ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard Compatibility

I just need to know if this mobo is compatible with the FX 6300 and the Radeon 7870, since I heard people say that the bios isn't compatible or something.
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  1. It is, but the CPU requires a BIOS update, if the motherboard is older than the BIOS release date.
    An option would be replacing the BIOS chip if an update needed and a supported CPU not available.
  2. Hmm, well, do you know another good Mobo for the FX-6300 that's around $50-80? Since I don't want to risk anything, and because newegg shipping takes around a week for me.
  3. Just asking, could you check out these mobos? Could you tell me if they are compatible with my processor and able t oboot up without any chance of having to update the BIOS? And also if they are good enough for gaming and video editing?

    MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    ASRock N68C-GS FX AM3+ NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
  4. An option:
    But... ASRock, not ASUS.
    Or you can order the ASUS board from newegg and a BIOS chip from ASUS eStore just to make sure.

    Edit both boards require a BIOS update:
  5. So, neither of them works out of the box?
    Edit: So, I can't run it with the FX-6300 at all or is it just not supported with the CPU?
  6. Only if built after August/October 2012. But you can't know until buying them.
    ASRock also use BIOS chips on socket, so they can be easily replaced.

    Most likely the board would not POST. It depends. Sometimes it does POST but you can't access the BIOS.
  7. Try contacting newegg. See if they can provide some info about the boards manufacture dates.
    With ASUS and ASRock, the BIOS version is on a sticker on the motherboard.
    With ASUS and MSI, the manufacture date can be read on the board's serial.
  8. So, which of the 2 mobos would you recommend? As in, recommend for the compatibility for my processor?
  9. Best answer
    This one
    supports it without a BIOS update.
    Of the two... the MSI one.
  10. One more question, on the Asrock 970 Pro, it doesn't say it supports FX processors.
  11. Oh. Derp. Thank you very much.
    Sorry for the noobiness, first PC build ever.
  12. Could I be able to update the bios without a CPu, just in case?
  13. No problem. Good luck with the new setup and please post back the result.
    Without a CPU, no. Just replacing the BIOS chip.
    Some ASUS boards feature the Flashback that allows you to update the BIOS without CPU. But I guess they are more expensive.
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