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AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 AM3+ - NEED HELP !!!

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January 18, 2012 9:20:30 PM

Hi,

I've just purchased AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 Socket AM3+ 4 Core Processor - 3.60GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo and I'm wondering whether or not it will fit my new motherboard. (I'm building a new machine).

Motherboard: AsRock 970 Extreme3 Motherboard
Ram: G Skill Ripjaws F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL 8GB DDR3 (1333MHz,Cas 9)

Can you please also tell me whether or not the above RAM will fit?

Any help is appreciated, I'm just a little confused. I've checked AsRock's website for compatibility and I can see a 4100 listed at 95w but the model number is different to the one I've currently ordered, will this matter as both the CPU and mobo are AM3+ sockets..?

Link for AsRock: http://www.asrock.com/mb/cpu.asp?Model=970%20Extreme3

Also: Is water cooling any good? I'll be gaming mostly (playing WoW).

Many Thanks!

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January 18, 2012 9:38:58 PM

Thanks buddy, that advise was much needed! :) 
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January 18, 2012 9:39:53 PM

When i run my fingers over the AM3+ socket on the mobo is it supposed to feel rough like as if the pins are sticking out?

My old Mobo AM2 isn't like that.
January 18, 2012 10:46:18 PM

you really need to do your research.

your mobo will tell you what socket it has, which will tell you what CPU will fit or vise versa.

doesnt make a difference what the pins feel like. your NOT supposed to touch them at all due to the oil on your fingers and hand.
January 19, 2012 5:24:15 PM

@ e-ninja if you read the post you would've noticed I did research.

Thanks for your helpful post. Provided much insight.
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