Solved CPU and Motherboard compatibility Tags: USB3 Computers CPUs Motherboards Asus Compatibility Last response: August 10, 2013 8:02 AM in CPUs Share kerrma August 10, 2013 7:31:10 AM Hi guys, i'm building a gaming computer (first build) and i am having some trouble choosing a CPU. I have a Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 motherboard and want to get a AMD FX-8 9370 Black Edition 8 Core AM3+ 4.4GHz CPU. On Scan.co.uk the CPU was recommended to be used with a motherboard which has a 990FX chipset, the Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 does have a AM3+ socket but has a AMD 760G (780L)/SB710 chipset will this be compatible? Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 (AM3+ Socket) Chipset: AMD 760G (780L)/SB710 Desired CPU: AMD FX-8 9370 Black Edition 8 Core AM3+ 4.4GHz More about : cpu motherboard compatibility Best solution getochkn a c 101 à CPUs a c 82 V Motherboard a b Ĉ ASUS August 10, 2013 7:34:28 AM No it won't From asus's website "Supports CPU up to 140 W" From AMD's website "Power Wattage: 220 W" That chip is too powerful for that board and is only meant for a select few top of the line motherboards that can handle a 220W CPU. Really, go for the 8350 chip instead. WAAAAAY less power usage, get a good cooler and overclock to over 4GHZ anyways with 80W less power. Share Sn1992 a c 406 à CPUs a c 135 V Motherboard a b Ĉ ASUS August 10, 2013 8:02:00 AM Dont get that processor it can be beaten by 4770k m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedmotherboard and cpu compatibility Forum SolvedMotherboard and CPU compatibility Forum SolvedCPU-Motherboard Compatibility Check Forum SolvedCPU / motherboard compatibility Forum SolvedCPU Compatibility with Intel DQ35JO motherboard Forum SolvedMotherboard and CPU compatibility Forum SolvedCompatibility ( Motherboard & CPU) Forum SolvedCPU / motherboard compatibility Forum SolvedConfusion with new build - Motherboard & CPU Compatibility Forum SolvedMotherboard and cpu compatibility Forum SolvedCompatibility with cpu graphics card and motherboard Forum SolvedCPU compatibility with motherboard Forum SolvedCPU motherboard compatibility Forum SolvedRAM, Motherboard, GPU, Memory, and CPU Compatibility Check Forum SolvedRam compatibility cpu - Motherboard Forum SolvedMotherboard and Cpu compatibility [Nobody knew on the cpu forum] Forum SolvedCpu and Motherboard compatibility Forum SolvedMotherboard compatibility with this GPU and CPU Forum SolvedRAM compatibility with Motherboard + CPU Forum SolvedMotherboard/CPU compatibility help Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !