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MOBO support PhenomII x4 and not PhenomII x2? WHY?

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March 27, 2010 7:23:48 AM

hey ppl i saw this mobo that advertised on the box that it supports AM3 CPU's and also there is a logo of the PhenomII x4 CPU one the box, but the specification of the mobo says that it could only support up to 65watts only!!!! And the PhenomII x2 is 85 watts i think.....will the the dual core work if it has the newwest bios update, and if it does wil there be any problems???????????


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March 27, 2010 10:47:09 AM

I would go to the motherboard's website and find the "cpu support" section and the bios version requirement for your cpu choice. It's the safest way to decide what board to order.
March 27, 2010 1:23:52 PM

No, it will not work, don't try it when it clearly says that it only supports up to 65 watts. Installing a cpu that requires power higher than the max power supported by the mobo might be dangerous.
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March 28, 2010 7:47:42 AM

ok thanks!!! btw i'm not seeing the phenomII 550 in the list tho but it still works with the board.!!!!....weird right???
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March 28, 2010 3:49:09 PM

65 watts? You are not reading something right.
Modern CPU's use 85-135 watts. 65 watts was common back in 1999 or 2000, not today.
March 29, 2010 4:52:59 AM

well there is some AM3 CPU's using 65watts like the athlon II series,it supports 65 watts AM2+ CPU's fine , but not AM3 over 65watts i dont know why!!!
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March 29, 2010 7:27:14 AM

There is no such thing as a board that is AM3 compatible at only 65w max CPU. Look at the spec's again.

Edited : we have found the one board that supports 65w AM3 CPU's.... lol
March 31, 2010 4:29:27 AM

http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=1450...



CPU

• AMD® Phenom/Athlon/Sempron CPU.
• Support socket AM3 CPU. (65W only
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Hyper Transport Bus

• HyperTransport 3.0 supporting speed up to 5200MT/s
- AM2 CPU supports HyperTransport 1.0/2.0
- AM2+ CPU supports HyperTransport 3.0

It says that it supports phenom but yet at only 65w. The only 65w phenom that I know of is the 905e so if you have not purchased the board yet, I would recommend you stay far away from it as possible. Get an asrock or gigabyte m-ATX.

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March 31, 2010 4:53:27 AM

It says that it supports phenom but yet at only 65w. The only 65w phenom that I know of is the 905e so if you have not purchased the board yet, I would recommend you stay far away from it as possible. Get an asrock or gigabyte m-ATX.[/quotemsg]
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April 5, 2010 12:21:24 AM

phenom21 said:
http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=1450...



CPU

• AMD® Phenom/Athlon/Sempron CPU.
• Support socket AM3 CPU. (65W only
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

Hyper Transport Bus

• HyperTransport 3.0 supporting speed up to 5200MT/s
- AM2 CPU supports HyperTransport 1.0/2.0
- AM2+ CPU supports HyperTransport 3.0

It says that it supports phenom but yet at only 65w. The only 65w phenom that I know of is the 905e so if you have not purchased the board yet, I would recommend you stay far away from it as possible. Get an asrock or gigabyte m-ATX.



Wow. I wouldn't put that board in in my x-wive's computer.
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