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Ok so heres the story...

I have an older Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 motherboard that I ended up getting for free. It was zapped in a power surge. I rma'd it and the wonderful guys at gigabyte fixed it for free without any fuss.

I am looking to use this board to replace my GF's MSI board that fried, and I want to try to get her a good CPU for WoW, video editing, and the various games she plays... Dragon Age, Dead Rising 2, Flight sim X, exc

If you look at gigabytes website of compatible cpu's you get this
http://www.gigabyte.com/support-down....aspx?pid=2722

But from looking at this post there are people claiming that indeed all the am2+ phenom II's will work for this motherboard as well
http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Gigaby...rev._1.0).html

Then going even farther you have this website saying that any AM3 cpu will actually work with this board as well
http://club.myce.com/f7/gigabyte-ga-...m3-cpu-306295/

All this in the end results in an uber confused me who just wants the best for my lady while not raping my wallet


Anyways thoughts? Personal experience? What do you guys think?

Can I get an AM3 cpu for it or a phenom II 940? <---- that would be uber wicked.....

thanks!
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Not an AM3 board. Will not do a Phenom II.
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I figured that was most likely, but what about the AM2+ phenom 2's?

like this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103471
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post #4 of 5
I would check into BIOS updates,maybe this is how they're getting the cpu's to work?
 
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F8F is the latest bios which is definitely the one I would be using for it. I am seeing from some posts that the f7 bios may be the most compatible with the newer cpu's though
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