I had this mobo and thought id try the i3-530,gigabytes web site doesnt list the i3 as do the i5-i7's,i did have the i5-750 in this mobo ran fine but got a better board,my issue is after resetting the cmos the task man. shows 4 cores im just wondering if the mobo supports this chip im running the f8 bios also anyone know if its compatable,thanks
In particular, your CPU - the i3 530 - is supported as of the F6 BIOS.
Also, it sounds like you are asking if it is a problem that the task manager "shows 4 cores". No, that's what it is supposed to show. Task manager will display the number of threads your computer can run. Your i3 530 is a dual core capable of HyperThreading (i.e., each core can run 2 threads), so task manager shows 4 "cores". I have an i7 860 which is a quad core capable of HyperThreading, so task manager shows 8 "cores" - i.e. 8 threads.