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Unlocking With MSI 760GM-P23 (FX)

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October 29, 2012 9:36:42 AM

Unlocking the hidden core is a very useful feature for most of motherboards. This feature is running successfully with MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) motherboard too.

But beware: except for a processor with 95 watts. Power requirement increases to 125 watts after unlocking, and this mobo can't work stable with this wattage, and even it means seriously risks for the motherboard's health.

I would recommend the mobo MSI 880GMA-E35 (FX) to the people who want a seamlessly unlocking with 95 watts processors.
October 29, 2012 10:53:19 AM

What da .... is this?
October 29, 2012 11:32:05 AM

Please explain for those who do not, what do you mean?
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October 30, 2012 8:41:23 AM

i used this board for long ang i assure you, i ran an unlocked athlon iix3 450-phenomii x4 b50 125w with no problem, i was even able to OC it
October 30, 2012 9:40:27 AM

gene_11 said:
i used this board for long ang i assure you, i ran an unlocked athlon iix3 450-phenomii x4 b50 125w with no problem, i was even able to OC it


I read many negative reviews and opinions about the matter before buying, but also some positives like yours. I decided to give it a try (was amazingly cheap). Unlocking was successful but worked for half an hour only. I asked to MSI technical support about the issue, no satisfactory reply. I bought another mobo for my desktop pc and used this to build a HTPC system. It's working now very well as a media center without any issue.

This is a cheap and poor motherboard. It can be used smoothly for simple tasks like office, music, movies etc. without any bios changing intended for oc or unlocking.

Everyone is not lucky like you.
October 30, 2012 10:14:19 AM

You'll find a reply of MSI team about the matter below;

Manufacturer Response:
Dear Andraxis,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.
This board can only support processors up to 95W TDP, it is also listed in our CPU support list below.
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/760GM-P23--FX-.html#?div=...
Please be advised that if a motherboard is not using the correct processor the board will eventually fail.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com
October 31, 2012 4:28:17 PM

at first i got BSODs, after adding volts and putting ram sinks to the PWN ckt. it began to run stable. you have to cool down those mosfets so that they wont fail. i think its cool doing some experiments. maybe msi said it can only run at 95w to be safe or its the safe zone,
October 31, 2012 9:17:03 PM

"This board can only support processors up to 95W TDP..."

"Please be advised that if a motherboard is not using the correct processor the board will eventually fail."

What part of these sentences is not clear?

I repeat; You are a lucky guy only...
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