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 ( http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/960GM-VGS3%20FX/?cat=CPU ) 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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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.
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. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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.