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September 18, 2010 12:29:33 AM

I was wondering if my Biostar TA770 A2+ motherboard can handle this AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2 GHz 4x512 KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail HDZ955WFGBMBOX. I was about to buy but then i read that some motherboards only can only handle 95w CPUs. This one is 125w. I cannot find anywhere on the motherboard manual that says it can handle so and so wattage. Please help... Thanks in advance.

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a c 236 V Motherboard
September 18, 2010 1:00:28 AM

Based on the BIOSTAR website ( http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/t-series/cpu_support.p... ), it won't support any Phenom II processors, so you'll need a motherboard replacement.

You can contact BIOSTAR directly to verify if it is supported but just hasn't been updated on the site.
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September 18, 2010 1:31:25 AM

i wont support it even tho its the same socket?
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September 18, 2010 1:41:11 AM

X4 955BE is a AM3 CPU that has a tdp of 125watts. Some of the early AMD 770 / SB600 had issues with that high rated CPU's and are limited to tdp of 95watts. I have one of those boards from Gigabyte and they did not bother with BIOS updates for AM3 CPU support.
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a c 236 V Motherboard
September 18, 2010 1:43:08 AM

No, your BIOS have to be able to support it since it is an AM3 socket, which is slightly different than the AM2+.

I would double check with BIOSTAR to confirm what the website says about not supporting the CPU.
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September 29, 2010 1:21:24 AM

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