Originally Posted by MindoverMaster
Shouldn't the manufacturer know, for sure?
Yes, but some people who are new or intermediate to computer building or upgrading might not know which product belongs to a specific socket or might end up getting the wrong motherboard, where the cpu did not make it as supported list of intel current lign up for that release.
If you were to ask yourself honestly, how many P4/celerons and even old athlons from past generations get you mixed up once and awhile when you got into computers ?
Honestly, AM2+/AM3 motherboard combination support needs to stop, am2+ is nearly dead and some poor guy might pick up a cpu that the motherboard cannot use. :|