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Will my mobo support this cpu?

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November 20, 2011 8:54:25 AM

Hello everyone, I am just wondering if my motherboard (ga-ma790gp-ud4h) will support the phenom 2 980be?
I have messaged gigabyte asking for an official answer, this was sent about 3 weeks ago. Yesterday I received a reply simply saying, we will get back to you! (Thanks for that gigabyte)
I have checked the cpu support list in the bios updates, and cpu's upto the phenom 975 are supported. Am I right in thinking that the 980 should work but may not be recognized and named in bios?
Also will my motherboard bottleneck my system at all?
phenom 980 (when I upgrade)
Saphire 6970
4gb crucial ballistix 1066 (upgrading when money permits)
ocz700mxsp stealthxstream psu
2 x dvd writers
1tb samsung 7200rpm sata 2
1 x 640gb samsung 7200rpm sata 2
1 x 500gb samsung 7200 rpm sata 2
(upgrading to solid state when money permits)

As always thanks in advance guys

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November 20, 2011 9:02:57 AM

yes, it can support 980BE however it can support also 6 core cpu.
and no, your system will be fine there no bottleneck sign.
November 20, 2011 3:52:18 PM

Cool, im having difficulty deciding between the 1100t and the 980 actually. I am using the pc pretty much solely for gaming really. Was thinking 980 overclocked at 4ghz maybe?
Will I have any system instability with the latest bios not officially supporting the 980?
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November 20, 2011 4:44:22 PM

well, 980 is fit for gamming also games doesn't requies more than 4 cores so here 980 would be the choice and update your bios too you haven't any system instability.
November 20, 2011 6:12:41 PM

i have a 980 and a 6970, no difficulties, runs games well. I bought when there was a sale at 159 and I am very satisfied, play Starcraft on Ultra with good framerate, GTA 4 all the highest settings with good frames...haven't gotten around to skyrim or anything like that yet, but I don't doubt performance will be good :) 

different gigabyte mobo though, calling gigabyte is better than emailing, you can get someone within 10 minutes.