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Abit gigabyte amd 64

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January 20, 2009 4:04:13 PM

I have got a motherboard from Gigabyte (GA-K8VT800) or abit IP35-e it says on the box supports AMD Athlon 64 Proccessor, which I also have. However the socket on the board is a 775 socket and the AMD is a AM2 socket.......

Now I understand the round hole and square peg theory, but is there something I'm missing?.....is there a way of my AMD Athlon 64 fitting this board?

Any help would be most greatful....Kev

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January 20, 2009 4:49:11 PM

I fully agree with you...However I have in my hands an IP35-e with a 775 socket that says it supports an AMD Athlon 64?......
maybe I'm lucky enough to have landed a real freak of nature or packing error!!...lol.

Is there any way of adapting an AMD to fit a 775 socket???
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January 20, 2009 5:08:22 PM

I've had MBs RMA'd back to me from the Mfg. in a different box than the product box. It was easy enough to figure out the MB was shipped in a 'random' MB box simply for shipping purposes. I think the Mfg. even made mention of this in their shipping procedures.
January 20, 2009 5:11:40 PM

Alright...cheers man...thanks for that :)  Intel here I come...
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