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February 9, 2014 5:15:22 AM


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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February 9, 2014 5:57:21 AM

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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February 9, 2014 6:50:46 AM

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.
February 9, 2014 7:05:31 AM

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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