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February 3, 2013 7:37:23 PM

Is there or will there ever be a socket converter to convert an FM1 socket to FM2? Or even to convert an FM2 CPU to an FM1 fitted motherboard.

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February 3, 2013 7:41:18 PM

No. Sockets don't work that way - FM1 is left for dead, all FM1 platform users will need to replace their board to get support for Trinity APUs (as well as Richland, and Kaveri is expected to come to the platform as well).
February 3, 2013 7:45:21 PM

payturr said:
No. Sockets don't work that way - FM1 is left for dead, all FM1 platform users will need to replace their board to get support for Trinity APUs (as well as Richland, and Kaveri is expected to come to the platform as well).


That's unfortunate. I hope someone rigs up something so I can avoid replacing my MB >.<
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February 3, 2013 7:49:50 PM

socket convertion? that's not even a real thing...
February 3, 2013 9:10:32 PM

butremor said:
socket convertion? that's not even a real thing...


Well I'm no computer technician but I've examined both FM1 and FM2 CPU's, and I don't see why we couldn't just fabricate an interface that fit into an FM1 socket, with an FM2 array planted on top. It would just be an "in-between" piece like a VGA:HDMI or a Mini HDMI:HMDI.
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February 3, 2013 9:13:57 PM

anthony8989 said:
Well I'm no computer technician but I've examined both FM1 and FM2 CPU's, and I don't see why we couldn't just fabricate an interface that fit into an FM1 socket, with an FM2 array planted on top. It would just be an "in-between" piece like a VGA:HDMI or a Mini HDMI:HMDI.



Hi :) 

Lol, if you did that, the motherboard would go POP ...AND YOU WOULD BLOW IT AND THE CPU AS A MINIMUM.... or even a fire...

All the best Brett :) 
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February 3, 2013 10:00:47 PM

The fact of the matter is FM1 unfortunately is dead. It only lasted one generation.

I can't say why switching over to socket FM2 was necessary for Trinity. At least Richland will also be socket FM2 and I believe so will Kaveri (2014). If I am not mistaken, I think I read a published statement from AMD that they are committed to socket AM3+ and FM2 until 2015.
December 12, 2013 2:52:29 PM

butremor said:
socket convertion? that's not even a real thing...


not necessarily true. back in the day, there was a conversion socket for intel 370 to run the coppermine processors, upgradable to 1.3ghz chips. and a slew of other old school oddities found on the web

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/processors-boards,5...

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