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post #11 of 341
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Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect;12740389 
totally glad i bought a asus board then.

MSI was the first to reveal that with a BIOS update AM3+ is possible in AM3 boards, but nevertheless I am happy I purchased my board too. Can't wait for Bulldozer.
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But AMD said it wont :| and that if it would actually work, they would tell people instead of getting bashed.
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But AMD said it wont :|

AMD also said the 4th core on allot of CPU's were "defective" to my memory wink.gif
   
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JF said on xtremesystems forums that it's not true and he was sure of that.
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damn, guess my ch3 aint gunna work with bd. oh well, i think it's time for an upgrade anyways smile.gif
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Originally Posted by DjiXas;12740783 
But AMD said it wont :| and that if it would actually work, they would tell people instead of getting bashed.

They won't work in normal AM3 sockets, like they have said. Only in these specially revised sockets do they seem to fit. My guess is they changed the socket to accommodate the pin difference is all. Far as I know, that is the only thing that was keeping it from working. Probably lose some features going this route though.

I have a feeling this is not true though. JF-AMD has said they will not work till he was blue in the face on these forums.
Edited by Strat79 - 3/15/11 at 9:20am
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Damn it ASUS why did you skip over me? gunner.gif
     
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post #19 of 341
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Ok this is getting out of hand. The AM3b(AM3+) socket is physically is different than AM3. How on earth is this going to work? The only way it can is that there are two different BD CPU packages, one that has the 942 pins (AM3b, all features) and the one with 941 pins (AM3, less features). This is all speculation on my part.

This could, be precisely the case...

Because all the motherboard manufactures are coming out and saying that their 890 AM3 boards will support BD chips; first MSI announces it with their Big Bang Conquerer which is not actually a 990 chipset, but actually an 890 chipset. Now Asus makes the same claims, and now Gigabyte as well.

HOWEVER.

They are ALL also saying that this support comes with a lose of various key features that a BD user would NOT be able to achieve if they used a BD Motherboard with a BD CPU.


ALSO, has anyone noticed yet that the OP put this in a News Forum, but failed to properly format his post according to News Posting rules?

There is no source link provided, and the Subject Header does not have the Source Name properly provided.
     
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post #20 of 341
Unless they plan on releasing an AM3 version of Bulldozer, I don't believe ASUS. The sockets are physically different and Bulldozer won't fit.

Here's a comparison I found of the past 3 major AMD sockets:
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As you can tell with the AM3b (AM3+) socket, there's an extra hole on the bottom left where as with the AM3 socket, there's something filling that hole.

Hopefully they say at the last minute "Yeah we're gonna make BD compatible with AM3 too".

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