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Sounds like board manufacturers went ahead and implemented AM3+ sockets in a few boards marketed simply as AM3. Shouldn't have been too difficult when it's stated that standard fare AM3 CPU's will work in such sockets, so why not slightly revise your boards for longevity?

Personally this board is alright, but even if I could just drop in a BD I'd rather upgrade to something that utilizes newer technologies.
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Originally Posted by almighty15 View Post
No you said you took a knife to your socket, Scratched off the plsstic and seen contacts in the blanked off pin holes...
Yes sir, I just pulled the white plastic part off the socket. There are gold plated contacts behind all the block-outs on the socket. I am looking at it right now.

OK Gentlemen, I did not intend to stur up a hornets nest here. Agian, I was just making an observation. That the GA890FX-UD5 rev3.1 has one pin location unblocked on the AM3+ socket that is blocked out on the AM3 socket.

Here it comes, ready? If Gigabyte did not need to unblock this pin, Why did they do so?
Edited by headmixer - 3/20/11 at 11:19am
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post #333 of 341
We can go back and forth all day but the fact is AMD stated they aren't supporting Bulldozer in socket AM3 due to reduced performance and capability, whatever manufacturers are doing to add support is their own business and AMD has chosen not to take part in it, I really doubt they're just trying to be mean and not offer a solution.

Assuming Asus isn't blowing smoke this is great for those who can't or don't want to upgrade once Bulldozer is released but don't be surprised when you're missing performance and/or functionality.
post #334 of 341
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Originally Posted by headmixer View Post
Yes sir, I just pulled the white plastic part off the socket. There are gold plated contacts behind all the block-outs on the socket. I am looking at it right now.
Most people won't believe you until you post pictures of it.
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Here it comes, ready? If Gigabyte did not need to unblock this pin, Why did they do so?
Maybe to ensure support of later AM3+ CPUs, and not only 1st gen BD.
 
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post #335 of 341
KUnless any of the haters and none beleivers can post proof that ASUS's 'Simple BIOS update' claim is false and not true, Or post a screen shot of the underside of Bulldozer showing a pin layout that 100% not compatible with AM3 then I suggest they shut up and stop derailing the thread.

The same also applies to haters claiming worse performance on 890FX, Either post proof or shut up and get out.

ASUS would not broadcast this to the WORLD if they were making it up and couldn't pull it off.
post #336 of 341
Almighty, i couldnt have said it better. Everything is speculation.

As far are the particular boards manufacturers said would be compatible with a bios update, they obviously have the extra pin hole to account for Bulldozer. Bulldozer has been in progress for years now, AMD has shared information with it's beloved manufacturers for MB's supporting AMD processors. It's not that farfetched that they have taken info and accounted for it with some of the newer mobos accounting for Bulldozer.

Speculation: The latest incarnations of (certain) AMD motherboards are AM3+, with current gen AM3 bios and 8xx chipset.

And there's no reason to take personal stabs at people, what the hell.
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post #337 of 341
i don't believe BD will fit on a AM3 board until i see pictures of it, no bios setting can make the extra pins of the BD fit on an am3 board. We'll know soon enough one way or another most likely by the end of april.
post #338 of 341
I could care less if am3 socket could use bd. I just went to intel anyways. What boggles me is a mb manufacture has come out and said it will work..actually more than one and one amd guy says amd will not support, not that it wont work, just that they will not support it and everyone takes there own interpretation of what he says as bd cannot fit in am3??? 3 companies say not only does it fit, but it also works and one worker says amd wont support it and people believe the one worker who had to go ask?? Come on, really?
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Why was the title changed? Can we get a mod to change it back to the original?
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Originally Posted by Blue Destroyer View Post
I could care less if am3 socket could use bd. I just went to intel anyways. What boggles me is a mb manufacture has come out and said it will work..actually more than one and one amd guy says amd will not support, not that it wont work, just that they will not support it and everyone takes there own interpretation of what he says as bd cannot fit in am3??? 3 companies say not only does it fit, but it also works and one worker says amd wont support it and people believe the one worker who had to go ask?? Come on, really?
What is your new rig?

All JF said was he went to the guys in charge of client. He came back and said that AMD won't be supporting AM3+ CPUs in AM3 sockets. Not only that, he even asked if it would be possible for it to work in an AM3 board. They said no.

This does not mean that it won't fit. ASUS has announced that they are going to have a BIOS update for their boards to support AM3+ CPUs. Furthermore, other companies have confirmed their first AM3+ boards are going to be based on the 800 series platform. ASUS is leaving us the assumption that it will fit and work. If not, they might be allowing users to order or request their boards be changed to the AM3+ socket or instructions on how to do so.
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