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Does this mean I might not need a new mobo?
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post #22 of 60
One word

Win
post #23 of 60
Once upon a time I argued about the pin holes aswell. The Truth of the matter is, AMD never Officialy released the pin count of BD.

I had it stuck in my think head that it was impossible due to the "lack of 1 hole"

Then Some one said, "just because AM3+ has 1 extra hole, doesn't mean that hole is specifically for BD." And to top that off

MSI
ASUS
BIOSTAR
have all said that AM3 will support AM3+

if you think about it, it makes sense. AM2/AM2+ AM3/AM3+

DON'T TALK ABOUT YOUR HOLEs WITHOUT AMD
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cayennemist View Post
MSI
ASUS
BIOSTAR
have all said that AM3 will support AM3+
I don't believe that Biostar has officially released any information yet concerning that issue....
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post #25 of 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by winginit View Post
I don't believe that Biostar has officially released any information yet concerning that issue....
I contacted Biostar and this was the response I got:
Quote:
No, Biostar AM3 motherboards will not support AM3+ CPUs.

support@biostar-usa.com
626-581-1055 menu select 2
But only time will truly tell.

---

As for pins that others have or may mention:

I been talking about it in other threads throughout OCN, so please people quit thinking a new pin/socket will mean it won't fit at all:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post
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.
It's also stated in the article that it will fit just not recommended. Hence why JF-AMD has been saying that AMD doesn't officially "support" it. Allegedly there'll be features that won't work correctly or at all if used in AM3 boards.

For extra reading on the pins for the AM3 socket:
http://support.amd.com/us/Processor_TechDocs/40523.pdf
Edited by Kvjavs - 4/13/11 at 4:04pm
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post #26 of 60
If it works it works, if it don't I'll get another motherboard.
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post #27 of 60
I like my board a little more now.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post
I contacted Biostar and this was the response I got:


But only time will truly tell.
.... so that would contradict his statement then....
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post #29 of 60
I think they are just giving people more time to upgrade to an AM3+ board without having to go out and buy "another" $200+ when BD is released. Something Intel likes to do. Good business move, my board supports it...so I'll buy it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Seeing Red View Post
Inb4 un-nefer/Obakemono ****storm.
Heh, As soon as I saw this thread I thought the same thing.

Poor old Obakemono he's wasted so much time and effort trying to debunk this.
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