Motherboard CPU Support On Power Connector


So, I've got a thing stuck in my head. I want to buy a new computer, starting with CPU+MB+RAM+HDD this month and a GPU over the next 2 months after I gather some more money. I would go for the 960GM-VGS3 FX motherboard from Asrock, because I don't really have money for something better, I want to invest more into the CPU and GPU instead of the MB. The thing is, I saw people that bought the 960GM-VGS3 FX and mounted the CPU I also want to buy, the FX-6300 from AMD, six-core 3,5 - 4,1 GHZ CPU on 95W, Vishera model and it worked for them altho... : I've looked up on the website about the CPU support list ( ) and there is no Vishera model there. There are 95W CPUs from the AMD FX series but no the one I want to buy. So does it support it ? And beside that, is this CPU stable on a 4 pin motherboard or does it require an 8 pin motherboard ? I mean... on the CPU support list it shows that it supports 95W models so it should support this CPU too (The FX-6300) wich is the same 95W, right ?

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  1. To be more precise since no one answers: Will the CPU run in turbo boost without any problems on that motherboard ?
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    Vishera, codename for a line of CPU by AMD as successor to Zambez.
    Piledriver is a microarchitecture (Core) developed by AMD as the successor to Bulldozer.

    FX-6300 :

    CPU part numbers:
    FD6300WMW6KHK is an OEM/tray microprocessor
    FD6300WMHKBOX is a boxed microprocessor (includes heatsink/fan)

    960GM-VGS3 FX supports the AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX. It doesn't support FX CPUs with a high 125 watt (TDP) Thermal Design Power, but the FX-6300 is only 95 watts. ASRock uses the OEM/tray microprocessor part number on its CPU Support List.

    4 pin 12V power connector is okay. This is more of an economy model motherboard not something for heavy overclocking. Turbo boost should work fine.
  3. Thank you. I'll trust you. If something fails, I'll find you and I will kill you with my bear hands.
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