CPU + MOTHERBOARD WATTAGE COMPATABILITY Tags: CPUs Motherboards Components Last response: December 27, 2010 3:16 PM in Components Share DELTEZ December 27, 2010 1:52:44 PM Hello, Can I use a CPU with a wattage of 125W on a Motherboard that specifies 95W and would this cause any damage More about : cpu motherboard wattage compatability beanoslim a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard December 27, 2010 2:03:14 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. DELTEZ December 27, 2010 2:58:31 PM Thanks for your time, I guess I'll have to return the CPU Thaks once again Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hunter315 a c 190 à CPUs a b V Motherboard December 27, 2010 3:16:59 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCPU and Motherboard compatability Forum SolvedMotherboard - CPU compatability Forum SolvedMotherboard CPU Compatability Forum CPU motherboard compatability Forum Solvedneed help with motherboard and cpu compatability Forum Am3 CPU in AM2 motherboard? Wattage is correct. Forum SolvedAsus motherboard and amd cpu compatability Forum Can I use a CPU that's a higher wattage than my motherboard supports? Forum SolvedCpu Motherboard Compatability Forum cpu and motherboard compatability Forum SolvedMotherboard and cpu compatability Forum Motherboard, RAM, CPU upgrade. Compatability? Forum Motherboard - CPU compatability Forum Memory Compatability With this motherboard and CPU Forum SolvedMotherboard and CPU compatibility Forum SolvedCPU-Motherboard Compatibility Check Forum Checking compatability of cor 2 duo CPU and 2GB RAM with Gigabyte motherboard Forum Motherboard/CPU compatability Forum SolvedIs this CPU compatible? And Can I still Overclock with it using this Motherboard? Forum SolvedCPU / motherboard compatibility Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !