Phenom II Requires BIOS Update?


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Peter van der Goes

I currently have two AMD boxes, an AM2 (M2N-e) and an AM2+ (M3A). Both are
currently running Phenoms (9500 and 9850 Black, respectively).
Any thoughts on whether these boards will work with a Phenom II, or will a
BIOS update from Asus be required?
 
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pokey man

no, i said PhenomT II processors are backwards and forward compatable and so
does: AMD when in a am2 and 2+ socket they are just like a regular PhenomT
processor,

but when they live in an am3 socket they become a PhenomT II processor with
new features that cant be used on older sockets

all the info is there about PhenomT II processors



http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/0,,30_118_15331_15917,00.html



am3 sockets support the 1333mhz ddr3 option

Pokeyman

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Peter van der Goes

pokey man said:
no, i said PhenomT II processors are backwards and forward compatable and
so
does: AMD when in a am2 and 2+ socket they are just like a regular PhenomT
processor,

but when they live in an am3 socket they become a PhenomT II processor
with
new features that cant be used on older sockets

all the info is there about PhenomT II processors
OK, thanks.
So to get all a Phenom II has to offer, I guess I'll need a Socket AM3 mobo.
 
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Miles Bader

Peter van der Goes said:
OK, thanks.
So to get all a Phenom II has to offer, I guess I'll need a Socket AM3 mobo.
So what exactly are the extra features AM3 enables?

The obvious ones are Hypertransport 3 + DDR3 support; are there more?

-Miles
 
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pokey man

go to amd.com and search phenom II

"Pokeyman

Miles Bader said:
mobo.

So what exactly are the extra features AM3 enables?

The obvious ones are Hypertransport 3 + DDR3 support; are there more?

-Miles
 

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