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AMD Phenom X3 8750 and SK8N MOBO

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May 12, 2009 1:26:24 AM

According to AMD web-site, the Phenom X3 can be used on the SK8N motherboard. Will this processor out perform my FX-51 if I swap it out?
May 12, 2009 1:38:08 AM

Yes it will. Its a far better tech then what you have. I recomend a newer MB though with am2+ or Am3 socket.
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May 12, 2009 1:47:19 AM

I do not think that Phenom X3 has a memory controller for ddr ram. I would check that information better of course asus does not have it on their compatibility list for the SK8N.
http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=Zyc1YFT8tIkdmdrJ&...
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May 12, 2009 10:23:30 PM

I made a request to AMD questioning their web-site and they indicated that the chip would not physically fit even though it was 940 pin. Then they asked where I found the inforamtion.

The ASUS SK8N is a Socket 940 motherboard designed for earlier AMD Athlon FX-51 and FX-53 socket 940 processors utilizing DDR1 memory. The AMD Phenom X3 processors are socket AM2+ which also has 940 pins but of a different physical layout which would prevent the processor from fitting into the Socket 940 motherboard. Furthermore, the Socket AM2+ AMD Phenom X3 processors require DDR2 memory which is physically different than DDR1.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:o ffice:o ffice" />



Where on our website have you see information stating that the Asus SK8N is compatible with Phenom X3 processors?



http://products.amd.com/en-us/RecommendedMBDetail.aspx?...

Apparently, their site is wrong.
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May 13, 2009 9:59:02 AM

AMD: Fail.
May 13, 2009 11:29:38 AM

^ no it's just that there is 940 server socket and 940 AM2.
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May 13, 2009 11:33:57 AM

But AMD of all people should know the difference!
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