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Gigabyte 970A-UD3P - FX-8320e - Kingston Hyper X Beast 8GB 1866Mhz - Posting problems

I just bought this system, all pieces are brand new. I installed all the pieces together, but the motherboard won't post at all. The fans of cpu and gpu are turning, but it will not post and (I ...
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Apple G5 Heatsink on AM3 mobo?

I've been looking to replace my PhenomII 965be's stock heatsink, and my old G5's massive heatsink has drawn my attention. Do you think it would somehow be possible or am I going too far? my mobo: GA-...
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Will a phenom x6 Thuban fit in a K10N78M Pro?

TL;DR Will a phenom x6 Thuban fit in a K10N78M Pro? Or Will an AM2+ socket with AM3 support, yet doesn't list the specific model CPU support it as long as very similar models are also stated as ...
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What's the difference between a AM3, FM1 or FM2 AMD processor?

I am thinking about upgrading my computer, and my PC store offers three different branches of AMD processors: AM3, FM1, FM2. Which technical differences do those branches have? Is FM1 obsolete (by ...
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What's the newest/most powerful processor a AM3+ 880 motherboard supports?

It's an Asrock 880GMH/USB3, I been thinking about getting a more powerful processor, preferably a hexacore since I do a lot of multitasking and I could use the extra 2 cores. Could I get a piledriver ...
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Will a stock 1155 cooler (i3), fit an AM2+ (Phenon X4) processor/mobo?

So, I want to assemble a media center and am thinking about getting a better cooler for my main computer and using that on the media center (being built with spare parts). So, I was wondering if the ...
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AMD chipset VS SLi

I currently own a Crosshair 2 Formula which is broken and I need to replace. Recently, I bought a Phenom 2 CPU which I wouldn't like to throw away. Recent Crosshairs are based (as opposed to the ...
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AM3 pinless design?

is the Phenom X6 / AM3 motherboards a pinless design?
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Are Socket AM2/AM2+ Heatsinks Compatible with Socket AM3 processor?

I bought an Asus Lion Square compatible with a AMD Athlon II X3 435 Socket AM3 processor? I know strictly speaking, the Lion Square specifies AM2 but I'm a little confused since AM2 and AM3 are ...
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AMD Socket AM2+, Compatible with AM3 - What do I need to know?

I'm reading that "AMD Socket AM2+ motherboards are compatible with Socket AM3 based chips". But even the AM2+ Wikipedia article doesn't currently explain more than that. As with AM2+ chips being '...