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I came across this post on tom's hardware http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/30...ts-motherboard and i have a GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128443 Will my motherboard be compatible with AM3+ as well. I am very confused here, please reply. Thanks!
    
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I believe it's a newer revision of your motherboard that will be AM3+ compatible.
(rev. 3.1)
    
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oh i see now. Thank you! One question: does it say that it is rev. 3.1 somewhere?
    
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Does it have a black CPU socket or white?
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Originally Posted by BrnxBmrsKid2 View Post
oh i see now. Thank you! One question: does it say that it is rev. 3.1 somewhere?
It should be on your motherboard printed in pretty fine white ink.
For me it's in the lower left hand corner.
Cpuz can SOMETIMES tell you too.
    
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Does it have a black CPU socket or white?
it apppears that they are both white
    
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it apppears that they are both white
Bulldozer is "supposed" to have a black socket so.
    
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Then it's probably not AM3+. Check here. Notice the Black CPU socket? That's AM3+

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3786#ov
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Originally Posted by Shomiyamu! View Post
Bulldozer is "supposed" to have a black socket so.
Yeah, but on Newegg, under AM3+, it lists the motherboard with a "white" socket.
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Unless Gigabyte releases a bios update, you'll need a new board.

The newer AM3+ sockets are black, not white. And so far only ASUS is releasing Bios updates for AM3 to AM3+ Ready sockets.


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Yeah, but on Newegg, under AM3+, it lists the motherboard with a "white" socket.

Yeah but they're using an image from the AM3 version of the board. They've done this with other products that are too similar to really see any difference.
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