Processor MOBO compatibility

March 13, 2011 at 18:45:22
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw Series
Hi I'm looking to build a new CPU.
I'm currently looking at ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard and AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition. The mobo supports am3 socket for the Cpu but I want to make sure I'm not overlooking any potential compatibility issues. Thanks

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March 13, 2011 at 21:28:09
That mobo is new and new am3 chips will work fine. U can't build a CPU.

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March 13, 2011 at 21:36:02
Sales people call the tower a CPU. As you know, the CPU is the processor. That tiny, expensive piece of silicon wafer attached to the motherboard.

Using incorrect terminology here may get you slightly flamed.

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March 14, 2011 at 00:22:33
CPU - Processor - / box set (cpu plus fan and heat sink) part numbers in blue active links on the left - minimum bios version the mboard must have to support recognizing the cpu on the right, next to last column.

You usually can't tell which bios version the mboard already has until you can get a cpu to boot on it. The date you bought it isn't necessarily close to the date it was made - it may have been sitting on a shelf for a while. The only thing you can conclude is if there are newer bios versions for the model on the Asus site than when you bought the mboard, they can't be the one your mboard has. There is a Serial number on a stuck on label on the Asus box the mboard comes in . If you email Asus and quote that number, they may be able to tell you which bios version it has.

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