Motherboard and CPU Power Tags: New Build Core CPUs Motherboards Systems Product Last response: November 29, 2010 3:02 AM in Systems Share Firestar November 28, 2010 10:54:08 PM I need to know if I get a AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor and unlock the 4th core, will it be compatible with my motherboard? my Motherboard I am planning on getting is the BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard It supportd core unlocking, but what I am worried about is the power of the CPU. The MB supports upto 95 watts, and the CPU is 95 watts, but will it be more after I unlock the 4th core? More about : motherboard cpu power ScrewySqrl a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard November 29, 2010 3:02:26 AM the 770 mobos support up to 140w C2 Phenom II 955/965, should have no problem wuth your unlocked P II B45 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPower Supply CPU slot on motherboard ForumCan I plug a 4 pin supplementary CPU power into an 8 pin motherboard ? Forum8-pin cpu power on the motherboard , CPU fan only 4-pin ForumNew Motherboard/CPU /RAM - will not power up ForumCan I power on an Asrock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard without a CPU ? ForumStart a motherboard without cpu ( but power for cpu ) ? ForumCan i connect only 1x4 Cpu power connector in Intel S3000ah motherboard ForumCan power on/off cycles affect the durability of a motherboard or CPU ? ForumMotherboard/CPU Power Question - Urgent ForumIs my CPU too powerful for my motherboard ? ForumBad motherboard , power supply, ram, CPU ? ForumMotherboard/CPU power question ForumCPU , MotherBoard or 4 pin power supply? ForumMotherboard/CPU Power Question ForumIs this gaming PC okay? ForumPC hit from power surge via ethernet cable ForumChanging motherboard on custom built computer with OEM COA ForumPower supply ForumHelp!!! Did I Fry My Motherboard???? ForumRunning lcd monitor off of PC power supply More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !