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Michael Cole

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i have a gigabyte mobo ga-ma785gm-us2h 1.0 and currently have a athlon 64 cpu...i bought a phenom 2 980 be and would like to use it , i checked the site for support and it is not listed though the 975be is supported....can i still use this cpu on my board?
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Hi Michael and :welcome:

My guess is the CPU will work just fine. In any rate, I don't believe the CPU or motherboard will be damaged if you give it a test run. That said, you could send a note to Gigabyte to be sure. You might have to update your BIOS.
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they told me to use a supported cpu.....so now i either use it and take a chance or i got to buy another mother board.
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Well the problem with a new motherboard is for OEM software licensing, a new motherboard is considered a new computer - which usually means you will need to buy a new Windows license.

they told me to use a supported cpu.....

:( That sounds like a canned response from someone just reading from a script. It would have been better if they simply said, "No. It is nto compatible."

Again, I feel confident no harm would come for trying, but - it is not my money involved here either.
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ok ill give it a try as i dont really want to buy another operating system...thanks!
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