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post #21 of 43
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Well AMD doesn't officially support the use of FX CPUs on 8xx series chipset mobos but they aren't opposed to mobo makers updating the BIOS to run FX CPUs. There isn't any advantage to using a 8xx series mobo over a 9xx series mobo but if mobo makers want to offer a BIOS update to allow FX use, that's cool. If I were buying a new mobo I'd definitely go with the 9xx chipset models.

They do officially support it. Otherwise they wouldnt allow the use of 8** series boards for FX chips.
post #22 of 43
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They do officially support it. Otherwise they wouldnt allow the use of 8** series boards for FX chips.

No actually AMD published an official notice that they did NOT support the use of 8xx chipsets for FX but if the mobo makers chose to upgrade the BIOS to allow the FX CPUs to run on 8xx chipset mobos it was their choice. AMD only officially supports 9xx chipsets for the FX CPUs.
post #23 of 43
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TTT for those who have not read this yet.

When you read comments like the following on Newegg it should be obvious the person needs more technical knowledge to properly build a PC. The mobo isn't the problem, the builders lack of technical knowledge is the real issue.

"Cons: This board bios is confusing - nothing makes sense and on top of this my WORKING hd's are not showing up or not even booting up. So much stuff to install to get it stable"
Edited by AMD4ME - 5/14/12 at 8:41am
post #24 of 43
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12. When it comes to "ganged" or "unganged" memory, "unganged" is the preferred choice for most people. "Ganged" and "unganged" does NOT mean single or dual channel memory operation. It means one memory BUS @ 128-bits wide (ganged as in combined into one) or two 64-bit width memory BUSes, (unganged as in TWO seperate BUSes).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-channel_memory_architecture

This is new news to me, and I have been building computers most of my adult life.... That being said I am not arguing and always willing to learn. My question is how do I know if the memory I am looking at is ganged or unganged.

I have looked through the info, and unless I just missed it, it is not listed for my chosen memory.

http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MV-3V4G3/US

I have chosen Samsung 4gb modules for my current upcoming build.
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post #25 of 43
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Ganged or Unganged is a BIOS setting. It was added to the BIOS once dual channel RAM mobos were created. Most BIOS use "unganged" by default but you should have the option of using "ganged" if you desire, though it usually is NOT the desired performance choice. Unganged typically shows a small 5% advantage but it can vary depending on the app.
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Ah wonderful, thank you
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^^^ Glad to help. thumb.gif
post #28 of 43
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TTT to help new PC builders.
post #29 of 43
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Useful info. for those building any new PC but expecially for FX chippie builders. wink.gif
post #30 of 43
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TTT for those who have not read this yet.
When you read comments like the following on Newegg it should be obvious the person needs more technical knowledge to properly build a PC. The mobo isn't the problem, the builders lack of technical knowledge is the real issue.
"Cons: This board bios is confusing - nothing makes sense and on top of this my WORKING hd's are not showing up or not even booting up. So much stuff to install to get it stable"

I see something like that and I want to send a message of my own back to them:

"Dude, just get a Dell!"
     
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