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Is my motherboard compatible with an AMD FX-8350

Hey guys, I'm not tech savvy enough to know this. I have an MSI MS-7599 x64 motherboard and I bought an AMD FX-8350 processor to upgrade from my older Phenom. Is the new processor compatible with my motherboard? If not then what motherboard should I upgrade to? I'm on somewhat of a budget but willing to go as high as 250 or so for a motherboard.
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  1. is that a laptop? or did you misspell the model number of the motherboard?
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    MSI MS-7599 870A-G46 AM3
    Socket (CPU) AM3+

    You can put an AM3 processor in an AM3+ socket, but not the other way around. sorry but no
  3. never mind, found it. sorry it's the 870A-G46 model motherboard.

    so in the cpu support list the new fx line isn't supported however the latest bios update states:
    "- Update AGESA code for Vishera CPU."

    so it may as well work. you can try it won't break. if it's not compatible it won't start.
    http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970AG46.html#/?div=Basic this one should support the 8350
  4. http://www.msi.com/product/mb/870G45.html#/?div=Overview
    On MSI site says that you can't fit FX 8350 in this MoBo.
    One of the best and cheap MoBo's that will fit your CPU is Asus 5A99FX Pro.
  5. i was also tempted to say it won't work period. but then i saw that comment on what's changed on that bios revision (as in, support for vishera - FX cpu-s and read some more and apparently there are 870 boards that do support fx cpu-s) for example this thread:

    there are indeed more who say fx cpu-s don't work on 870 chipset boards but ... if it fits (make sure NOT to force the cpu in if the pins don't match 100% as that can break pins and void your warranty) why not give it a try?
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1321363/official-vishera-support-list#post_19628420

    edit: and so after further reading:
    Some manufacturers have brought AM3+ support to some of their AM3 motherboards via a simple BIOS upgrade.[4] Mechanical compatibility has been confirmed and it's possible for AM3+ CPUs to fit in AM3 boards, provided they can supply enough peak current. Another issue is the use of the sideband temperature sensor interface for reading the temperature from the CPU. Therefore, some CPU PWM fan pins may only run at full speed. Also, certain power-saving features may not work, due to lack of support for rapid VCore switching.[5]

    edit2: so yes, if i was you i would try it. sure i would be careful that the cpu slides in easily and i'd make sure i don't bend any physical pins and i'd monitor temperatures and so on but the board seems equipped to handle 125W cpu-s. the 8350 should stay within that limit if not overclocked. if it doesn't it will just restart. you can even downclock it a bit if it's unstable since you have a unlocked multiplier
  6. laviniuc said:
    i was also tempted to say it won't work period. but then i saw that comment on what's changed on that bios revision (as in, support for vishera - FX cpu-s and read some more and apparently there are 870 boards that do support fx cpu-s) for example this thread:

    there are indeed more who say fx cpu-s don't work on 870 chipset boards but ... if it fits (make sure NOT to force the cpu in if the pins don't match 100% as that can break pins and void your warranty) why not give it a try?
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1321363/official-vishera-support-list#post_19628420

    edit: and so after further reading:
    Some manufacturers have brought AM3+ support to some of their AM3 motherboards via a simple BIOS upgrade.[4] Mechanical compatibility has been confirmed and it's possible for AM3+ CPUs to fit in AM3 boards, provided they can supply enough peak current. Another issue is the use of the sideband temperature sensor interface for reading the temperature from the CPU. Therefore, some CPU PWM fan pins may only run at full speed. Also, certain power-saving features may not work, due to lack of support for rapid VCore switching.[5]

    edit2: so yes, if i was you i would try it. sure i would be careful that the cpu slides in easily and i'd make sure i don't bend any physical pins and i'd monitor temperatures and so on but the board seems equipped to handle 125W cpu-s. the 8350 should stay within that limit if not overclocked. if it doesn't it will just restart. you can even downclock it a bit if it's unstable since you have a unlocked multiplier


    I decided to get the sabretooth board instead of messing with it. I figured I'd end up having to upgrade my motherboard eventually. Might as well do it now. Any idea how to do so with out messing up everything that on my computer, other than backing it up obviously.
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