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I'm not sure about that. The website has no information at all. It just says AM2+/AM2 but then on newegg it says the HTT is only 1000MHz which is an AM2 specification. If the board doesn't do HTT 3.0 (which is more than 1000MHz, 1600 or 1800MHz I think) then it is not really AM2+ but just AM2.

I wish there was more information though.

EDIT: Actually I don't think it's truly an AM2+ board. Read a little bit of this though.
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I noticed the HT too but why would they label it a AM2+ MB if it was not.
I couldn't find much either.
Is their a chance it would be a BIOS update for the HT when the AM2+ CPU's are released?
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post #33 of 39
It supports AM2+ CPUs but that's it.

I wouldn't count on a BIOS update upgrading the HTT speeds. That's something dependent on the hardware. It's a nice board but kind of a gimmick since all AM2 boards are going to support AM2+ anyway.
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post #34 of 39
aaronman the first sentence of the artical you linked to even calls it a AM2+ MB.
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post #35 of 39
AM2 MB's support AM2+ CPU's but to call a MB AM2+ it has to support the AM2+ CPU features right?
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post #36 of 39
AMD's quad core may be a bit better if it's a 'true quad' but it's also gonna be damn expensive, I'm getting the Q6600 G0 next week and it's gonna be awesome.
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Well I emailed Biostar support and I'll see what they say.
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post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by jameskelsey View Post
aaronman the first sentence of the artical you linked to even calls it a AM2+ MB.
Yeah but did you read the whole thing? There are no BIOS options for the separated power planes.

I think calling Biostar is a fantastic idea though.
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post #39 of 39
I went back and read the hole thing and between that thread and other things I've read their are conflicts.This review calls it a AM2+ MB and mentions the new power planes which are a AM2+ CPU feature but does not say anything about the HT speed.
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=40564

I downloaded the manual and was looking it over and it says under features AM2+ by BIOS update,but that might just be to recognize the new CPU.
But when I was looking at the BIOS screen shots i noticed that where you can adjust the HT there was K8 listed in front of it which I've never seen before.Seems to me the only reason to put K8 would be if you had different options for a different CPU (K10) maybe.Or am I just being hopeful?
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