I am hoping to not have to purchase a new motherboard, but if this processor isn't supported then what are some decent motherboards which will?
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GA-970A-DS3P (rev. 1.0) | Motherboard - GIGABYTE and GA-970A-DS3P (rev. 2.x) | Motherboard - GIGABYTE are both AM3 sockets. So it looks like that motherboard will not support the Ryzen processors which are AM4 socket types.
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Hi, your motherboard is not compatible with Ryzen. You would need a socket AM4 motherboard and DDR4 memory for Ryzen.
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