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ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X does not support x6?

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I'm a complete noob, my build is intel and i know nothing about AMD's, but i know a person who has this motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-402-_-Product

he also bought a 1090T, and his computer crapped out like a week later, it won't even start up.

Now i initially told him to get the phenom 970 because i heard that motherboard has old bios and stuff... i need some more info for my own education, and for this guy too.

So x6 and this motherboard is a no go?
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This motherboard is actually pretty good, it does support Phenom x6. Moreover it's not the cheapo 4 phase, it has 8+1 phase which is enough for a decent OC on an X6. If it doesn't start, it could be the motherboard, but also the PSU, graphics card, RAM, etc.
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There are plenty of people using a hexacore on that board.
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There are plenty of people using a hexacore on that board.
well are they having any problems? I heard that particular board has problems. This guys PC keeps crashing for no reason, it will be just on his desktop doing absolutely nothing and after an hour or so it would randomly crash.

I thought it was his OC that was unstable or something, so i guided him through the bios (he is a very big noob) and i told him to reset setting to factory default and save it.... it still froze and crashed on him several hours later.

I heard here and there that the mobo is trash when it comes to x6, it just doesnt seem to mesh well for some reason, one of them being 2001 bios?

I'm trying to help this guy out cuz he's really pissed off, he just got his stuff 2 weeks ago about, and he was really enjoying his pc, now he's getting fed up and he says PC gaming is a joke etc. etc.

i'm pretty sure its that bs mobo then. Otherwise im clueless.
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Indeed the motherboard supports AMD Phenom II X6 CPUs because I myself had this motherboard just before I changed it for an Asus Crosshair IV Formula (I used my 1090T CPU on it!). Hell, I even had my CPU overclocked to 4.0GHz on it, with the CPU/NB at 2.6GHz!
Not the best motherboard, including for overclocking, but it certainly does the job.

Get the latest BIOS and flash it before installing the CPU. BIOS version 2102 is the one to get, nothing less. The previous ones (2001 and 2003) were a bit iffy on the support.
    
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