the AM3+ Socket; that's why the CPU's won't drop in.
If there is a different pin number that would seal the deal making it impossible to just drop one into a current AM3 board. Tell that to the people celebrating in the news thread...

Anyway, I really really want to here a clear statement from AMD removing all confusion about Bulldozer sockets.
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If there is a different pin number that would seal the deal making it impossible to just drop one into a current AM3 board. Tell that to the people celebrating in the news thread...

Anyway, I really really want to here a clear statement from AMD removing all confusion about Bulldozer sockets.
Some AM3 Boards with the 8 Series chipset are going to feature AM3+ Sockets. So physically bulldozer will be able to drop in with a BIOS update.
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So they means, they still have to buy a new motherboard anyways correct? I read comments like "Yes, I can keep my board!" which leads to confusion because the board already has an AM3 socket from the beginning unless mobo manufactures update it and re-sells it again.

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Some AM3 Boards with the 8 Series chipset are going to feature AM3+ Sockets. So physically bulldozer will be able to drop in with a BIOS update.
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So they means, they still have to buy a new motherboard anyways correct? I read comments like "Yes, I can keep my board!" which leads to confusion because the board already has an AM3 socket from the beginning unless mobo manufactures update it and re-sells it again.
You'll need to buy a new board as yours is not one equipped with the AM3+ Socket.
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OK, here is all I know. When this all came up I asked the product manager if it was possible to put an AM3+ CPU in an AM3 board.

The answer was no.

There was no grey.

I believe that any data not coming from AMD should not be taken at face value.

Ask yourself this: Why, if there was somehow a way to make it work with AM3, would we not have said that a few months ago when we made the statement? Why would we take the heat from angry AM3 users if it would work? Think that one through for a minute.
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Crystal clear. Thanks JF.
Edited by JCPUser - 3/1/11 at 6:06am
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OK, here is all I know. When this all came up I asked the product manager if it was possible to put an AM3+ CPU in an AM3 board.

The answer was no.

There was no grey.

I believe that any data not coming from AMD should not be taken at face value.

Ask yourself this: Why, if there was somehow a way to make it work with AM3, would we not have said that a few months ago when we made the statement? Why would we take the heat from angry AM3 users if it would work? Think that one through for a minute.
Thank you, John.... I appreciate the fact that you're here giving some clarity to this....

There are people getting all worked up now due to speculation (which there's been plenty of) that has not been conclusively confirmed....
Edited by winginit - 3/1/11 at 5:23am
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