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M3A78-EM thuban support

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by moriz, Apr 26, 2010.

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    anyone know if the M3A78-EM can support thuban CPUs? on asus's site, it says that BIOS revision 2002 added new CPU support, but failed to mention exactly what those CPUs are.
     
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    soooo nobody knows? awww...
     
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    Suposedly, only the M4 boards will support the new CPUs, mostly because of the northbridge (yours is a SB700, the lowest should be the SB710).

    Then again, it's Asus, and they're superheros regarding CPU compatibility.
    They made my old P5W-DH, a 975X chipset designed for Pentium 4, compatible with pretty much every single Socket 775 CPU, down to the latest 45nm Wolfdale and Yorkdale CPUs.



    So theoretically it shouldn't be compatible, but I wouldn't be surprised if the "new CPUs" supported in the new bios are actually the new 6-cores.
     
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    maybe it has to do with that thuban hasn't officially launched yet, despite the fact that i can pick one up right now (the 1055T) at a local store.


    the M4A78-EM is SB700 also, and it supports thuban. btw, SB700/10 are southbridges :D
     
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    Yeah they're southbridges, but in AMD systems there are many CPU features that depend on the southbridge, such as ACC and core unlocking.
     

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