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I'm about to pull the trigger on a 1055t and crosshair IV formula but I have one question before I do so: with the crosshair IV, will I be able to upgrade to Bulldozer by just replacing the CPU or am I wrong?
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The mobo HAS to have AM3+, not AM3, but AM3+, Am3+ is bakwards comaptible with AM3 chips

So, negatory on that one, sorry :/
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Originally Posted by ca.j.stokes;12062383 
I'm about to pull the trigger on a 1055t and crosshair IV formula but I have one question before I do so: with the crosshair IV, will I be able to upgrade to Bulldozer by just replacing the CPU or am I wrong?

Latest word is AM3 CPUs will work in AM3+ boards...However, AM3+ CPUs will NOT work in AM3 boards.
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Originally Posted by ca.j.stokes;12062383 
I'm about to pull the trigger on a 1055t and crosshair IV formula but I have one question before I do so: with the crosshair IV, will I be able to upgrade to Bulldozer by just replacing the CPU or am I wrong?

Really? Why? Is your I5 struggling?
wouldnt you be better off getting sandi/waiting for bulldozer?

Even if it could (crosshair 4 compatible with bulldozer) you would be better off waiting till you can buy chip and mobo at same time, instead of paying good money for crosshair 4 to find out crosshair 5 come out same time or soon after bulldozer hits the market.

And no not compatible, backwards yes of course one of the great things about AMD.

Patience is a virtue!
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