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Well, i just purchased an Abit AN8 SLI for nice price because my asus board gave out on me. Before you ask, yes i am still using socket 939 :3

I wanted to ask, if this thing ends up coming with a previous bios than that of one that supports my cpu, what is likely to happen when i put it in?

Will it just not boot, or will it boot but only use it as if it were a regular single core athlon 64 x2 3800+ as this will be a much easier fix.
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It'll work just fine. That board will take any Socket 939 chip.
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Thanks for that fast reply.
But even without the proper bios revision? i ask because of this



Even if it doesn't have ver 20?
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Thanks for that fast reply.
But even without the proper bios revision? i ask because of this

-snip-

Even if it doesn't have ver 20?
Even without version 20 BIOS, you'll still have full support. It just won't say what CPU you have installed in the BIOS. It'll still work though.

I had my Opteron 165 (not even on the list of supported CPU's at all) on that same board you just bought. It was on the stock released BIOS. Never once had an issue with it.

It's a solid board. Should get you a good overclock too.
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You just took a load off my mind, thanks alot.

The board comes with a scythe ninja so yeah, i should be able to get a good overclock .
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