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Hi,

I'm wondering if anyone has any information if the mobo listed in the topic title will support a Phenom FX 8350. Newegg says this mobo supports the FX series (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128379). And the gigabyte website lists the x6 as supported, but not the x8. Is this simply gigabyte not updating the support list because its an older motherboard? Anyone have any information if it will drop in?

I think I might have to try it out and see what happens, lol.
Edited by megajesus - 6/3/13 at 6:45pm
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No, the new FX do not have a memory controller that will address DDR2.
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Ahhhh right. I overlooked that. The x6 have the ddr2 memory controllers. Boooooooooooo.

Thanks for the quick reply biggrin.gif
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Only the Phenom II and Athlon II has both DDR2/DDR3 IMC.
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Only the Phenom II and Athlon II has both DDR2/DDR3 IMC.

Right and the phenom II x6 are no longer sold. I don't know if its worth it to buy a used chip on ebay or here (They are like hot cakes here). Might as well wait for kaveri or FM2 eight core. Any word on the fm2 eight core?
Edited by megajesus - 6/3/13 at 7:20pm
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DDR2 as earlier pointed out is the first issue. The other issue with 8 cores would be low VRM count. GIGABYTE requires VRM cooling (in addition to their higher quality 4+1 phase setup with lower RDS (on) transistors) as a minimum for 8-cores, based on internal testing.

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