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Can this board unlock cores on 960T AM3 chip? GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3

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Thanks in advance!

I was thinking of purchasing this board (GA-970A-UD3)for pretty cheap but wanted to know if it would unlock cores if the cores were indead ok.


I don't see this processor (AMD|PH II X4 960T AM3) on it's supported list either. Think the board will get a bios update to support it?
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http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_ga-970a-ud3_e.pdf

Page 43 of the manual you will see it does support core unlocking function. I am sure the 960T will work. It supports all the Thubans (Zosma is a cut down Thuban, hence why you can unlock cores possibly) and other Phenom II CPUs. Given this, the CPU AGESA code surely supports the 960T they just forgot to list it. Even if for some crazy reason the CPU AGESA code doesn't support it, it should at least boot and tell you you have an unknown processor, at this point just flash the bios to the newest and you see it says "Update AGESA 1.1.0.0 code" which means it will definitely work since this is AMD's brand new AGESA, which is all encompassing for AM3/AM3+ processors.
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Thanks to both of you. Stuck at work and manual wouldn't pull up and was getting an itchy finger to buy the board. smile.gif
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get your unlock on! wheee.gif
Edited by Spacedinvader - 10/20/11 at 1:59pm
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lol I know what CPU im getting now wheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gif
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