This works right?

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  1. Observing ASUS' website, the parts in question are compatible with each other. However the BIOS of the motherboard must be Rev. 0402 or better.

    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78LM_LX_PLUS/#CPUS

    LordHaHa
  2. Normally I don't put too much weight into Newegg Feedback, but this one from August 11th is a bit telling

    Quote:
    Cons: this board needs to be updated the bios is old you can't update if you have a fx cpu you will have to buy another cpu just to update the bios they don't tell you that and the people in the reviews don't tell you don't waste your money buy another brand don't buy asus i had to buy another board for my fx 4100 go with gigabyte

    Manufacturer Response:

    Dear Valued Customer,

    We apologize for the issue you had with the motherboard.

    AMD FX 4100 CPU require at least BIOS 0402 to support it. If you don't have another CPU to update BIOS, you can bring the motherboard to a local computer shop and pay a small fee to have them flash an updated BIOS, RMA the motherboard to our service center for BIOS update, or purchase an updated BIOS chip from our eStore (http://estore.asus.com).

    Regards,
    Benson
    Asus Customer Loyalty


    You might get lucky and get a board with a current BIOS, but that was from less than a month ago, so it's hard to say for sure that you will.

    Besides that, yes, it'll work (although I would go with at least a 970/990 chipset board, personally, unless you absolutely need onboard graphics). Decent 970 boards aren't that much more than that Asus board.
  3. what cpu+mobo would u recommend? im doing a build for a friend
  4. corymartin66 said:
    what cpu+mobo would u recommend? im doing a build for a friend


    This CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX $109.99

    And this board: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $84.99

    If he's dead set on a Bulldozer CPU, a 4170 or 8120/50 are the only three that I would recommend, but the 965BE is better for gaming.
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