Can my M57SLI-S4 motherboard use a 7750 kuma?

By ¼ of a hotdog
Feb 23, 2009
  1. Would my Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-s4 rev. 2 motherboard support a 7750 kuma and if so would I be able to overclock it or is the motherboard to bad? I did not see the 7750 kuma on the motherboards compatibility chart but a lot of am2+ and some am3 quad and tri cores are there. Would the 7750 kuma black edition be a large improvement over my current CPU which is an athlon 5600+ x2 with 2mbs of l2 cache instead of 1mb?

    Will there be any new CPU's or large price changes in components in the next month or so?

    Here is the motherboards CPU compatibility chart if it helps and the am2+ stuff is at the bottom.
  2. redk

    redk TS Rookie Posts: 91

    That's not even worth the upgrade. a 2.8 GHz dual core to a 2.7 GHz dual core with a few small differences? No way.
  3. ¼ of a hotdog

    ¼ of a hotdog TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 188

    But isnt the kuma extremely overclackable? A lot of places say its faster at stock clocks than an athlon 6000+ at frequencies higher than 3ghz.

    I think i can get a cheap heatsink like this and overclock it past 3ghz
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Do not bother. Go for an AMD Callisto CPU later when it releases. Oodles better than a broken Phenom CPU, and you would probably be able to OC it to 4GHz with a decent air cooler.
  5. ¼ of a hotdog

    ¼ of a hotdog TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 188

    What do you think the price will be? And will it be released at the start of q2 or the end?
  6. xdevnullx

    xdevnullx TS Rookie

    I also want to know!

    I am wondering the same thing... did anyone ever figure out an answer to this?

    I'm upgrading from an athlon XP 3800+ (yes single core) and the 7750 is the best bang for the buck if it is compatible with this mobo. The motherboard manufacturer's site doesnt list it, but a cached version of the same page in google does list the 7750!

    heres a link to another thread I started with further info on the research ive done in to this, including the links to the cpu compatibility list and the cached one:


    The other thread's name is: MOBO & CPU (GA-M57SLI & 7750) compatibility & question

    there is further info there, as well as what to google to pull up the gigabype cpu compabitlity charts (cached and recent ones) since I cant post links yet apparently.
  7. xdevnullx

    xdevnullx TS Rookie

    Gigabyte has officially updated their CPU Compatibility Chart to reflect that the 7750 KUMA does, in fact, work with the GA-M57SLI now, with a new bios update (FHH). I bought a 6000+ w/ 2MB of L2 cache @89watts though so this is not useful for me anymore, but anyone else looking to upgrade this board might find this information useful.
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