AM3/AM2+ question


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poachedeggs

I've paid for an AMD tri-core processor today for a pc I'm building
for someone, buying a bit at a time. This is an AM3 socket
processor. I see that there are plenty of motherboards available
already with AM3 sockets, but I know that my own pc has an AM3 type
processor in an AM2+ socket with I think a BIOS update. Ideally I'd
buy the same motherboard so I can just copy the layout of mine, though
I've found the building process unmysterious enough not to be too
intimidated. Would I in this instance just flash the BIOS for its
update with the processor in, I take it? I'm assuming my pc didn't
have its BIOS flashed with a different processor in. A basic and
naive question I know but I've got about three weeks till I assemble
it and I want to just iron out my knoweldge gaps in the meantime.

Cheers.
 
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AGross

I've paid for an AMD tri-core processor today for a pc I'm building
for someone, buying a bit at a time.  This is an AM3 socket
processor.  I see that there are plenty of motherboards available
already with AM3 sockets, but I know that my own pc has an AM3 type
processor in an AM2+ socket with I think a BIOS update.  Ideally I'd
buy the same motherboard so I can just copy the layout of mine, though
I've found the building process unmysterious enough not to be too
intimidated.  Would I in this instance just flash the BIOS for its
update with the processor in, I take it?  I'm assuming my pc didn't
have its BIOS flashed with a different processor in.  A basic and
naive question I know but I've got about three weeks till I assemble
it and I want to just iron out my knoweldge gaps in the meantime.

Cheers.
What manufacturer and model is you motherboard ?
If you don't know, for example, if you are on windows, you can try
something like CPU-Z (http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html)
It displays quite a lot of info, including the motherboard model.
 

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