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post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by wtRiViaL View Post
it doesnt matter if the chipset supports bulldozer
the am3 socket has 941 pins while you need the am3+ socket with 942 pins.
So the chipset is fine with the bios upgrade, but you can't magically add a pin to the cpu socket with a bios upgrade
edit: you can put an am3 cpu in an am3+ board as there are enough holes in the am3+ socket, just that one won't be occupied
Msi and gigabyte have already revised their boards with a new socket that supports bulldozer it is stamped on their boards so they are "magically" appearing
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post #22 of 38
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well since it has been said that some 890 boards which is the crosshair CHIPSET will support bulldozer with BIOS update then it might work. So yes I can read and yes you are being a douche and I just made you look stupid.

But half the people say this is true and half say it isn't.. So we'll have to wait and see what happens.



Yea I read in hardware news that the Gigabyte 890 boards with black sockets wil be able to bios update to bulldozer too. Again just speculation.
FAIL!!!
AM3+ literally has 1 extra pin!
ONLY BLACK sockets will work.
At the moment there are only like 2 mobos with these said sockets.

SOME of the old 800 series boards will be REVISED with new sockets, but not have all the AM3+ features.
Edited by cayennemist - 3/14/11 at 12:22am
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stupid lag made me double post sorry
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post #24 of 38
Only the newer 800 chipset boards that have support for the extra pin. If you bought your board more then well probably a couple weeks ago a BIOS update will not allow Bulldozer to physically fit into your board. And only a couple of 800 chipset boards have even been released to support that.


Edited by Chuckclc - 3/14/11 at 12:29am
post #25 of 38
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Originally Posted by knoxy_14 View Post
Msi and gigabyte have already revised their boards with a new socket that supports bulldozer it is stamped on their boards so they are "magically" appearing
new socket aka am3+ socket with the extra pin
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Originally Posted by wtRiViaL View Post
new socket aka am3+ socket with the extra pin
You not read anything? News? Anyone else? Black sockets on a few boards are revised to support am3+
Edit: dam iPhone auto correct lol
Edited by knoxy_14 - 3/14/11 at 12:34am
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post #27 of 38
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You not read anything? News? Anyone sale? Black sockets on a few boards are revised to support am3+
But it will take the 900 chipsets to take full advantage of the the new chips.
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But it will take the 900 chipsets to take full advantage of the the new chips.
Yes but bulldozer "will" work in certain 800 chipsets am3 boards
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FAIL!!!
AM3+ literally has 1 extra pin!
ONLY BLACK sockets will work.
At the moment there are only like 2 mobos with these said sockets.

SOME of the old 800 series boards will be REVISED with new sockets, but not have all the AM3+ features.
But that wasn't the point of my post. His post was more or less due to the AM3/890 chipset. So no, it wasn't fail, but on point as to the extra pin, yea I realize this now, hadn't heard of it when original post was made. And I did go on to say that the black sockets will be the boards to support it as well. So since this forum has become nothing but a one up forum, make sure you read posts entirely. I am done with this guy.
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You not read anything? News? Anyone else? Black sockets on a few boards are revised to support am3+
Edit: dam iPhone auto correct lol
AFAIK they are am3+ motherboards with the current 800-series chipset (rather than 900-series)
sort of like asrock's p67 motherboard with lga1156 but the other way around
if I'm wrong then just ignore me lol
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