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February 9, 2010 7:42:54 PM

Hello,
have they updated ths ecs gf8200a yet to accept a 125 watt amd processor. cant find info anywhere about it.i orderd a barebones kit with a amd 965 hope it works when i get it.

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February 9, 2010 11:51:28 PM

cold1234 said:
Hello,
have they updated ths ecs gf8200a yet to accept a 125 watt amd processor. cant find info anywhere about it.i orderd a barebones kit with a amd 965 hope it works when i get it.


I don't know about the GF8200A but the A780GM-A CPU support list has been revised to include the 965BE, 955BE and 940BE (all 125W CPUs). I'd check with the GF8200A CPU support list on the ECS web site.
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February 10, 2010 12:17:44 AM

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February 10, 2010 4:17:17 AM

RichieLA said:
I don't know about the GF8200A but the A780GM-A CPU support list has been revised to include the 965BE, 955BE and 940BE (all 125W CPUs). I'd check with the GF8200A CPU support list on the ECS web site.

I TRIED THAT BEFORE POSTING THIS, I CALLED THE CO. I PURCHASED THE BAREBONE COMP. FROM TO TALK ABOUT THIS MOBO COMBO THEY OFFER, THATS WHO SAYS THEY REVISED IT, BUT HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO FIND ANYTHING ON THE UPGRADE, I TOLD THEM I SURE HOPE YOUR NOT SENDING ME A COMPUTER THATS NOT GOING TO WORK, GUESS I WILL FIND OUT WHEN I GET IT ! :pt1cable:  THANX FOR THE RESPONSE, SURE GETTING TIRED OF THIS LONG ALASKAN WEATHER HERE IN FAIRBANKS. :pt1cable: 
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February 10, 2010 7:42:01 PM

cold1234 said:
I TRIED THAT BEFORE POSTING THIS, I CALLED THE CO. I PURCHASED THE BAREBONE COMP. FROM TO TALK ABOUT THIS MOBO COMBO THEY OFFER, THATS WHO SAYS THEY REVISED IT, BUT HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO FIND ANYTHING ON THE UPGRADE, I TOLD THEM I SURE HOPE YOUR NOT SENDING ME A COMPUTER THATS NOT GOING TO WORK, GUESS I WILL FIND OUT WHEN I GET IT ! :pt1cable:  THANX FOR THE RESPONSE, SURE GETTING TIRED OF THIS LONG ALASKAN WEATHER HERE IN FAIRBANKS. :pt1cable: 


I understand your dilemma but I would have placed a call/sent email to ECS (as they are the motherboard's manufacturer) to find out if the board worked with CPUs over 95W. As ECS have not posted/updated the GF8200A's CPU list explicitly stating so, I would assume that CPUs over 95W are not supported. One clue if they had revised the CPU limits would have been the fairly recent BIOS update for the GF8200A - 1/25/10 to be exact. Sadly, there was no CPU revision update with the new BIOS.

See if you can return/exchange the combo for the A780GM-A or another board that does support CPUs over 95W. As for the retailer's claim that the GF8200A supports higher wattage CPUs, they are all about sales. Do a Google search for GF8200A CPU support and go from there. Who knows, the CPU could possibly work but I wouldn't hold my breath.

Good Luck and stay warm! :) 
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