I've seen the CPU support list (on the right side of that page, go ahead and click it) change on almost a monthly basis. Sometimes newer processors are added, and then suddenly removed from the list.
Specifically I want to know: Does the GA-MA770-DS3 support either the PHENOM II X4 920, or the PHENOM II X4 940?
I found two official Gigabyte CPU-support lists that give conflicting "supported/non supported" designations for these two processors.
The un-supported one: you'll have to click "CPU SUPPORT" on the right side of the page from the link I posted above.
Anyways, I built my system myself, but as for the enthusiast/advanced knowledge I just don't have the experience or the education in computer science to understand it. Any advice or expert knowledge on the subject would be so appreciated. I want to upgrade my system.
Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 (REVISION 1.0) With the SB600 south-bridge.
BFG 650 Watt PSU
AMD Athlon X2 5000+ 2.6 ghz
Thermaltake Soprano Case
A-Data 2x1GB DDR2 800 (running dual channel 1.8 volts standard)
Western Digital BLACK 500GB 7200 RPM
PNY Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB
Creative SB Audigy
i have that mobo don't use it anymore i had the phenom2 x3 720 working in it
if you need a copy of my bios let me know still not positive if it supported the 920 or 940 ?
at one time it did support the phenom 2's not all and i read on anandtech back when i got it that some am2+
mobo fried when running 125 watt cpu i noticed that there suport list listed 125w cpu's and i overclocked my 95w 720
don't think it was a problem but might not want to oc if you get one and it works
if you live near a microcenter you can get a free mobo when you buy a amd cpu some good deals prices http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl...