the page the motherboard is on.... off to the right there's a link to gigabytes "product page". If you go there you'll see that the processor will work if the board has the F2 BIOS. If it doesn't you'll need to flash it. Gigabyte has auto flashing software on the disc that came with the motherboard so you'll be able to do it from windows if need be. Rather easy. Last few times I flashed was from desktop with no problems what so ever.
Hi, ty for the answer and yes I believe it is cheaper because it is missing the power supply in which I have. I am confuse about "flash it" May you explain that a bit more so I can understand what you mean by "flash it" and why I have to "flash it"
What swifty_morgan is saying is that if the mobo BIOS you have now is F2 then the mobo will work with the 6-core Phenom II CPU without needing to update the BIOS. "Flashing the BIOS" means to update the BIOS.
Gigabyte lists all the "Supported CPUs" on their website for each model mobo and what mobo BIOS version is required. Your mobo needs F2 and may already have it.
Oh I see, thankyou so much as I am learning so much from you guys. Oh yea I have another question, the motherboard I am going to get... have two version.. I believe one of them is 3.1 and the other 1 is 1.1 . The mother I am planning to get did not say what version, or at least I might have missed it. It wouldn't hurt right, because of different version of the same type of motherboard?