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Guys I dropped £250 notes on this Crosshair 4 Extreme no less then 2 months ago and if Bulldozer doesn't have backwards compatibility like the previous chips have I'm going to be so pisst I'm moving to Intel...

Doing a google search as been no use...

I just want a straight answer
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I'm going to be so pisst I'm moving to Intel...
Maybe you should do research before purchasing or blaming a brand. Just an idea..

But no, you'll need an AM3+ board for bulldozer.
Straight up AM3 CPU's should work in an AM3+ socket, though.
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No, Bulldozer chips will use the new AM3+ socket, but the socket itself is backwards compatible with AM3 chips.
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No.
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Guys I dropped £250 notes on this Crosshair 4 Extreme no less then 2 months ago and if Bulldozer doesn't have backwards compatibility like the previous chips have I'm going to be so pisst I'm moving to Intel...

Doing a google search as been no use...

I just want a straight answer
You're out of luck. You might want to sell that AM3 board and wait for the AM3+ ones to show up if you want Bulldozer.
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Bulldozer was never more than rumored to work on AM3, and AM3 compatibility was explicitly denied months ago.
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post #7 of 54
Quote:
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Maybe you should do research before purchasing or blaming a brand. Just an idea..

But no, you'll need an AM3+ board for bulldozer.
Straight up AM3 CPU's should work in an AM3+ socket, though.
^ This.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Bulldozer was never more than rumored to work on AM3, and AM3 compatibility was explicitly denied months ago.
^ Also this.

You could have easily found that out through a couple minutes of Internet research.
Edited by Lampen - 2/17/11 at 4:14pm
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dude relax...you can always sell your motherboard. its not a big deal. the news has been confirm the day you bought your extreme. you should of research before you buy. intel is known for killing socket anyways...so i dont quite understand what you're trying to say? its the same with both companys. but intel does it more then amd. amd is mostly backward compatible but just not with the bulldozer this time around.
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Intel is the devil!
    
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post #10 of 54
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
Maybe you should do research before purchasing or blaming a brand. Just an idea..

But no, you'll need an AM3+ board for bulldozer.
Straight up AM3 CPU's should work in an AM3+ socket, though.
i second this.
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