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Old 03-08-2008, 06:16 PM   #1
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AMD quadcore compatible mainboards


I'm planning to acquire a new computer.
I'd like to invest in a new AMD quadcore CPU, but I'm not sure, which main boards are compatible with them.

All I can tell by looking at the main board specifications, is that they're compatible with dual core processors.

Will a dual core ready main board be compatible with a quadcore?
Any suggestions?
Is there anything else I should remember, concerning the compatibility with quad core CPUs?

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Check out the motherboard vendors' websites and search for AMD and quad-core. I had no problem finding listings at ASUS. No doubt there are similar listings at othere vendors' sites.
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You really need to wait this one out. The boards that support AMD quad-core processors (Asus included) have been going though additional revisions because things aren't working right.

I have more experience with the Opterons than the Phenoms, but I expect both are in about the same position. Look at them again in April or May when AMD really brings out their new line of products.
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Well, I'm not going to buy in the next month, maybe not even in the next two months.

I'm planing not to spend a fortune on this, actually. Any ideas what the prices for the AMD CPUs will be?


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