Solved Is there any better cpu that will fit my motherboard Tags: CPUs Cache USB3 Motherboards Socket Last response: December 27, 2013 3:26 AM in CPUs Share blinky126 December 27, 2013 3:15:41 AM My cpu - AMD FX4300 Black Edition 4 Core (3.8/4.0GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 4MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W, Retail Boxed) My motherboard - Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard (Socket AM3+, Up to 16GB DDR3, USB 3.0, uATX) Will this one fit - AMD FX-8150 Eight Core Processor - 3.60GHz, 16MB, L3 Cache, Socket AM3+ So if you could tell me if there is any better cpu I can get that would be great. Thanks More about : cpu fit motherboard Reply to blinky126 Quakemz a b à CPUs December 27, 2013 3:21:53 AM Yes, you can fit any AM3+ socket CPU. I would suggest this one, though. As it is newer and a little better. http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX8320-Edition-4-0GHz-Socke... Reply to Quakemz Best solution bungz a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard December 27, 2013 3:26:41 AM I have seen loads of people ask about this motherboard because it is cheap and it apparently supports high end FX chips. It is not a good idea. The board has very low end power VRMS and with high end FX processors it struggles. One of two things will likely happen with a 6 or 8 core FX, the CPU will throttle its speed down all the time or you will get shutdowns with the lovely asus "CPU OVERVOLTAGE ERROR". If you are going the FX route then budget for a good motherboard that is designed to power them well. Take a look at: M5A97 EVO R2.0 or Gigabyte 970A-UD3P If you stick to the FX4300 you maybe ok with the M5A78L-M but I would still get a better suited motherboard personally. Reply to bungz Ask the community Post an answer Related resources : ForumSolvedwhich is better for gaming and does it fit motherboard? ForumSolvedwill this cpu cooler fit on my motherboard? ForumSolvedMy CPU doesn't seem to fit my motherboard, are they not compatible? ForumSolvedCan AM3+ cpu socket fit with an AM2 socket motherboard ForumSolvedWill this CPU fit my motherboard? ForumSolvedDoes this CPU Heatsink fit my motherboard? ForumSolvedcpu cooler wont fit motherboard ForumSolvedHave new AS Rock Motherboard and can't figure out which CPU cooler will fit. ForumSolvedWhat CPU fan would fit my motherboard ForumSolvedWill this CPU fit my motherboard? ForumSolvedWill this CPU fit this motherboard? ForumSolvedWill athlon cpu fit motherboard ForumSolvedwill this cpu fit in this motherboard and suport my GPU good? ForumSolvedWhat is a better combo of cpu ,motherboard and gpu? ForumSolvedCan't fit CPU onto motherboard, is it uncompatible? ForumSolvedNoctua NH-D14 Fit my motherboard/CPU i5 3570K ForumWill this cpu cooler fit on my motherboard? ForumSolvedWill the CPU cooler fit on my motherboard ? ForumNeed Help finding a cpu heatsink cooler that will fit this motherboard ForumNeed Help finding a cpu heatsink cooler that will fit this motherboard More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !