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    AMD Bulldozer uses socket AM3r2

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    http://www.fudzilla.com/processors/p...-to-use-am3-r2

    Quote Originally Posted by fudzilla
    The new CPU uses a modified socket AM3 r2, and its still not clear if this socket is completely compatible with the existing AM3 socket. Something must have changed as AMD 990 chipset is also in the works, despite some early reports that AMD 890GX /GX chipsets will support the new Bulldozer core.

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    Re: AMD Bulldozer uses socket AM3r2

    if bulldozer could run on am3 with just a bios update, that would be another string to amd's bow so to speak. i mean given the option to not do a complete upgrade over just a cpu change because of a socket update - which would you prefer to to? it looks like it could be something akin to am2+/am3 transition, an having a cpu that is slightly backward compatible would be a good thing i think.

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    Re: AMD Bulldozer uses socket AM3r2

    Wonder if they will call it AM3+

    Mind you, my AM2 motherboard didn't get a BIOS update to allow AM2+ cpus, so I won't hold my breath

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    Re: AMD Bulldozer uses socket AM3r2

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Wonder if they will call it AM3+

    Mind you, my AM2 motherboard didn't get a BIOS update to allow AM2+ cpus, so I won't hold my breath

    that only came about for am2+/am3 didn't it? hadn't heard about it berfore then. but would be good if true.

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    Re: AMD Bulldozer uses socket AM3r2

    Hopefully so then I can sling out my 1055 and replace it with one (maybe) lol.

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