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Socket AM2 And the Phenom.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by coniferous, 6 Oct 2007.

  1. coniferous

    coniferous What's a Rotary Power Tool?

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    From what I've seen an researched, the new AMD phenom will fit into socket AM2. I'm planning on buying a computer soon and wondering if this mobo will support the phenom when it comes out.

    I've seen varying reports about some manufacturers releasing a firmware update so that the older mobos will be able to support the new processors, but I'm not sure.

    Will this work? Should i wait?

    thanks in advance :)
     
  2. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    i thought you need AM2+ to be able to use phenoms
     
  3. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    AM2+ processors will work in AM2 boards, but you lose out on some special voltage controls.
     
  4. coniferous

    coniferous What's a Rotary Power Tool?

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    So, i'm getting the feeling i won't loose out on any speed then, which is what i was really worried about.
     
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  5. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    No you wont, as said the only thing lost is the voltage regulation which the new AM2+ cpu's can regulate each separate cores voltage and core speeds.
     
  6. Gravemind123

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    You also lose out on the AM2+ 2.0Ghz Hyper-Transport speeds, and are limited by the 1.0Ghz of AM2. I don't know if this will have any effect on performance however.
     
  7. coniferous

    coniferous What's a Rotary Power Tool?

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    Great! Thanks for all the help guys, i just bought the computer :)
     

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