Can my motherboard handle this cpu?

My motherboard is an eVGA 730a. I am looking to buy an AMD phenom X4 9950. But I'm not sure if my motherboard can supply it with enough power. the cpu requires 125w TDP

any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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  1. It's bundled together here so I would assume the answer is yes.
  2. Go to EVGA and check the CPU support page. If it's listed as a supported CPU then you should be O.K. If it's not, then it may or may not work.
  3. coolblue said:
    It's bundled together here so I would assume the answer is yes.

    lol, or hope so :P
  4. coolblue said:
    It's bundled together here so I would assume the answer is yes.


    Bundling the products mean nothing. it could just be a way to get someone to buy recent prodcuts that are no longer made or to sell them something thats higher in price even if it doesn't worl together. Selelrs are tricky little bastards really.

    For the OP, I will do your leg work for ya:

    Quote:
    730a:
    Sempron - 2300+
    Sempron - 3000+
    Sempron - 3800+
    Sempron - LE-1300
    Athlon 64 - 3200+
    Athlon 64 - 3500+
    Athlon 64 X2 - 3600+
    Athlon 64 X2 - 3800+
    Athlon 64 X2 - 4200+
    Athlon 64 X2 - 4400+
    Athlon 64 X2 - 4600+
    Athlon 64 X2 - 4800+
    Athlon 64 X2 - 5000+
    Athlon 64 X2 - 5200+
    Athlon 64 X2 - 5400+
    Athlon 64 X2 - 6000+
    Athlon 64 X2 - FX62
    Athlon 64 X2 - BE-2300
    Athlon 64 X2 - BE-2350
    Phenom II - 920
    Phenom II - 940
    Phenom - 8250
    Phenom - 8400
    Phenom - 8450
    Phenom - 8600
    Phenom - 8650
    Phenom - 8750
    Phenom - 9100
    Phenom - 9500
    Phenom - 9550
    Phenom - 9650
    Phenom - 9750
    Opteron - 1220


    Got it from here:

    http://www.evga.com/support/motherboard/

    Sorry man. According to this your mobo will only support up to a 9750. If anything you might want to see if you can squeez a little more cash out and upgrade your CPU to a Phenom II X4 940. That would benefit you much more than a 9950 would anyways.
  5. Ah, that sucks, thanks everybody! But why does it support those cpus? the 9950 has the same power requirements... i guess i can wait a while until the 920 or 940 prices come down.
  6. JDV28 said:
    Ah, that sucks, thanks everybody! But why does it support those cpus? the 9950 has the same power requirements... i guess i can wait a while until the 920 or 940 prices come down.


    Its a possibility that because Phenom II is actually just a new stepping and die shrink of Phenom that the die shrink and stepping improvements actually cause that 125w TDP to not really exist. Its much like a Intel Q9650 that has a 125wTDP but only hits that actual TDP under full load when OCed to 3.8GHz from the stock 3GHz.

    So in essence the PH II 940/920 are more efficient than the 9950 and as well do provide much better performance.
  7. Huh, thanks. that makes sense.
  8. My old Asus A8N-SLI motherboard didn't officially support an Opteron 175, but it still worked.

    I would take Jimmy's advice, he is wise!
  9. But will it really be worth it? Will it be a noticeable change?
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