i have a ASUS M3A, yes its an older one but thats my question. i want to buy a faster chip but the new chip i bought is a Phenom ii x4 and in my mobo specs it says it supports Phenom x4 NOT Phenom ii x4. I was wondring if i use it wil will the board take the chip.
And indeed for this AM2+ motherboard it only lists the Phenom I series and the older Athlon X2's,Athlons,Semprons etc on this list.
Odd though that there is no updated BIOS for the newer Phenom II's as most of the AM2+ motherboards (especially from trusty ASUS) have newer BIOS updates for their other AM2+ boards.
Phenom IIX3 715 (HDZ715WCJ3DGI),2.8GHz,95W,rev.C2,SocketAM2+,Triple-Core ALL
I didn't see that when I looked. The only Phenom II it says it will run is the 715 with the beta bios. I'm guessing it's a power issue to the socket.
Your right good catch It does have a beta bios for one of the Phenom II X3's.
However I don't see that particular one being sold right now.Perhaps it will be on the market soon.I only see the 710 and the 720.I did hear that a faster 740 model would be out soon though but I've never heard of the Phenom II X3 715 before.