Most AM2 Motherboards Not Phenom Ready

Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 (Nvidia nForce 590 SLI)

Board Revision: 0.2
Installed BIOS: D3 (12-05-2006)
Upgraded with: F8H (05-21-2007)

We found it hard to believe that there was a BIOS with official Phenom support for the mainstream motherboard GA-M57SLI-S4, but not for the GA-M59SLI-S5, which targets the enthusiasts community. The platform comes with a four phase voltage regulator and it even features a powerful heat pipe solution (Gigabyte Silent Pipe) to cool the voltage regulators and the chipset components. Gigabyte also added lots of SATA ports, Firewire and all the goodies an enthusiast expects. We also found it great to see that there is a third x16 PCI Express slot - although the chipset only has four lanes left to power it. We're confident that Gigabyte will follow up with a BIOS enabling Phenom support for this motherboard soon. At this point we weren't able to run Phenom on this motherboard.

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  • spearhead
    too many vendors boycott the upgradebility they just dont want to release a simple bios update because they want to force costumers to buy a new motherboard. it would anger me i would have bought a am2 motherboard and the vendor was such a bastard to boycott the upgrade.today those bios updates are rare too find. so far i have only few vendors who upgrade there bios. apperently ASUS support it the best so that is why i will choose ASUS above all those cheap bastards from now on
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  • Anonymous
    will it run a am2 quad core or not?
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  • Anonymous
    how d o get a mamuall for this motherboard0000 MSI K9NU Neo-V (ULi/Nvidia M1697)
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  • Anonymous
    how d o get a mamuall for this motherboard0000 MSI K9NU Neo-V (ULi/Nvidia M1697)
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  • Anonymous
    Where can i find the driver for this mother board winfast k8t890m2aa-krs2h
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