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F7 Bios for Gigabyte DS3: Add Support for Kentsfield

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So does this mean that DS3 boards that are rev C1 can support Kentsfield?
Because I thought that only rev C2 would...after reading this.
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If that BIOS is meant for the DS3 then yes im guessing that means it will support Kentsfield
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If that BIOS is meant for the DS3 then yes im guessing that means it will support Kentsfield
Sweet, I didn't think that rev C1 Gigabyte motherboards would support Quad-Core. Good to hear they now can with this BIOS.
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Am I going to have to sell my new E6300 for a Kentsfield? By the way, in the supported CPU list is says S3 supports it, but doesn't mention anything about revisions....

Where does one look for the revision anyway? On the board directly?
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I don't know how to find the board's revision by looking directly at the motherboard, but using CPU-Z you can find out quite easily.

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post #6 of 8
Gigabytes site says look in top left corner of mobo or between the PCI slots for revison, its big enough to notice without looking in great detail.

Mine says Rev 1.0 between the bottom 2 PCI slots
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Does anyone know if this new bios works on S3's? the only hardware diff b/t the two are solid state caps im told..
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Does anyone know if this new bios works on S3's? the only hardware diff b/t the two are solid state caps im told..
Why don't use just use the F6 BIOS for GA-965P-S3?
That BIOS update adds the same "Support Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core CPU (Kentsfield)" as the F7 does for the DS3.
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