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Is MSI 760GM-P21 (FX), socket AM3+ compatible with AMD FX 8320 cpu?

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March 19, 2013 8:25:08 AM

I checked the msi official website and this cpu is not listed. However I found a few other websites that say it is compatible. Should I trust that it is or better find another motherboard?

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March 19, 2013 8:39:57 AM
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The standard answer would be that you would need a 9 series motherboard for an FX chip. However according to the offical page on MSI's own website there is support for that CPU as long as the motherboard is flashed to bios version 7641vHB. You would more than likely need an older processor to do the flashing however but if its a board and chip you already have then you have nothing to lose in trying.
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March 19, 2013 8:40:33 AM

anneber said:
I checked the msi official website and this cpu is not listed. However I found a few other websites that say it is compatible. Should I trust that it is or better find another motherboard?


DON'T put any CPU with TDP rating over 95w on this board, else the board will burn itself.
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March 19, 2013 8:41:02 AM

anneber said:
I checked the msi official website and this cpu is not listed. However I found a few other websites that say it is compatible. Should I trust that it is or better find another motherboard?


Yes, it will work. I had a very similar board, a MSI 760GM-P34 (FX), and I ran a FX-6100 on it. I would recommend a better board, though. You won't be able to overclock at all really with that board.
March 19, 2013 8:53:28 AM

ihxinfi said:
The standard answer would be that you would need a 9 series motherboard for an FX chip. However according to the offical page on MSI's own website there is support for that CPU as long as the motherboard is flashed to bios version 7641vHB. You would more than likely need an older processor to do the flashing however but if its a board and chip you already have then you have nothing to lose in trying.

ty. i didnt buy them yet, so i think i would rather go with a better motherboard since everyone is suggesting that :) 
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