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if this is true, i am hoping a similar bios can be made for my motherboard...

one can only hope, changing the motherboard is a pain in the ass and i already have a 4 Ghz Phenom ii 1090t...
     
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AFAIK 7xx series chipsets are not supported.

God knows what's inside 8xx series, I believe they have much more advanced CPU controlling features that 7xx series do not have.
   
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doh.gif argh, like what?

so much for trying to keep one motherboard... And isn't a phenom ii 1090t at 4 Ghz plenty fast enough to be honest?

There's always new crap that's faster.
     
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post #4 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot;13070419 
AFAIK 7xx series chipsets are not supported.

God knows what's inside 8xx series, I believe they have much more advanced CPU controlling features that 7xx series do not have.

Some 7xx boards also support AM3+ (Gigabyte 770 board), but only if they have the new socket revision. All boards with the new socket (I believe it's colored black instead of white) support AM3+.
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well some MSI 7xx MBs are going to support BD soon

http://event.msi.com/mb/am3+/

so everyone should just hope their MB manufacturer will get a BIOS update

ASUS doesn't list any 7xx series support yet either, but has many 8xx ones
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im confused... if i bought my mobo in march 2009, is that old revision or new revision?
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ChronoBodi;13070482 
im confused... if i bought my mobo in march 2009, is that old revision or new revision?

There is no Gigabyte 790FX board that supports AM3+. But the new 770T UD3 does support AM3+.
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BS... a high-end board gets shafted, yet a low-end board gets support?
     
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post #9 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChronoBodi;13070500 
BS... a high-end board gets shafted, yet a low-end board gets support?

Maybe there will be a new revision of the 790FX also. But either way, you have the old socket on your board.
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would've bought BD if they had AM3 support, maybe they should made one compatible to AM3... guess i bought my hexacore since it's the best thing my mobo can support for now.
     
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