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Doesn't matter if it's real or not. Vrms will still explode.
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Doesn't matter if it's real or not. Vrms will still explode.
Actually it matters quite a bit. It means that bulldozer will work on am3 boards. The ones that won't explode.
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nice to see msi picking up on this aswell... also can't wait to run bulldozer in my motherboard.
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post #54 of 169
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Originally Posted by mobius9 View Post
Who says that every processor will have a pin there? Until then believe at least partial product line compatibility. The companies would not look like idiots on purpose.
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Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post
Socket AM3 = 941 Contacts
Socket AM3b = 942 Contacts

Actual CPU for AM3 = 938 pins.
Thank you.
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I run 1.5V+ core day in and day out on my 890FX, never had any type of problems. I've had my 1090t up to 4.4GHz with RAM clocks pushing 1900, still no problems.

The problem is the heat sink doesn't contact the VRM's correctly. I put a thermometer probe on each VRM, and only the 2 furthest away from the NB stayed below 50*C, the other 3 were in the 60's and the board shut down. I removed the crappy rubber thermal pad, and replaced it with some thicker ones.. I also remove the contact plate on the heat sink, lapped the plate top and bottom and lapped the heatpipe+heatsink. Then I glued the heatsick back on with some Arctic Silver thermal adhesive. That got all 5 VRMs below the 50*C mark.
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I highly doubt that april fools has anything to do with it. Asus already announced support with a bios update for their boards and that was long before april came around. You could be right though, I just think it would be a lame joke.
+2. MSi was the first to announce support, actually.
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Originally Posted by cayennemist View Post
Did you look at the picture? well i guess you could snip off that pin if you wanted to and it would fit.

ASUS did this already... come on people not this AGAIN!
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...otato-amd.html


I have a feeling that MSI was trying to say that those boards will be revised to fit AM3+
AM3 based processors use 938 pins (maybe 939; no exactly sure?). AM3+ could only use 939 or 940 pins. Making a bold statement like this is not in ASUS agenda. And like your link states, all you lose "power saving" options.

Already been stated.
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This basically will mean that any 8** board will work with a BIOS update!
or at least the chances are better then they are worse.

This is what I meant when I said "VERY BIG NEWS"
Again we could all be wrong, I wish some how there was a way to confirm the pin array of the FX-BD's but as we all know that isn't happening till launch day.
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This basically will mean that any 8** board will work with a BIOS update!
or at least the chances are better then they are worse.
No, that isn't correct. It is up to the company to program a BIOS to actually support bulldozer. Furthermore, it probably also requires phases, etc., that are compatible with the load bulldozer is to bring.

Apparently, a lot of the first AM3+ boards are based on the 800 series chipsets.

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This is what I meant when I said "VERY BIG NEWS"
Again we could all be wrong, I wish some how there was a way to confirm the pin array of the FX-BD's but as we all know that isn't happening till launch day.
It sounds like it does fit or else ASUS/MSI would not have brought it up saying they will be supporting it. Either that, ASUS/MSI are going to be releasing a free upgrade of a socket to people with specific models.
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+2. MSi was the first to announce support, actually.
Thanks for the correction.
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