Will my motherboard support this CPU?

I keep getting mixed answers so i hope you guys here can help me out on this. I am currently using this motherboard..

http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3817&dl=1#

and I want to upgrade to this CPU...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285

I'm just wondering if my motherboard can take it. I know it is AM3+, but people are saying it stil lcan't handle it where other people say its fine. Please help guys -_- and thank you
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  1. I would assume it will work since it is a AM3+ mobo. Usually all it requires is a BIOS update, however. The BIOS update seems to be pretty old. I don't know whether the Bulldozer BIOS update is applicable to the Piledriver models are too, I'd think so.

    Have a look if there are newer Revision if there is one.
  2. Think i should just get this one then as i see that on there. Would there be much of a difference?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106009&Tpk=amd%204170
  3. What is your current processor ?
  4. Ryuketsu said:
    Think i should just get this one then as i see that on there. Would there be much of a difference?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106009&Tpk=amd%204170


    There is muchhhh difference. Just got with another motherboard which supports the FX-8350
  5. Not allowed to edit my previous post so yeah.

    *Just go with another motherboard which supports the FX-8320
  6. Your board has dual plane power support and 125W support. Just make sure you have the latest BIOS installed and give it a shot. I think your chances are good.
  7. I currently have this CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808


    I pretty only game on my pc. I've noticed that games that are CPU intensive like Planetside 2 i am getting terrible framerates. Also checked to get Far Cry 3 and it said my current cpu just barely meets the min requirements. Also I have a 560TI graphics card. i plan on getting a 670gtx within the next couple weeks though
  8. Ryuketsu said:
    I currently have this CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808


    I pretty only game on my pc. I've noticed that games that are CPU intensive like Planetside 2 i am getting terrible framerates. Also checked to get Far Cry 3 and it said my current cpu just barely meets the min requirements. Also I have a 560TI graphics card. i plan on getting a 670gtx within the next couple weeks though

    Overclock that to high 3.x GHz and that makes a good gaming CPU. Get an aftermarket cooler if you do not have one. I saw a drastic increase in fps with my daughters 955BE at 3.6GHz matched with HD7850.
  9. I've never really over clocked my cpu. I hear it's easy but.......Plus i do have the money for a new CPU so i fugre i might as well just upgrade
  10. Ryuketsu said:
    I've never really over clocked my cpu. I hear it's easy but.......Plus i do have the money for a new CPU so i fugre i might as well just upgrade


    I'm glad that someone did ask your specs. Your current CPU is more than fine. Learn to OC, it took me about 5 minutes and believe me, it's worth it.

    Theres nothing wrong with Phenom x4s, they're still pretty solid CPUs. I can tell you that your GPU is already bottlenecking your CPU.

    I would upgrade the GPU and OC the 955 to around 3.8Ghz (with a 3rd party cooler ofcourse)

    Trust me. Just wait for the Steamroller CPUs from AMD then you can upgrade. Not long now.
  11. What is the best program to use for OC my cpu?
  12. Ryuketsu said:
    What is the best program to use for OC my cpu?


    Your BIOS. Do you have a stock heatsink or an aftermarket one? Do you know what your CPU temps are now?
  13. I have after market the cooler master hyper 212. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    CPU temps at idle are around 25
  14. Also i have 520W power supply for now. That will be upgraded when i get the 670gtx however
  15. Ryuketsu said:
    I have after market the cooler master hyper 212. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    CPU temps at idle are around 25


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    Also i have 520W power supply for now. That will be upgraded when i get the 670gtx however


    That is good enough for now. If your idle temps are below 58-59C I reckon you could probably get it to 3.6ghz fine.

    First thing to do is go to BIOS and increase the CPU multiplier, only a tiny step at a time though. Do not touch anything else. Once you have bumped up the multiplier from let's say 16x(3.2Ghz) to 16.5x(3.3Ghz). Log back into Windows and run prime 95 to stress test it for a while. If temps still don't reach 61-62C Go back and repeat. Keep going up until either the temp is met, or you need to up the voltage a bit. (You will know if you need to up the voltage a bit when you log onto windows and the computer crashes, be warned though. Increasing the voltage also increases the heat generated by your CPU causing higher temps)
  16. Ok thanks for the info! Great help
  17. No Problem

    Make sure you look into some tutorial videos too to just get a good idea before you try.

    PS. You better pick me as best answer!!!

    Just kidding
  18. Yep really simple with 955BE, increase the multiplier in steps and monitor temps. With your cooler 3.6-3.8GHz should not be a problem.
  19. Hell with a 212+ 4Ghz is all but guaranteed with a 965. I'm at 4.25 Ghz from 3.0 Ghz on my 960T and using the 212+ my temps are still lower than temps at stock clocks with the stock cooler.
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