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AMD cpu on Socket AM3 motherboards Socket AM2

"A picture clarifies how cpu AMD Socket AM3 will maintain compatibility with Socket AM2 motherboards"


In recent days we have on several occasions had the opportunity to talk about the new cpu AMD Phenom X4 II, the next generation of desktop processors specifically developed by American producer of desktop systems for the medium high. I even published the first list of online retailers, which we have news on this page.

At the debut, scheduled for January 2009, AMD brings to the market in the first two versions of processor Phenom X4 II motherboards for Socket AM2 +, models II X4 Phenom 940 and Phenom X4 II 920. Only then will be presented the first option Socket AM3, mechanically and electrically compatible with the motherboard Socket AM2 +.

On the left a processor Socket AM3, place compared with a Socket AM2 on the left. Note how the number is below the pin Socket AM3 processor, which lost two points of contact thus maintaining compatibility with Socket AM2 motherboards. The same can not be said for Socket AM2 CPU, which will be mounted on Socket AM3 motherboards.


The choice made by AMD is linked to the memory controller integrated into the processor, which is a DDR2 for cpu Socket AM2 and will be kind to those DDR3 Socket AM3, which continue to integrate even DDR2 memory controller within its own ranks. This explains Why can take Socket AM3 processors on Socket AM2 motherboard, with slots for memory modules only DDR2, but you can not use CPU Socket AM2 motherboards on Socket AM3 because it would not be possible with these processors use DDR3 memory modules which necessarily accompany the Socket AM3 motherboards.

The most interesting of all is that the owners of motherboards Socket AM2 and Socket AM2 + with bios updated circuitry and power suits will update your system to Socket AM3 processors, not requiring an investment in memory and motherboard.
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Re: AMD cpu on Socket AM3 motherboards Socket AM2

It was a nice gesture (perhaps obliged) from AMD.
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Re: AMD cpu on Socket AM3 motherboards Socket AM2

absolute longevity for this AM2
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"On the left a procressore Socket AM3, place compared with a Socket AM2 on the left."
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