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He bought the motherboard before he asked. lol
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Intel is the devil!
I knew it !

(just kidding)
    
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No but really, I enjoyed the idle threat of "If my AM3 board doesn't work for AM3+ chips, I'll go INTEL SO HA!!!".

Classic.
    
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Nice work not asking here before buying a board.

Then blaming AMD.

Claaaassy.
    
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I just bought an EVGA SR-2 two weeks ago and I'm just wondering if Sandy Bridge processor will work on it? I believe it should work because Intel has always been known to reuse their sockets. If it doesn't I will cut my wrist and switch to AMD and spend $1000 on their new server processors.

Of course I'm kidding, but I am switching to AMD
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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
Funny that you just now took the time to see if they were compatible or not. AMD announced many, many, many months ago that they would not be compatible with bulldozer due to the massive architectural changes. If you don't do your research you are going to be sorry. You didn't and now you don't have the upgrade path you were hoping for. Sucks, but it happens all the time. Take the hit and realize you need to research a bit before making a purchase.
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post #17 of 54
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No but really, I enjoyed the idle threat of "If my AM3 board doesn't work for AM3+ chips, I'll go INTEL SO HA!!!".

Classic.
Thats my thinking about 1 yr ago was stated to work with AM3 was the only reason I upgraded to the 890 chipset when it came out. So I wouldn't have to outlay all the cash at once. If it's not atleast even with SandyBridge and have to buy another board fo it might as well switch.
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post #18 of 54
Buy a cheap board for a 1055T like a gigabyte 870G, and then grab a really nice AM3+ board.. That's what your meant to do
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The only reason AMD's boards have been backwards compatible for a while now, is because they've been rehashing the same old technology for so long.

With architectural changes comes socket changes, it's the nature of the beast. You can always sell your board, but don't wait for BD to be released as the demand for AM3 boards is going to significantly drop.
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I say sell your board now and get a cheap board. sell all your VC and get a single card like a gtx 580. yeah it may be a lot of work but the longer you wait the lesser the value of your components will become.
 
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