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Like it gets said hundreds upon thousands of times on these boards. The AM3 socket has more avaiable pins then the AM3 CPU itself. Furthermore, it has been said that when you plop an AM3+ CPU in an AM3 socket, all you lose is power saving options.

It has been confirmed numerous times with bios updates on ASUS sites. AM3+ works in existing AM3 mobos in some form or another.
"Confirmed" would be someone dropped a BD cpu into an AM3 mobo...I somehow don't think that has happened, has it?
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This is why there is so much confusion because of Asus and MSI. Since the NDA (which I don't have) prolly prevents them from disclosing details why BD will run on AM3 with a BIOS update. Stupid move if you ask me. Gigabyte is doing it right, IMO, by releasing the revisions with the correct socket (AM3b) to fully support BD, and thus AMD will support it as well. Now, what remains to be seen is how the revised 8xx mobo running BD will compare to a 990f/fx mobo running BD.
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Lol, that's funny.
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and our motherboards are still crappy blue. do not want.
intel gets sexy black boards. we get crappy blue.
i see how it is. racists!
Agreed on that.

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This is why there is so much confusion because of Asus and MSI. Since the NDA (which I don't have) prolly prevents them from disclosing details why BD will run on AM3 with a BIOS update. Stupid move if you ask me. Gigabyte is doing it right, IMO, by releasing the revisions with the correct socket (AM3b) to fully support BD, and thus AMD will support it as well. Now, what remains to be seen is how the revised 8xx mobo running BD will compare to a 990f/fx mobo running BD.
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Gigabyte will lose customers if their current higher end AM3 boards aren't AM3+ ready with BIOS updates,when or if everyone else's boards end up actually being AM3+ compatible.
Why would I want to buy a BD and use it on my current mobo when A: It is not supported by AMD, IE I would void my warranty, B: That BD would run worse than a true AM3+ mobo, and C: there still is no solid photographic proof that BD will fit in, and run on AM3, though there seems to be allot of "emails" saying it can. Proof is in the pudding; Pics or it is not true.
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Why would I want to buy a BD and use it on my current mobo when A: It is not supported by AMD, IE I would void my warranty, B: That BD would run worse than a true AM3+ mobo, and C: there still is no solid photographic proof that BD will fit in, and run on AM3, though there seems to be allot of "emails" saying it can. Proof is in the pudding; Pics or it is not true.
Notice how i said if? Even just as a huge if,i don't feel like having to buy a new board,ram,and another copy of Windows 7 just to upgrade to BD because Gigabyte didn't release a BIOS for their AM3 mobos like everyone else.
No one can post pics of Bulldozer working in a AM3 socket because it would violate the NDA.
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Like it gets said hundreds upon thousands of times on these boards. The AM3 socket has more avaiable pins then the AM3 CPU itself. Furthermore, it has been said that when you plop an AM3+ CPU in an AM3 socket, all you lose is power saving options.

It has been confirmed numerous times with bios updates on ASUS sites. AM3+ works in existing AM3 mobos in some form or another.
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Notice how i said if? Even just as a huge if,i don't feel like having to buy a new board,ram,and another copy of Windows 7 just to upgrade to BD because Gigabyte didn't release a BIOS for their AM3 mobos like everyone else.
No one can post pics of Bulldozer working in a AM3 socket because it would violate the NDA.
You are right, it is a BIG if. My plan is to buy a 990FX mobo from Gigabyte and then wait for BD prices to settle down. All my current items on my rig will move to the new mobo once I get it. You also bring up the NDA, which I have as well (and got flamed for it) because the only reason I see for announcing this bios update without proof and specs is just foolish to the point of causing confusion and also the mobo makers will sell allot more of the older boards prior to the release of the 9xx boards.
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Notice how i said if? Even just as a huge if,i don't feel like having to buy a new board,ram,and another copy of Windows 7 just to upgrade to BD because Gigabyte didn't release a BIOS for their AM3 mobos like everyone else.

A new copy of win 7? Why? And dont give me that "my windows is locked to my hardware and thus now allowing me to replace the main components in my system" BS because I have used the same copy of vista from my lappy through 3!! desktop rebuilds. You can reactivate them :-/

Also, why new ram?

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No one can post pics of Bulldozer working in a AM3 socket because it would violate the NDA.
This,

And while there is no, photographic proof, board manufactures are saying that in deed, YES, BD will work on some of their boards with a bios update. You have to know that they have way more information on the pin count and configuration of said pins but are UNABLE to release that information to the public but are able to confirm that certain boards of theirs will work but with diminished capabilities.
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A new copy of win 7? Why? And dont give me that "my windows is locked to my hardware and thus now allowing me to replace the main components in my system" BS because I have used the same copy of vista from my lappy through 3!! desktop rebuilds. You can reactivate them :-/

Also, why new ram?
A new copy of windows 7 because,you have to call MS and go through their stuff,and you have a risk of them just saying no. This isn't like the full version of Windows, I didn't have the budget to spend nearly $200 on the OS.
I'm using a copy of OEM Windows 7 64bit,which is tied to the motherboard,and installing a new one with a different chipset deactivates the OS validation code.
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A new copy of windows 7 because,you have to call MS and go through their stuff,and you have a risk of them just saying no. This isn't like the full version of Windows, I didn't have the budget to spend nearly $200 on the OS.
I'm using a copy of OEM Windows 7 64bit,which is tied to the motherboard,and installing a new one with a different chipset deactivates the OS validation code.
Yeah, I run OEM Windows as well. I have never, in 15 years of building custom systems, been told no by M$ when telling them "I am preforming system upgrades".
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