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Bulldozer BIOS update for most Asrock AM3 boards?

Sep 21, 2009
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Over the last month or so Asrock have updated almost all their old AM3 boards BIOS's with new CPU microcode, given that AMD haven't released a new AM3 CPU for quite a long time what are these updates for if not for Bulldozer?

Example: http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Model=M3A770DE&o=BIOS

The CPU support list has not been updated for 1.80, but then Bulldozer chips aren't even listed for their official AM3+ boards yet. I realise that AM3 isn't officially supported by AMD, and given the AM3+ marketing guff Asrock put out a few months ago it seems strange they would then try and add BD support to their old boards, but I wouldn't put it past them.


I know a few people at bios-mods were working on patching the AGESA version of some old boards but I don't think they've tested anything with BD yet. Even with bios support there are obviously no guarantees, but if anyone has tried dropping a Bulldozer into any of these Asrock AM3 boards I'd be interested to know what happens...