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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Theory View Post
Eh... More like, BIOS update=AM3+
Eh... he said "BD will work best on the 9-series chipset, the 8-series chipset was optimized for AM3". So, buying a 8-series AM3+ board was a marketing scam. It sounds like my board is no different than an 8-series AM3+ board.
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Eh... he said "BD will work best on the 9-series chipset, the 8-series chipset was optimized for AM3". So, buying a 8-series AM3+ board was a marketing scam. It sounds like my board is no different than an 8-series AM3+ board.
Yes but for people that already OWN 8 series boards this is good news (like me)
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Yes but for people that already OWN 8 series boards this is good news (like me)

You completely missed my point. Anyways, carry-on.

BTW, it was announced awhile ago that some AM3 MOBOs would support AM3+. That was the whole reason I bought my MOBO a month ago.
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post #14 of 20
I guess I will still have to upgrade my board due to poor vrm design.
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post #15 of 20
According to ASUS, it is only a Microcode update required for BD on AM3. However, it may not overclock as well and some features may not work as well.

Then again, this does mean my 790X could run the FX-Series...
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Stupid question, anyway to unlock 8xx series bios to the 9xx series bios? Basically update to the microcode he was talking about?
    
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I'm tying to build my friend a budget gaming rig...

I want him to be able to update this..

http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html

I will be going for the Phenom II x4 965 BE. Because my friend that runs one said it would be MUCH MUCH MUCH better than the x4 840. However, my friend probably won't be doing much, if any overclocking.. anyways..

I want to know if the 129.99 bundle will support BD? Which it's looking like it will not.

If this is the case, is it still worth buying for 129.99 & Biostar Mobo.

Also, which board would I need in order for it to be BD compatible? Any 8xx board?
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post #18 of 20
ASUS said that my board will support BD like... a month ago, even more

They even have a BIOS for it on the website
   
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The boards look really nice.
    
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Good news everyone! Bulldozer will work in socket am3!
Yay Futurama references
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