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stevray80
post Jan 24 2014, 13:06
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Hey...can any one solve this is about the Manufacturing tech of ASUS M5A78L-M LE motherboard which supports 32nm CPUs. Is it compatible with the 45nm manufacturing tech of AMD Athlon X2 260 processors?

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post Jan 25 2014, 03:13
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Though not a hardware expert, one thing strikes me: as totally different processes were used for their manufacturing, don't they actually have completely different processor sockets?

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post Feb 7 2014, 22:17
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The 45nm AM3 CPUs should all work just fine in an AM3+ motherboard; AM3+ boards are backward compatible to AM3 CPUs.

AM3 boards are not forward compatible with AM3+ CPUs.

So, the answer is yes.

You could email Asus to verify if you're especially paranoid.
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post Feb 8 2014, 18:52
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It's about the socket, not the fab process. I replaced a 90nm CPU with a 65nm CPU on my Socket AM2 board (Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe).

The only issue I ran into was that the newer chip was AM2+ and came out after my board did, so it needed a BIOS update to use it.

If I'm not mistaken, Asus provided a list of compatible CPUs for the board on their web site, or at least my CPU was named in the change log for the BIOS update. Not too sure on that, it was years ago now.


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