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Old September 16, 2011, 01:36 PM
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Default cheapest, low risk mobo for AM3+ cpu?

I was curious what the cheapest/low risk mobo (for e.g., maybe 880g chipset?) that is more likely to run bulldozer processors?

Or is there none yet that can 100% (for certain) run bulldozer processors without losing features?

I know that there's many motherboards that can supposedly run bulldozer processors with a BIOS update/tweak but very little info indicates one way or the other whether you'd lose processor features.

It doesn't matter if it's a mATX or ATX board, right? It's just whether the chipset can be updated via BIOS flash to take bulldozer processors working with full feature compatibility?
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Old September 17, 2011, 09:12 AM
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The 970a is'nt that bad or 990x ud3 but if you don't absolutly need it right now I'd say wait, give some time for bios to catch up (no BD on the shelves yet).
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