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post #31 of 341
looks like i just saved myself a good bit of money ! thx!
post #32 of 341
I would hold up on all of this until it is figured out or officially announced. What I think is going on is that the motherboard makers are placing the AM3b sockets on current production AM3 motherboards (see my post in the AMD mobo section). So a BIOS update would be needed to run a BD on the older 8xx chipsets WITH the new socket. I think this is what is the basis of the confusion is, and it does make sense that BD is AM3b only, but if you place that AM3b socket on the current mobos and throw in a BIOS update: Bingo, BD compatible mobos!!
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post #33 of 341
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Originally Posted by YerMother View Post
Good new for people that want an easy upgrade. Wish Intel would choose a socket type and stick to it!!
Still debating wheter I want to sell my REIII or not

Wish it could just work with SB.
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post #34 of 341
The difference is in one pin right? Can't we just "modify" our sockets or snip the pin on the cpu (just saying) for it to work?
   
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post #35 of 341
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AMD also said the 4th core on allot of CPU's were "defective" to my memory
The 4th core is "defective" in most of the Tri and dual cores. Your point?
post #36 of 341
JF-AMD, Give us moar info! We're dying! Save us!...ahem...I mean, can you give us some more information please?
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post #37 of 341
I'm getting tired of all these rumors popping back and forth.
post #38 of 341
I can only hope that my M4A89GTD Pro supports BD. Then I can get some moneyz outta my chip on Christmas, and go buy a Bulldozer.
   
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I'm getting tired of all these rumors popping back and forth.
This. JF-AMD said pretty definitively that AM3 boards won't support BD. I'd love for him to be wrong, but I tend to take the bro at his word.
    
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I would hold up on all of this until it is figured out or officially announced. What I think is going on is that the motherboard makers are placing the AM3b sockets on current production AM3 motherboards (see my post in the AMD mobo section). So a BIOS update would be needed to run a BD on the older 8xx chipsets WITH the new socket. I think this is what is the basis of the confusion is, and it does make sense that BD is AM3b only, but if you place that AM3b socket on the current mobos and throw in a BIOS update: Bingo, BD compatible mobos!!
^^This^^

The AM3+ sockets being used are black coloured to distinguish them.
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