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Two weeks ago, we discussed Asus' claim that certain AM3 motherboards would function properly when paired with AM3+ processors. We've since spoken with both companies and have a (slightly) clearer idea of what to expect. Asus' announcement is not, in any way, a refutation of AMD's previous comments on Bulldozer support. According to Sunnyvale, Bulldozer will only be supported on AM3+ motherboards.
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The situation appears to be as follows: Some AM3 motherboards, including all of the boards Asus lists as compatible, will support a drop-in Bulldozer upgrade once the BIOS is properly flashed. The nature and degree of said support is unknown. Those who plug an AM3+ CPU into an AM3 board will lose certain features. These are almost certain to be related to power conservation or clock gating; high-speed enthusiasts might never notice the difference.
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Why is this still ongoing?

It's obvious that some manufacturers chose to implement AM3+ sockets in their boards yet simply advertise them as AM3.
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dun dun dun.
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Why is this still ongoing?

It's obvious that some manufacturers chose to implement AM3+ sockets in their boards yet simply advertise them as AM3.
Are you suggesting that...

WE WERE USING AM3+ BOARDS TEH ENTIRE TIME?

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Are you suggesting that...

WE WERE USING AM3+ BOARDS TEH ENTIRE TIME?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Y73sPHKxw
Yes, some of them.
    
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Are you suggesting that...

WE WERE USING AM3+ BOARDS TEH ENTIRE TIME?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Y73sPHKxw
I lold so hard...
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I hope that I have one that can use AM3+ with a BIOS update, but I doubt it. I never get that lucky and this board has been out for quite some time.
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Are you suggesting that...

WE WERE USING AM3+ BOARDS TEH ENTIRE TIME?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Y73sPHKxw
that vid is hilarious.
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Originally Posted by geoxile View Post
Are you suggesting that...

WE WERE USING AM3+ BOARDS TEH ENTIRE TIME?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Y73sPHKxw
LMAO +REP'd!

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Are you suggesting that...

WE WERE USING AM3+ BOARDS TEH ENTIRE TIME?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Y73sPHKxw

LOL. Watched it twice just to laugh some more. Thank you.
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