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CPU + MOTHERBOARD WATTAGE COMPATABILITY
Dec 27, 2010, 1:52 PM
Can I use a CPU with a wattage of 125W on a Motherboard that specifies 95W and would this cause any damage
Dec 27, 2010
motherboard wattage compatability
Dec 27, 2010, 2:03 PM
Usually only with a bios update to support 125w cpu's and even then some say its not the best thing to do.
If the cpu isn't listed as supported on the mobo's support list and there is no bios update then no.
Dec 27, 2010, 2:58 PM
Thanks for your time, I guess I'll have to return the CPU
Thaks once again
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Dec 27, 2010, 3:16 PM
If the motherboard specifies 95W CPUs it wont have BIOS support for a 125W CPU, because running one has the potential to overtax its CPU VRMs and make them overheat and fail prematurely.
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