GA-M56S-S3 (rev. 1.x)

NVIDIA nForce 560 Chipset
GIGABYTE Technology latest S series motherboards for AMD socket AM2 platform, featuring with three innovative features- Safe, Smart, and Speed Technologies. The new S series motherboards GA-M56S-S3; supporting AMD new generation AM2 processor with dual channel DDR2 800MHz high frequency memories, providing reliable and user friendly computing and reaching the maximum system performance easily via personalized software settings. GIGABYTE S series motherboards, the champion’s choice for AMD Socket AM2 platform!
  • Supports AMD Phenom X3/ Athlon X2
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR2 800 memory
  • Features NVIDIA® SATA 3Gb/s with RAID function
  • Optimized Gigabit LAN connection
  • Features 8-channel High-Definition Audio
  • Supports Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Premium
  • RoHS compliant motherboard for green computing
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Version Size Date Download Here Description
F6H 464.1 Kb 20/08/2010
  1. Beta BIOS
  2. Update CPU AGESA
  3. Fix ATI Radeon HD 5000 series VGA card compatibility
F5 458.9 Kb 22/01/2009
  1. Update CUP ID (AGESA
F4 579.2 Kb 10/12/2008
  1. Update AGESA code to Ver.
F3 576.3 Kb 04/12/2007
  1. Fix: Some of 1000 GB (1TB) HDDs will be detected size error.
  2. Update CPU ID (Support AM2+ Phenom CPU)
F2 550.8 Kb 26/09/2007
  1. Update CPU ID (Support AM2 G1/G2-Stepping CPU)
F1 549.3 Kb 02/07/2007
  1. First Release
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.

What is a BETA?
BETA describes a new version that is reliable yet may not include all the features of the final product. During this phase we are previewing new features and gathering customer input to insure our product provides the best experience possible.

Update CPU ID/Micro codes in new BIOS means?
[1] To support new series of CPUs, or [2] To support the same CPU but with new stepping. CPU support of motherboard is consist of BIOS and hardware design, detail CPU support information please see CPU support list.

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