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    Default is asrock 870 extreme 3 support phenom II 970 ??

    i want to know if my 870 extreme 3 support phenom 2 970 or not ?

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    Default Re: is asrock 870 extreme 3 support phenom II 970 ??

    AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition's code name is HDZ970FBGM and this is not listed in the CPU support list for the Asrock 870 Extreme 3:
    ASRock > Products > 870 Extreme3 > CPU Support List
    Maybe they will add it later with a BIOS upgrade, but at the moment it doesn't work.

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    Default Re: is asrock 870 extreme 3 support phenom II 970 ??

    I am doing my first build and bought the AMD Phenom IIx4 970 to go with my asrock 870 extreme3. I sent an email to asrock asking them when(or if) they will release a BIOS that supports this chip. If you learn anything will you keep me posted and I will do the same. Thanks.


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    Default Re: is asrock 870 extreme 3 support phenom II 970 ??

    I wrote to Asrock about using this chip with the 870 extreme3 or if it will be supported with a new BIOS release. They wrote back with a pretty generic reply of "don't use any chips that are not on the CPU support list". I hope it works since I have already bought both the CPU and the motherboard.

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    Default Re: is asrock 870 extreme 3 support phenom II 970 ??

    This will probably not work.
    When you look at the CPU Support LIST, you will see, that they enable 13 newer AMD processors to work with this board with the latest BIOS Update 1.60
    I think, the BIOS didn't have the CPU code for AMD Phenom II 970.

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    Default Re: is asrock 870 extreme 3 support phenom II 970 ??

    Sounds like I better try to RMA it with Newegg. Thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: is asrock 870 extreme 3 support phenom II 970 ??

    so 870 extreme 3 doesn't support phenom II 970

    i want to ask again.

    which processor is better in my motherboard ?

    phenom II 955 or Phenom II 965 ?

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    Default Re: is asrock 870 extreme 3 support phenom II 970 ??

    Dear thebuttoners22,

    870 Extreme3 can support CPU Phenom II 970 with BIOS P1.60.
    We will update 870 Extreme3 CPU support list in our website.
    Thanks!

    Sean
    ASRock Tech Support Staff

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    Default Re: is asrock 870 extreme 3 support phenom II 970 ??

    wow i almost buy p2 965 if i don't check this forum.

    so asrock 870 extreme3 support phenom 2 970 if we upgrade bios to P1.60.

    thanks sean !

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    Default Re: is asrock 870 extreme 3 support phenom II 970 ??

    Ya, thanks Sean. I had contacted ASRock's support team twice and both times they told me not to use the 970. Thanks for looking into it for us. I was able to change my RMA with Newegg to a replacement instead of a return so my AMD phenom II 970 is on its way back to me.

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