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Old 12-25-2007, 01:10 AM   #1
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what socket are the new phenoms? are they am2 or am2+
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Am2+
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ok thats what i thought but why does the amd website recommend am2 socket mobos for it then

http://products.amd.com/en-us/Recomm...=&f5=&f6=&f7=&
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The two sockets are physically the same. Processors designed for Socket AM2 will work on Socket AM2+ motherboards and vice versa. The main difference is that the AM2+ supports HyperTransport 3.0 and dual power planes that improve power savings.
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so if i was to buy an am2 board would i be able to upgrade to the phenom down the road?

like with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131096
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Yes, but you wont be able to realize the full potential of the Phenom CPU.
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Old 12-25-2007, 01:49 AM   #7
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so i should probably go with this one then

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131234
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Yes, that would be a better choice if you're planning to go with the Phenom in the future.
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Old 12-25-2007, 01:57 AM   #9
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ok cool. thanks again, ive got about 2 weeks so hopefully the price will drop somewhat for everything i'm looking at but not run out of stock


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