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December 22, 2012 2:35:04 PM

I am going to buy the new AMD FX Piledriver 4100 and don't know what board to get with it, got one here but not to sure, any help?

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-ga-970a-ud3-am3--...

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December 22, 2012 3:10:41 PM

I think you might like this one better, GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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December 22, 2012 3:19:33 PM

Ah the FX 4100 is Bulldozer the 4300 is Piledriver. Which one are you getting? Considering how bad Bulldozer performed and the fact that it even got beaten by the older Phenom II that it was suppose to replace I wouldn't bother with Bulldozer.
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December 22, 2012 3:24:53 PM

The gigabyte board is a nice board, I have one myself. As far as the proc. rds is right, I would go with the 4300 also. Basically same price and better performance!
December 23, 2012 1:52:21 AM

thanks for all your help, but was also wondering about the BIOS updates I would have to do if I DID buy a piledriver?
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December 23, 2012 3:53:57 AM

It depends on your motherboard. If the motherboard doesnt support Piledriver out of the box you will need a Phenom II or Athlon II to get the computer to boot so you can flash the BIOS.
December 23, 2012 10:53:26 AM

So what motherboards would support Piledriver out of the box?
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December 23, 2012 2:59:40 PM

cammyk123 said:
So what motherboards would support Piledriver out of the box?


The one you posted the link to in your first post will accept Bulldozer and Piledriver out of the box.
December 24, 2012 12:14:24 AM

Thanks for the advice and i'm going to get that mobo you said an an AMD Phenom ii x4 965 BE
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