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September 12, 2013 3:15:19 PM

I have been planning to get a FX-8350 sooner or later, and when I look up my motherboard, the thing is there are like REV 1.0 and REV 3.0 etc etc. So how do I know which rev I have?

Rev 1.0 CPU supported list and the highest I see is a FX-8300. I don't know if this include the REST of the FX-83XX lineup or just a typo. Or if there really IS a FX-8350. If it doesn't support it I will plan to get the FX-6300.

I think I have the REV 1 since I built my PC around 2011.

My motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970. I currently have a AMD Phenom II X4 965
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September 12, 2013 3:22:25 PM

It will support it But you may have to update the Bios before the change to be sure the Bios will support it. The newest bios should always be run anyways.

EDIT: Got to love the typing at the same time thing. :) 

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September 12, 2013 3:32:03 PM

Unfortunately, you are correct in your suspicions. Rev 1.0/1.1 does not support the FX-8350

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...

Normally, the motherboard revision number is printed in the lower left corner of the motherboard. Look at the top-down image from Newegg and zoom in on the lower left corner. You'll see where it's printed. Check this location on your motherboard to verify what revision you have.

-Wolf sends

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September 12, 2013 3:35:24 PM

Aaaaannd I grabbed the wrong spec sheet... Wolf is right, unless you have a Revision 3 Board, the FX-8350 will not work. Props to Wolf for being right.
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September 13, 2013 4:37:06 AM

Wolfshadw said:
Unfortunately, you are correct in your suspicions. Rev 1.0/1.1 does not support the FX-8350

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...

Normally, the motherboard revision number is printed in the lower left corner of the motherboard. Look at the top-down image from Newegg and zoom in on the lower left corner. You'll see where it's printed. Check this location on your motherboard to verify what revision you have.

-Wolf sends


Thank you for the info. Everyone was telling me to BIOS update but I was pretty sure that a BIPS update won't change my REV of motherboard. I will check the number when I am not using the computer for studies. Probably this weekend.
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