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What Am3 Mobo will unlock a X3's 4th core and L3 cashe?

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I am upgrading to an Am3 setup, i need AHCI + Trim for a new SSD, and I want to know what Mobo I should get that will be able to unlock these CPUs? will this work? Also what is good for overclocking in general? id like to keep it under 100 bucks on newegg for the board. and is the AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana a good choice also? thanks guys.
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Gigabyte 770T usb3.....mine
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M4A79XTD EVO
GA-870A-UD3
M4A785TD-V EVO (if you can find one)

Those are pretty reliable boards for around $100
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Just look at the board's features on the manufacturer's site, it should say.

Even my board can do it, although some may argue that some do it better than others.
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The Asus M4A785-M board unlocked my proc. I think the M4A785TD-M is the same board, but for DDR3. Both are mATX, if that is a factor for you.
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