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CPU Compatability Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 (REV 1.0)

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January 7, 2011 6:34:21 AM

I've got this mobo:

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.

The supported one: (just scroll down to see the AM2+ list)

Make sure that you're viewing (REV. 1.0) on BOTH of those lists!

Also, I found this 3rd-party list that AGAIN lists the two processors as supported. You'll have to scroll down to find "Phenom II X4" but it should be easy :

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

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January 7, 2011 8:08:22 AM

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
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January 7, 2011 4:12:37 PM

Looking at reviews on newegg that mobo has issues with 125w or above CPU's which would be the 920 and 940, even though it says it supports it.

I dont see the 920 and 940 on that list but I see the 925 and 945 which is strange.
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January 9, 2011 6:37:29 AM

I think in the near future I'm going to try and find one of the faster AM2+ versions of the Athlon X2, maybe the 7750 with an L3 cache.

For now I bought a nice huge after-market CPU cooler and I may experiment with over-clocking. Thanks for the advice. I'll pop up here in the overclocking section I'm sure.
January 18, 2011 10:45:08 PM

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