I need help finding motherboards for two CPUs, a 3870k and 1100t. Can I use a FM2 socket?
I have two CPUs that the motherboards died on. =( I really need some help finding an upgrade path for them. Can I upgrade to a FM2 board for he 3870K? And I am not sure how to discern which newer motherboards are still compatible with a AM3 CPU? Someone please help! I will name my first child after you! =)
I have some Mother Boards options Biostar Hi-Fi A85W, Hi-Fi H61S3, Hi-Fi A55S3, Hi-Fi Z87W, Hi-Fi H87S3+, Hi-Fi B85S3+. I hope these mother boards will help you for your CPU. http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=670
No you cannot use an FM2 motherboard as the AMD FM2 socket is not backwards compatible with FM1 processors. As for the 1100t you can use any motherboard that supports socket AM3 or AM3+ although i would recommend one with at least a 970NB.
FM1 Motherboards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007625%20600167117&IsNodeId=1&name=FM1
AM3/AM3+ Motherboards with at least an 970: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007625%20600007943%20600138080%20600007945%20600480012%20600166260%20600166242%20600165296&IsNodeId=1&name=AMD%20990X