So, by no fault of AMD, but at the fault of the Designed For Idiots (one of which is me) I will not be able to run a Thuban....EVER...it seems.
More than slightly torques me off. I bought a $150 premium motherboard with the hopes, and assurances from AMD, I would be able to run/upgrade to AM3 processors in this AM2+ board.
I will stick with my 9950 for a while then. I am not a Spintel fan and I cannot afford to buy a new board for my cpu upgrade. There is no good reason the company could not have come out and support this. I have heard everything fomr the Lanparty team dissolved to DFI doesn't think the cpu power on AM2+ boards can handle current draw of the 6 core beast.
Whatever the case, I don't feel the company is very forward thinking, and as samples were out of thuban to manufacturers a while ago a BIOS update should have been ready on the chip release date.
My current rig with 9950, 6 gig'o'rama, 160gb hard platter with 1 tb storage backup, and a 4850 paint smearer will do me well as the graphic below shows, but I am a bit burned, and will not be buying or reccomending anything from DFI.
Edit: cannot post pic, says "Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached." only a 100Kb file
Windows Experience Scores
Memory (RAM): 7.3
Gaming Graphics 7.3
Primary hard disk 5.9
Pretty balanced system.....need to replace my old 160Gb drive....maybe a Velociraptor or a solid state