no, it DOES support AM3+, it says it on the box, and on gigabytes website, and ok i just need to update my bios, gigabytes website had a specifice note that said to get the fx series CPUs to work u have to update bios, well how the heck to i do that?? i downloaded the "bios update file" it extracts into a batch file, an EXE and a .F4 file, and the exe and batch file both say the exe had problems with 64 bit but it doesnt give me the option for 32/64 anywhere??
One way to update bios for a Gigabyte motherboard is to use a USB drive that is formatted with FAT32. Copy the .F4 file onto that. Boot the computer with the USB drive in, choose Instant flash or something like that from the bios menu, select your usb drive, then select the bios file. This should update your bios.
However, as I mentioned before the motherboard specs says it supports AM3+, but only the 81xx series not the 83xx series, so it is possible that you can't use that cpu with your motherboard.