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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 ...