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post #11 of 50
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Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
ASrock, MSI, Gigabyte, Biostar, ASUS, they have all confirmed it. I doubt you will.
Yet Gigabyte has no BIOS update for the AM3 socket motherboards.
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post #12 of 50
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Yet Gigabyte has no BIOS update for the AM3 socket motherboards.
Bulldozer is not out yet, once it is, if they still have no update, complain.
    
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How are these motherboard manufacturers going guarantee Bulldozer works with a simple bios flash when AMD is saying it won't...
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YAAAY my MB will!!!

I hope to sell the Thuban and get a BD.

If the expense is under €100, I'll grab a BD. If I need to spend more, I'll just skip it and go BDr2.
   
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YAAAY my MB will!!!

I hope to sell the Thuban and get a BD.

If the expense is under €100, I'll grab a BD. If I need to spend more, I'll just skip it and go BDr2.
I wish what you have said will be true ^ But I think BD would be quite expensive
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I wish what you have said will be true ^ But I think BD would be quite expensive
A high end Bulldozer 6 core will be under $350 at launch. This is what I hope to get. Take off $150 for selling my 1090T, and it will be only a $200 upgrade for me, or €138(it will cost more for you because of your 1055T).
    
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post #17 of 50
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YESSS mine is on the list. I hope it doesn't blow up my vrms though...
Start praying.
Or simply get an AM3 + mobo ,when it s tested for real to work with such CPU-s.
   
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how is this possible when bulldozer has an extra pin? you gonna modify the socket ?
I'm getting tired of saying this... but here it goes.

AMD has NEVER mentioned ANY pin count for Bulldozer. They have only said they are only officially supporting it on AM3+. Support doesn't mean it won't fit.

AM3 Socket = 941 Pin Contacts
AM3+ Socket = 942 Pin Contacts
AM3 CPU = 938 Pins.

It's possible that Bulldozer can have up to 941 pins and still work.

The motherboard manufacturers have Bulldozer right now, and have for months probably. They know more than we do with physical specifications.

If they are spending thousands of dollars with development of the bios, advertisements, and server costs for downloads, I don't think they'd risk lying. Not to mention their RMA department would be having a hell of a time keeping up with all the motherboards that malfunctioned.

They know what they're doing. We can only sit and wait.
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post #19 of 50
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i'm getting tired of saying this... But here it goes.

Amd has never mentioned any pin count for bulldozer. They have only said they are only officially supporting it on am3+. Support doesn't mean it won't fit.

Am3 socket = 941 pin contacts
am3+ socket = 942 pin contacts
am3 cpu = 938 pins.

It's possible that bulldozer can have up to 941 pins and still work.

The motherboard manufacturers have bulldozer right now, and have for months probably. They know more than we do with physical specifications.

If they are spending thousands of dollars with development of the bios, advertisements, and server costs for downloads, i don't think they'd risk lying. Not to mention their rma department would be having a hell of a time keeping up with all the motherboards that malfunctioned.

They know what they're doing. We can only sit and wait.
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I'm pretty sure the bulldozer chips coming out will not have that pin everyone is going on about, I'm sure AM3 cpu's now don't use all of the pin holes.

My bet is, AM3+ is going to be here for a while and will support all of AMD's Bulldozer CPU's, 2nd to 3rd gen, and the Bios updates are only going to work for the first generation Bulldozer chips that will fit in AM3 sockets while they still haven't utilized all of the pin holes. Makes sense to me.

This would be a bit annoying if it puts manufacturers off building proper AM3+ motherboards to make more money of the boards they still have coming off the line. I want a Crosshair V on release ffs!
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