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Hey Guys I received a nice surprise today in the Mail. Recently I ordered a 890gxm-gd65 from Newegg knowing that the socket was limited to AM3 CPU's. However, when I opened the package I realized I received some freak of a mainboard!!!!

The Original Mainboard should look like this....

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But Lo and BEHOLD this is what I find!

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I guess I have the only 890gxm in the world with an AM3+ socket.... HA HA. They haven't even announced this board or updated any specs anywhere! I am glad to say that this really unlocked the build for future AM3+ blowdozer / pilerider upgrade paths....

As well. This is the only MATX motherboard that Supports Bulldozer and crossfire. MATX + AM3+ and 2xPCIE 16x slots FTW!
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Nice! make sure you back up your BIOS! biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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Look what revision in your MBO.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/890GXM-G65.html

This MBO is AM3+ over 6 months.

The black socket means nothing, even the white one are - AM3+.

My 890FXA-GD70 is AM3+ too.

Since 1.B BIOS it is AM3+.
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Sure, but that's because AMD made the later CPUs mechanically compatible. Apparently this new black socket-thingy has extra rows of pins for physically larger CPUs in the future?
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Nice, but... uh... don't put an FX 8-core in that.  You'll blow it up ._.

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Originally Posted by Valnjes View Post

Look what revision in your MBO.
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/890GXM-G65.html
This MBO is AM3+ over 6 months.
The black socket means nothing, even the white one are - AM3+.
My 890FXA-GD70 is AM3+ too.
Since 1.B BIOS it is AM3+.

Thanks shiz-head. That was the most helpful. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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Nice, but... uh... don't put an FX 8-core in that.  You'll blow it up ._.

Already did and its running great. Currently have it pushing 4.8 ghz, but still think my 1100t has more CPU power.
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is your mobo still alive? I use one as well, but one's that got shipped as an AM3 .. a bios update made it AM3+

This mobo is not good for overclocking...try a search in this forum about burnt 890gxm... I tried to overclock with it and got stable 4GHz on my 965BE but wouldn't use it OCed consistently

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AgN1D79Joo7tdHhjbllGOHczUU5fM0VxUHVXXzlLM1E&gid=1
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Any AM3 board that is half decent will have a BIOS update that allows it to use AM3+. You just got a revised board w/ a black socket.
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Yep got my 1100t at 4ghz since I got my board. That means all 6 cores at 4ghz. Got rid of the dozer since the 1100t bests it. Also running crossfire 6870's no problem. This thing is amazing, and the AM3+ support is the best.

M3T4LM4N222 is just jelly that he doesn't have black sockets.
Edited by Acefire - 8/25/12 at 10:08pm
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