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My new motherboard coming in the mail can do two cards right? I think someone told me it could. My old motherboard obviously couldn't which was a gigabyte something that was like about 50 bucks. I had to update motherboards cuz that one only supported 95watt cpus.
if its the one (790x coming soon) in your rig, then yes, but it depends on the make and size, the gigabyte one i quickly googled has 2 pci-e slots, so yes.
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Crap, I hope the motherboard I get comes with Bios revision 0605, I don't think the guy who works on my computer knows how to update the bios and neither do I! Omg, I can't believe you need to do a bios update to get support for the Amd Phenom II x4 965 C3 edition seeing how thats the more popular cpu since who would want a 140 watt cpu?

And why don't they make Bios updates easy? Ridiculous... And will the motherboard work with my cpu even if I don't do the Bios update or not at all? It better work or this is downright stupid.
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post #13 of 16
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Crap, I hope the motherboard I get comes with Bios revision 0605, I don't think the guy who works on my computer knows how to update the bios and neither do I! Omg, I can't believe you need to do a bios update to get support for the Amd Phenom II x4 965 C3 edition seeing how thats the more popular cpu since who would want a 140 watt cpu?

And why don't they make Bios updates easy? Ridiculous... And will the motherboard work with my cpu even if I don't do the Bios update or not at all? It better work or this is downright stupid.
I have no idea mate, never been an amd fan, too much fussing when it comes to all that, bios flashing can be straight forward, but it also can cause you to loose your mind and computer.

Why would they make a mobo that isn't compatible with the CPU it was designed for? what a con!
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post #14 of 16
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Crap, I hope the motherboard I get comes with Bios revision 0605, I don't think the guy who works on my computer knows how to update the bios and neither do I! Omg, I can't believe you need to do a bios update to get support for the Amd Phenom II x4 965 C3 edition seeing how thats the more popular cpu since who would want a 140 watt cpu?

And why don't they make Bios updates easy? Ridiculous... And will the motherboard work with my cpu even if I don't do the Bios update or not at all? It better work or this is downright stupid.
It should still support your CPU enough to POST.
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I have no idea mate, never been an amd fan, too much fussing when it comes to all that, bios flashing can be straight forward, but it also can cause you to loose your mind and computer.

Why would they make a mobo that isn't compatible with the CPU it was designed for? what a con!
Well its not a total con because they'll take it back if ppl have problems with it. But thats not the main point, the main point is that I want something to work without the hassle of me sending it back. Hopefully they updated the bios before sending it out or this may suck really bad.

Really stupid that motherboard companys would play games like this. They know most ppl probably don't do flashing. And if they made their bios updates simple for anyone to understand, than I'd kind of understand a bit.
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Looks like that review was from 2009 and Amd said the next shipment of that motherboard would support C3. So, I probably don't have anything to worry about. The Bios is probably updated on it. BTW, I won't know until my ram gets here. My freaking ram is taking longer than my motherboard to get here. My motherboard is shipping today which is ridiculously fast seeing how I ordered this on tuesday. It came in 2 days shipping. I know this because tracking says its out for delivery today... So, I'll have a beautiful paperweight until my Gskill ripjaws ram comes.
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