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Max TDP on my acer system? 125w cpu fit?

i have a acer x3400g, i want to put a decent phenom in it. but im not sure if it supports 125w or a 95w. this chart is confusing but i dont wanna short my computer and be outta luck with no computer :( somebody help plz here is the link of this computer http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/2010/acer/aspire/AspireX3400G/AspireX3400Gsp2.shtml plz help me figure this out.

system specs on this one i bought
acer x3400g
athlon ii x2 255 3.1ghz
4gig 1333mhz ddr3 ram
motherboard unknown ????? confused.
nvidia gt 430 1gig ddr3 video card
350w psu
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  1. sogone209 said:
    i have a acer x3400g, i want to put a decent phenom in it. but im not sure if it supports 125w or a 95w. this chart is confusing but i dont wanna short my computer and be outta luck with no computer :( somebody help plz here is the link of this computer http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/2010/acer/aspire/AspireX3400G/AspireX3400Gsp2.shtml plz help me figure this out.

    system specs on this one i bought
    acer x3400g
    athlon ii x2 255 3.1ghz
    4gig 1333mhz ddr3 ram
    motherboard unknown ????? confused.
    nvidia gt 430 1gig ddr3 video card
    350w psu

    125w CPUs are supported according to the link. I suggest the 965BE. Good luck!
  2. should i refer to that chart from acer itself or somehow check my motherboard? but yea i noticed it said 965 is supported with 125w tdp, and i upgraded the psu from 220w to 350w. i should be good with that 50w gt 430 and 125w cpu. and right now the 965black edition is 129 on new egg sale :) i might just buy it right now :) im just hoping i dont burn up my motherboard trying to get the best upgrades for this 350 dollar computer.
  3. nevermind i took the panel off and read the motherboard and its showed a 95v :) good thing i didnt get a 125w :)
  4. The info for your system clearly indicates support for 125w CPUs. You may have a 95w one now.

    Adding the 965BE should not be an issue, especially since you can't overclock that Acer system anyway.

    Good luck!
  5. Best answer
    Never assume TDP and CPUID are the same, they're not.

    Most OEM MOBO's have a VERY LIMITED CPUID support. Unless your Aspire X3400G lists a CPU assume the other CPU's will NOT work. If the CPUID is lacking the CPU might run but it will be severely limited and 'dummied-down' or simply Fail to Post.

    I strongly suggest that you contact ACER and get a list of supported CPU(s) -> http://secure3.tx.acer.com/findsystem/FindSystem.aspx?title=Contact+Support&brand=Acer

    ref - http://support.acer.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=1&modelId=3446 ; no info
  6. actually COLgeek your wrong sorry to say. but i contacted acer and they even explained to me why and what my motherboard supports. and its definately 95w. :) they even showed me where the voltage or wattage indication was on my motherboard :) thanks for your time tho. and JAQUITH i know. it will only support any phenom ii up to x4 only not x6. and max TDP is 95w. thank you
  7. Glad you got a definitive answer. I just went by the link for your system and what it says. Good job.
  8. OEM's 'Goal' is to sell you a 'new PC', plus to limit your control (lack) of any OC'ing... ;)
  9. jaquith said:
    OEM's 'Goal' is to sell you a 'new PC', plus to limit your control (lack) of any OC'ing... ;)

    +10000^ This is VERY true.
  10. Best answer selected by sogone209.
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