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Old 10-19-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default Socket AM2 Opteron

I know there is a RAM issue with Socket AM2 opterons, they don't support DDR2 1066. However, can I run an AM2 Opteron on an AM2+ motherboard? I'd rather run a quad core Opteron instead of a Phenom.

Any known compatable AM2+ motherboards?
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:19 PM   #2
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There are no AM2+ Opteron quad cores, just dual. You can run an AM2 Opteron in an AM2+ board though.
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There are no AM2+ quad cores, just dual.
Isn't Phenom X3/X4 triple/quad core an AM2+?
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:46 PM   #4
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Sorry, I meant Opteron AM2+ quad cores.
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:05 AM   #5
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Alright, thanks. I'll be getting a Quad Core Opteron and an AM2+ motherboard. Probably pick up a cheap OEM Athlon AM2 CPU as well just to make sure I can get the board setup properly for the Opteron.

Any down sides to running an Opteron in an AM2+ motherboard, other than RAM speed? I know the Opterons don't support DDR2 1066 RAM, but that doesn't bother me. DDR2 800 or even slower RAM would be faster than the DDR 3200 in my current rig.
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Did you read my post? Quad core Opterons are not socket AM2+, they are not compatible with the desktop boards. You need a Phenom X4.
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Old 10-25-2008, 04:03 PM   #7
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Really? I know of at least one AM2+ board that will run AM2 Opterons.
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Old 10-25-2008, 04:25 PM   #8
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You're pulling my leg now right? You said quad core Opteron. I said, no, there are no AM2+ quad core Opterons.
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I know the Quad Core Opteron is only Socket AM2, but socket AM2 is compatable with AM2+.
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AM2 = AM2+, basically the same socket. There are no quad core AM2 or AM2+ Opterons, only single and dual core.
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