Motherboards which would support 125w version of Phenom II X4 965 BE

Greetings everyone!

I was hoping to get some professional advice. I want to buy the new 125w Phenom II X4 965BE, but I need a decent motherboard (preferably Asus), which would support this CPU out of the box. I would like to invest up to 100 pounds in the motherboard. Was looking forward to Asus Am3 M4A79XTD Evo, but that one needs a bios update first, to support this CPU.

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  1. How do you know what bios version that motherboard comes with?
  2. ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard $140 ~ 100 pounds.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131636
    I don't think newegg ships to Europe, you'l have to find another retailer. The price shouldn't fluctuate too much.
  3. I got the Asus M4A77TD which is AM3 - DDR3 - Pci-E 2.0 - 7.1 HD Sound amd works right out the box, I installed a Phenom II X4 955BE and can overclock to 3.8Ghz no problem, bios is already for all Phenom and supports X6 processors that come out. Paid like $95 canadian so it would be a little cheaper for you.
  4. enzo matrix said:
    How do you know what bios version that motherboard comes with?


    This is where I found it.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/266132-12-asus-m4a79xtd-phenom-will-problems
  5. Quote:
    NO, the Nvida chipsets are horrible, you cant use AMD's Overdrive software, it also runs hot/ power inefficent/buggy.

    Get the Asus M4A89GTD PRO if you want, no BIOS update needed, £99 on scan:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-M4A89GTD-PRO-AMD-890GX-S-AM3-PCI-E-20-%28x16%29-DDR3-2000%28OC%29-SATA-6Gb-s-SATA-RAID-ATX

    Though, almost all retail M4A79XTD Evo shipping right now have the new BIOS, as long as their not last years old stock, or open box, youll be fine.



    Thanks for advice.

    I checked Asus M4A89GTD PRO and read some reviews and I must admit that I like it. Price in some decent online stores is about 90 pounds + shipping, which is a good deal. Could go for this one.

    Considering what you said about M4A79XTD Evo - well probably it is like you say - but is there a safe way to know for sure, that MoBo I am buying is really NOT an old stock?
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