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Is the Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 compatible with the AMD FX-8320 WITHOUT a BIOS update

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May 3, 2013 8:06:27 PM

I'm looking at building a new PC to replace my aging Dell one. I've elected to use an AMD FX-8320, due to it being within my budget. I am now wondering what motherboard to use. I am looking at a Gigabyte GA-970A-D3, however it appears that it does not support my CPU "out of the box" and requires a BIOS update first. However, this would be quite impossible for me, as I do not have another AMD CPU. Any ideas what I can do? Or if this motherboard is in fact suitable?

This is my first post, so help would be immensely appreciated. :) 

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May 4, 2013 4:37:29 AM

If you buy a new Gigabyte GA-970A-D3, then it should be a rev. 3.0 which already supports the FX-8320.
May 4, 2013 2:52:02 PM

Thanks a lot :) 
Yeah, I'll be getting a rev 3.0, so it should work, cheers
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