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Willmy GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P 760GM AM3+ MOTHERBOARD support the AMD FX8350 CPU?

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March 27, 2013 7:11:17 AM

Hi all,
I have the above motherboard and although it has AM3+ support i can't find out whether it will support the AMD FX 8350. can anyone advise?
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March 27, 2013 7:21:01 AM

Simple answer, NO.
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March 27, 2013 7:36:17 AM

right, I was hoping for a little more background as to why but ok.
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March 27, 2013 7:41:38 AM

Your mobo only supports up to 95w CPUs the FX8350 is a 125w CPU.
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March 27, 2013 7:42:26 AM

Hobsonschoice said:
Hi all,
I have the above motherboard and although it has AM3+ support i can't find out whether it will support the AMD FX 8350. can anyone advise?


It's a crap-shoot! The FX-8300 is on the support list since bios F5a but the FX-8350 is not listed.




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March 27, 2013 7:45:23 AM

Sorry for the multi post. Won't let me edit my post, just makes a new post when I try to edit




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March 27, 2013 7:48:06 AM

so is it worth trying it? I have the CPU already but don't want to damage it obviously.
I saw the support list but was wondering whether they simply hadn't added that one yet as they do say it supports the earlier FX cpus.
They do have this board GA-78LMT-USB3 as supporting it but i can't see the difference.
If I make sure the bios is latest is there a possibility?
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March 27, 2013 7:50:03 AM

Hobsonschoice said:
Hi all,
I have the above motherboard and although it has AM3+ support i can't find out whether it will support the AMD FX 8350. can anyone advise?


It's a crap-shoot! The FX-8300 is on the cpusupport list since bios F5a but the FX-8350 is not listed. 125W cpu's are on the motherboard list!




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March 27, 2013 8:42:17 AM

I see on some CPU support lists that they have FX-6120, FX-4170 which are both 125w. The board is currently running the FX-4170 so if that's the case and that's a 125w CPU surely it's OK as long as the bios is updated?
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March 28, 2013 12:26:43 AM

Ok, So it booted up and lasted about 5 mins and then BSOD.

Can i ask what may be a silly question.
Why does CPU-Z show my AMD FX4170 as running only 2.800 MHZ and when I had the new FX 8350 in it showed as only 2.8Mhz, surely these should be running a lot faster?

Where is the bottleneck? Is it the board or maybe the 500W PSU? Or do I need to look at bios?
Thanks
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March 28, 2013 4:29:25 AM

Hobsonschoice said:
Ok, So it booted up and lasted about 5 mins and then BSOD.

Can i ask what may be a silly question.
Why does CPU-Z show my AMD FX4170 as running only 2.800 MHZ and when I had the new FX 8350 in it showed as only 2.8Mhz, surely these should be running a lot faster?

Where is the bottleneck? Is it the board or maybe the 500W PSU? Or do I need to look at bios?
Thanks


You mean you tried it with out even updating to the latest bios first ?!

Thats the first thing you need to do, get the latest bios.
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March 28, 2013 7:18:58 AM

I put a 4130 in one of these boards and it only ran at 2.8Ghz because it is 125W and the board only supports 95 even with the latest BIOS. How are u gonna put a 189.99 CPU in a cheapy motherboard ? At least step up to an asrock extreme 3 or msi 970A-G46
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March 28, 2013 11:42:26 AM

Hobsonschoice said:
Ok, So it booted up and lasted about 5 mins and then BSOD.

Can i ask what may be a silly question.
Why does CPU-Z show my AMD FX4170 as running only 2.800 MHZ and when I had the new FX 8350 in it showed as only 2.8Mhz, surely these should be running a lot faster?

Where is the bottleneck? Is it the board or maybe the 500W PSU? Or do I need to look at bios?
Thanks


Your MoBo is probably a 95W board...get an Asrock extreme3 970 series, or if you plan to Xfire or SLI then buy the 990 series.
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April 12, 2013 1:21:57 AM

Hobsonschoice said:
Hi all,
I have the above motherboard and although it has AM3+ support i can't find out whether it will support the AMD FX 8350. can anyone advise?


AMD FX-8350 AM3+ Vishera 125W CPU is first in the GA-78LMT-USB3 CPU compatibility list
http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...

GA-78LMT-USB3 (rev. 4.1)
Main characteristics:
AMD 760G + SB710 Chipset
Ultra Durable 4 Classic Technology with high quality components design
Supports AMD AM3+ FX/AM3 Phenom™ II & Athlon™ II series processors
4+1 Phase CPU Power design for AMD high TDP 125W CPU support
Integrated ATI Radeon HD 3000 graphics (DirectX10)
PCI-E 2.0 x16 interface for ultimate graphics support
Hybrid EFI technology with DualBIOS for 3TB HDD support
Integrated HDMI/DVI/D-sub for Full HD 1080 contents playback
4 USB 3.0 with superspeed transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps
GIGABYTE 3x USB Power with On/Off Charge USB ports
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April 12, 2013 5:54:47 AM

@Chicano:

Compare model numbers....

His is GA-78LMT-S2P

You found info for GA-78LMT-USB3

His board is 95W

2 different boards man...
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April 12, 2013 9:29:13 AM

it doesn't support it simple as that. case closed.
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April 12, 2013 1:47:04 PM

8350rocks said:
@Chicano:

Compare model numbers....

His is GA-78LMT-S2P

You found info for GA-78LMT-USB3

His board is 95W

2 different boards man...

OK, my mistake.. I was looking at the USB3 model and a link brought me to this thread, so I didn't bother to check/compare the model.
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April 12, 2013 1:55:21 PM

Get an MSI 970A-G46 for $80 and call it day.
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April 12, 2013 3:24:05 PM

Chicano said:
8350rocks said:
@Chicano:

Compare model numbers....

His is GA-78LMT-S2P

You found info for GA-78LMT-USB3

His board is 95W

2 different boards man...

OK, my mistake.. I was looking at the USB3 model and a link brought me to this thread, so I didn't bother to check/compare the model.


No problem :) 
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April 13, 2013 6:40:24 AM

logainofhades said:
Get an MSI 970A-G46 for $80 and call it day.

Not to bash your recommendation but I have to advise against that board as I just had to return one because it was very unstable with 2 separate FX chips (FX-4130 & 6300) and then one day just died on me only 2 weeks old. Granted this may be an isolated issue I just went back to my tried and true Asrock Extreme. For $80 he could buy an Extreme 3 with has pretty much the same exact specs as the MSI just in my opinion is a higher quality board.
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