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AMD Phenoms hit compatibility glitch

Chipset mismatch
Tue Apr 29 2008, 09:55

IT NEVER RAINS BUT IT POURS. Beleaguered chipster AMD, fresh from the upset of losing a five-year old exclusive deal with supercomputer maker Cray yesterday, is facing problems getting its 9750 and 9850 125W Phenom parts to work with the 780G chipset. The result is that some manufacturers are having trouble making the quad core parts work in their mobos.

The problem isn't AMD's fault of course, according to err, AMD, which says there are no problems using the 125W parts with the 790 chipset but that manufacturers are trying to build systems on the cheap by using 780G mobos.

"What people have done, mistakenly, is paired a 780G motherboard with the higher frequency Phenom - the 125-watt Phenom," Jake Whitman, an AMD spokesperson, told CNET. "Not all motherboard manufacturers have tweaked their boards to support a 125-watt TDP. We've never made claims that 780G motherboards are enthusiast-class motherboards." µ

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