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i dont' see why people would like to use their old boards? whole point of upgradg to a new cpu of a different socket is to get to try out a new board
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i dont' see why people would like to use their old boards? whole point of upgradg to a new cpu of a different socket is to get to try out a new board
To save cash, mostly. I can't afford a new board and I just bought my 1090T and TA890FXE around Christmas so I only want to upgrade one of them so I guess it will be the 1090T.
    
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post #43 of 106
If this is possible, we'll probably see Asrock making most of their AM3 mobos BD compatible.
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Lol if some power saving feature is missing then I'm OK with using my current motherboard.
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I ditched an awesome opportunity to go AM3 because I was led to believe that BD would not be supported.
post #46 of 106
I would not get your hopes up. If you read the story, even they are unsure whether this is true or not.

I have a hard time believing they are going to confuse the customer this much and make it support AM3 socket. Just doesn't make sense.
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Hmm, I wonder what features the Bulldozer chip won't be able to utilize when running on an AM3 mobo. Hope it's just some minor thing like Cool n' Quiet.
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Woot, saved 200$ right there.
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post #49 of 106
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Hmm, I wonder what features the Bulldozer chip won't be able to utilize when running on an AM3 mobo. Hope it's just some minor thing like Cool n' Quiet.
It will probably be a little speed and definitely 100-200MHZ of overclock potential. The 990FX MSI board showed 2 8 pin connectors, somethings telling me an overclocked 8 core is gonna take 250+ watts.
    
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post #50 of 106
I thought it was confirmed by JF saying Bulldozer will not work in an AM3 socket? Even with a bios update will still not work.
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