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    Question GA-MA790FX-DQ6 Phenom II X6 (Thuban) support

    I'm very disappointed to see N/A, meaning Not Supported here, at the CPU Support List for this board. But it is not clear what it actually means:

    1. No, the X6 won't work in this board, but the support is planned and the BIOS update will be available soon.
    2. Yes, the X6 will work in this board, but official support is not planned.
    3. No, the X6 won't work in this board and the support is not planned.

    As a concerned owner of this rather expensive board I would like to get clear and precise official statement from GIGABYTE on this issue.

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    Default Re: GA-MA790FX-DQ6 Phenom II X6 (Thuban) support

    Fx = Since BIOS Version OK = Test OK! N/A = Not support "-" = Under Testing
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    Default Re: GA-MA790FX-DQ6 Phenom II X6 (Thuban) support

    Please ask here, and let us know what they tell you:
    GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Technical Service Zone

    Normally though this means they have tested and found it is currently not possible and likely will not be in the future BIOSes either. Not always the case, but generally this is what N/A means.

    See here though, similar board I think and they got a x6 working
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/phen...xt-ud4p-39305/
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    Default Re: GA-MA790FX-DQ6 Phenom II X6 (Thuban) support

    Hello. Is there any news on this? Something sure? Will there be a new BIOS update for this board?

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    Default Re: GA-MA790FX-DQ6 Phenom II X6 (Thuban) support

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ench-test.html
    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/FileList...ios_qflash.pdf
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    Default Re: GA-MA790FX-DQ6 Phenom II X6 (Thuban) support

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Please ask here, and let us know what they tell you:
    GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Technical Service Zone...
    So I did. The answer was...
    Quote Originally Posted by GIGABYTE Technology Support
    If there are a mark "N/A" (N/A = Not support ) in the CPU support list it means - never.
    Otherwise you will not see CPU's wich is under testing in this list.
    Also,
    Quote Originally Posted by artdrivers View Post
    I dont see any MB with an AMD SB600 Southbridge chipset supporting a 6X PhenomII cpu.
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    AMD SIX CORE Ready
    On the last link there is MSI K9A2 CF, which is 790X/SB600, I believe.

    That makes me wonder if the decision NOT to support the X6 on 790FX/SB600 boards is deliberate

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    Default Re: GA-MA790FX-DQ6 Phenom II X6 (Thuban) support

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    So this is not a similar board? They got it working
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/phen...xt-ud4p-39305/
    No, not at all. GA-MA790XT-UD4P Is AM3/790X/SB750, while GA-MA790FX-DQ6 is AM2+/790FX/SB600.

    A lot of AM2+/AM3 boards with SB7xx do support six core CPUs, but only one (that I'm aware of) AM2+ with SB600 supposedly does, namely, MSI K9A2 CF.

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    Default Re: GA-MA790FX-DQ6 Phenom II X6 (Thuban) support

    Ahh, sorry! Name looked very familiar to me, as you can tell I am clueless when it comes to AMD :)

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    Default Re: GA-MA790FX-DQ6 Phenom II X6 (Thuban) support

    Quote Originally Posted by zzb View Post
    That makes me wonder if the decision NOT to support the X6 on 790FX/SB600 boards is deliberate
    Yes, I guess they decide not to update the BIOS because the board is kind of old and it cannot be found anywhere for sale (=> they won't win anything). Too bad that this days everything is pure marketing.

    Besides, the support department gives improper answer regarding the subject, I have already sent 3 inquiries and every time they avoided to give a clear answer, just wait and see. Wait for what, I only asked a confirmation for those N/A listed over there, an yes or a no... I guess they don't even read the questions. Just my point of view...

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