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GA-M57SLI-S4 (rev. 2.0) Phenom x9850 support

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Hello I am looking to get a phenom 9850, I know the GA-M57SLI-S4 (rev. 2.0) supports the old phenoms (9500-9600) but does it support the new ones with the tlb fix?

I would really like to know.

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why dont you check gigabytes site?
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I did check the website. It says only the old phenoms, but supposedly the only difference between them is the tlb fix.
    
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Go to this thread we were discussing this a while ago. Yes, it does support the newer phenoms including the 9850.
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Even though it supports the Phenoms, you have to remember that this board will downgrade your HT to 1000Mhz. This board doesn't have HT 3.0. (Unless there has been a new BIOS upgrade I haven't seen, which I doubt).

With a slow HT link, you would be better off buying a new board. Furthermore, all the reviews I have seen with Phenom in these AM2 boards have been less than steller. Besides the HT link downgrade, they are notoriously unstable.
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