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I've searched and found no answer. Will the Phenom II X6 work with the Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4?

Thanks!

EDIT: I'd like to OC too.
Edited by onoz - 4/1/11 at 1:25pm
 
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It should:

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-down....aspx?pid=3002
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WOW! Do I feel like a fool. Thanks!
 
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WOW! Do I feel like a fool. Thanks!
Watch your overclocking on it. With only a 4+1 VRM, those MOSFETs will get very toasty very easily if you up the voltage.
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Watch your overclocking on it. With only a 4+1 VRM, those MOSFETs will get very toasty very easily if you up the voltage.
Oh poop. I was reading about all those problems with the MSI MoBos with the 4+1 phase. Now I find out I have it too...

Maybe I should just skip getting the 1100T and wait for Bulldozer huh? I have an Athlon II X4 and it starts to feel sluggish in StarCraft II when playing 3v3 or 4v4.
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Oh great. I was reading about all of those problems with the MSI MoBos. Now I find out I have it too?! Maybe I should just skip getting the 1100T and wait for Bulldozer huh?
There are several issues with the MSI boards in question:

1) They use cheap sub-par quality MOSFETs. Cheap meaning they don't take much punishment/stress

2) Very few VRM phases. So the load is concentrated on a very few MOSFETs.

3) They tend to be un-heatsinked.

4) People who tend to crank voltages despite # 1, 2, 3

Your board only suffers from #2. Gigabyte board tend to be fairly durable. Still, with so few power phases those critters can get quite hot. And any OCing will likely beg for good ventilation.

If you can wait 2-3 months for BD, by all means do. AMD is promising much lower power draw and much greater computing power compared to current gen Phenom IIs.
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There are several issues with the MSI boards in question:

1) They use cheap sub-par quality MOSFETs. Cheap meaning they don't take much punishment/stress

2) Very few VRM phases. So the load is concentrated on a very few MOSFETs.

3) They tend to be un-heatsinked.

4) People who tend to crank voltages despite # 1, 2, 3

Your board only suffers from #2. Gigabyte board tend to be fairly durable. Still, with so few power phases those critters can get quite hot. And any OCing will likely beg for good ventilation.

If you can wait 2-3 months for BD, by all means do. AMD is promising much lower power draw and much greater computing power compared to current gen Phenom IIs.
Okay, sounds good. One more question, when you say I should be careful, does that mean I should be mindful of high temps, high voltages, or a combination of both? I was hoping for 3.8GHz core and 2.8GHz NB (at least). Does this sound reasonable?
 
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This is a Gigabyte ultra durable. The MOSFET qualtiy on this is very decent unlike MSI. Also there's a nice and big heatsink on top of it. I'd consider it safe on this GIgabyte motherboard. 3.8Ghz core & at least 2.8Ghz NB seems fairly reasonable.
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This is a Gigabyte ultra durable. The MOSFET qualtiy on this is very decent unlike MSI. Also there's a nice and big heatsink on top of it. I'd consider it safe on this GIgabyte motherboard. 3.8Ghz core & at least 2.8Ghz NB seems fairly reasonable.
Cool. Thanks for your post. I think I'll get it then. I normally don't like to play the waiting game when it comes to computers because there's always the "just wait a few more months". That's not to say I haven't taken your advice into consideration Skripka
 
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