4x1GB PC6400 DDR2 800 G-skill
1x 8800GT 512mb PCI-e 2.0
2x 320gb SATA Hard Drive
TX750w Corsair PSU
I have been reading the AMD 770-790 chipsets and all of them claim to be unable to fully handle a 125tdp phenom. Yet most boards claim to support it so I am confused.
I have around 100 bucks to spend on the board but every board I find and research they all claim it can't handle it yet the site does...adds to my novices confusion.
I was looking at this board.
shows 3 bios updates for 9850...
Future upgrades would be maybe a 4870 512mb when it drops in price....but next major upgrade will be when DDR3 and 4ghz quad cores are out or a year+. I won the 9850be so its a hell of a upgrade over my 2.3ghz X2 4400+.
Is there a better choice? I don't overclock and the phenom is this one here.
Also the board on newegg says 1066 DDR2 only but on the main site of MSI it says
• Supports Dual DDR2 533/667/800/1066 (1066 for AM2+ only) does the "1066 for AM2+ only" mean you must have 1066 memory to run AM2+ CPU or you can only run that speed if you HAVE a AM2+ CPU?
Sadly I wont have my CPU or MB on Wensday since I finally sold them. So any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Also will the phenom boot up and allow me to update the bios through the live update? I never updated bios since I never had to so I wanna make sure I don't need a fully working PC to update the bios.