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December 27, 2013 7:45:09 PM

Hey I'm making a gaming PC and I've decided in getting the fx-9370 CPU and Asrock 990FX extreme 3 motherboard. Now the only problem is that the CPUs TDP is 220W and on the motherboards specification it says supports processors of up to 140W.
I've tried for hours to figure out whether it would work or not by googling stuff, looking on the developers website and asking on yahoo answers only to get mixed results.
Here's the links to the sites I'm getting them from

CPU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Motherboard: http://www.cplonline.com.au/asrock-990fx-extreme3-mothe...

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December 27, 2013 7:47:57 PM

no, the cpu is rated at 220W and the motherboard will only support up to 140W cpu
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December 27, 2013 7:58:52 PM

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no, the cpu is rated at 220W and the motherboard will only support up to 140W cpu

But it is rated as 220W TDP, TDP refers to the maximum amount of heat generated by the CPU so couldn't it still work
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December 27, 2013 8:21:57 PM

under full load, the CPU will generate 220w of heat! This will cause damage to the motherboard!!!!!!!!
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December 27, 2013 8:49:35 PM

I have an idea....why don't you go ahead and buy them both, hook them up.....and come back crying when you ruin both parts.
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December 27, 2013 8:56:07 PM

Question.

If you were driving on the highway at 70mph with tires rated for 45mph, how safe would you feel?

TDP is the design limit. No its not running there all the time, but lets say you play a game that stresses your computer out to oh... 65%... The best cooling in the world will not help you at that point. Will it work? Oh yes! It will work... now the million dollar question... how long?
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December 27, 2013 9:06:11 PM

Since you are basically getting a supremely clocked CPU, I'd suggest really spending on a super solid board the likes of an ASUS Sabertooth, Extreme 8, Gigabyte UD-5~7 and the like. There's no way you should buy a mobo like the extreme 3 for that proc.

My advice is for you to invest in a solid board and an 8350. Pocket the money for a cooler/gpu and enjoy learning the ins and outs of your computer.
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