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Will GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 AMD A85X work with AMD Phenom II X4 965

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December 12, 2012 5:56:39 AM

I'm looking to upgrade a few things, specifically my motherboard, ram and install an SSD.

Looking at the motherboards available to me I like the look of GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 AMD A85X, but I can't upgrade my CPU at the moment (AMD Phenom II X4 965). I'd like to know if this CPU will work on this motherboard.

Thanks for any help.

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December 12, 2012 6:13:04 AM

No, that board has a FM2 socket. You need an AM3+ socketed motherboard.
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December 12, 2012 6:28:18 AM

Thanks, that saved me from a costly error.

So if I'm looking for an upgrade is it worth going to an AM3+ board? Will that support better CPUs than what I have down the line?

If so what is the best AM3+ board around at the moment?
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