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 134 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: ForumHow much wattage will I need to overclock my CPU and videoboard? ForumWhat wattage of a power supply can hold 1333 MHZ motherboard ForumWhich wattage of PSU and is everything compatible? Forum[New Build] Compatibility/PSU wattage /Case size question/Heatsink ForumCPU max wattage Forum ForumCPU 'S,Mobo,& Wattage ForumPsu wattage ForumI need rediculous amount of wattage . ForumHow Much Wattage Will i Need For This Build? ForumMotherboard compatability ? ForumGraphics card wattage be able to run on my psu ForumNeed help selecting wattage for my new rig >< ForumHow much Wattage does my PC need? ForumIs my CPU using too little wattage ? ForumAm3 CPU in AM2 motherboard ? Wattage is correct. Forumdell xps 400,what is the power supply wattage on this system ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumWhich CPU is best for gaming Q9550 or Q6600?? ForumI7 CPU cooler suggestions More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !