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Is the cpu compatible with the motherboard in this combo.

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December 27, 2013 8:11:54 AM

I know it's a combo, but the 8350 is not on the support list of the motherboard and one review even said that it fried their 8350. I already ordered it because since it was in a combo I thought it had to be compatible.
I know it works with the 8320 which is also 125 watts but clocked lower.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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December 27, 2013 8:27:36 AM

Yes it is compatible the board haz an am3+ socket and the 8350 is made to fit...
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December 27, 2013 8:30:36 AM

If the mobo was built before the 8350 then it will just need a bios update but i dont think this will be the case...
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December 27, 2013 8:31:15 AM

Looking around the web, it appears that there is an issue with that processor's TDP and that motherboard. The processor, under load, can actually reach 140W TDP which exceeds the 125W TDP limitation of the motherboard. This will cause your system to crash and possibly fry your motherboard, processor, or both.

I know it's a combo and they normally are compatible. I would say that the processor, *technically* is compatible, but due to the issues it can create, MSI does not support it. If you can, cancel your order.

-Wolf sends
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December 27, 2013 8:33:16 AM

if the board has an am3+ socket (which it does) then it will support all of the FX series cpu's including the 8350 which is what i have.
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December 27, 2013 8:34:18 AM

Wolfshadw said:
Looking around the web, it appears that there is an issue with that processor's TDP and that motherboard. The processor, under load, can actually reach 140W TDP which exceeds the 125W TDP limitation of the motherboard. This will cause your system to crash and possibly fry your motherboard, processor, or both.

I know it's a combo and they normally are compatible. I would say that the processor, *technically* is compatible, but due to the issues it can create, MSI does not support it. If you can, cancel your order.

-Wolf sends


It's already shipped so I can't cancel it, should I underclock the cpu until I can buy another motherboard.

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December 27, 2013 9:13:09 AM

Not sure if that would help, or if it would, how much of an under-clock is necessary to keep the TDP under 125W.

Personally, I'd contact TigerDirect about refunding your money for false advertisement. Provide them with the link to the CPU support list on MSI's website and note that the 8350 is not listed. If you Google FX-8350 and MSI 970A-G43, you should be able to find any number of questions, complaints, and issues concerning this combination and that it should never have been offered as a Combo Deal from Tiger Direct.

If you work with them, they'll probably work with you in either getting a refund or quickly going through the return process so you can get a system that works. I'd also check with them and ask around about refusing to accept the shipment.

-Wolf sends
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December 27, 2013 9:21:06 AM

Wolfshadw said:
Not sure if that would help, or if it would, how much of an under-clock is necessary to keep the TDP under 125W.

Personally, I'd contact TigerDirect about refunding your money for false advertisement. Provide them with the link to the CPU support list on MSI's website and note that the 8350 is not listed. If you Google FX-8350 and MSI 970A-G43, you should be able to find any number of questions, complaints, and issues concerning this combination and that it should never have been offered as a Combo Deal from Tiger Direct.

If you work with them, they'll probably work with you in either getting a refund or quickly going through the return process so you can get a system that works. I'd also check with them and ask around about refusing to accept the shipment.

-Wolf sends

According to this thread the board is supposed to throttle the cpu when it exceeds 125 watts, so would this help?
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/330572-30-970a-warnin...
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December 27, 2013 9:23:23 AM

I saw that thread as well when I did my research. That's the G46 motherboard; not the G43 you're getting. Probably should do the same, but I'm guessing it doesn't do it well enough.

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December 27, 2013 9:27:48 AM

Wolfshadw said:
I saw that thread as well when I did my research. That's the G46 motherboard; not the G43 you're getting. Probably should do the same, but I'm guessing it doesn't do it well enough.

-Wolf sends

Ok, thanks for the help, I really appreciate it.:) 
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