CPU -motherboard compatibility

Hello .

I have selected a motherboard to buy for a gaming computer I'm currently building, and have recently been checking compatibility between all the components I have selected however recently when I was checking the list of compatible processors I did not see the processor I would like to buy on the list .

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Bulldozer-FX-6100-Socket-Processor/dp/B005UBNKWO/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1328732611&sr=8-14

here is the motherboard :
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-M5A78L-M-USB3-Motherboard-Socket/dp/B0054U7HIO/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1328730921&sr=1-6

Any help would be appreciated , and also is the processor I have chosen suitable for gaming ? , from the list I was looking at it seemed to have the best value .

Thanks for help :wahoo:
10 answers Last reply
More about motherboard compatibility
  1. Hello Hakestom;

    It's FX 6100 is fully compatible with the Asus M5A78L-M.
    And the FX 6100 is actuily on the CPU support list for that motherboard.
    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78LM_LX/#CPUS
    It's just a long list and there is a window slider over on the right side to scroll down to where the FX 6100 is listed.
  2. WR2 said:
    Hello Hakestom;

    It's FX 6100 is fully compatible with the Asus M5A78L-M.
    And the FX 6100 is actuily on the CPU support list for that motherboard.
    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78LM_LX/#CPUS
    It's just a long list and there is a window slider over on the right side to scroll down to where the FX 6100 is listed.



    Thanks for help , just wanted a confirmation before I went ahead buying everything
  3. That CPU IS on the compatibility list for that Motherboard. Not sure where you were checking, but look at this list. It clearly shows the FX-6100:
    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78LMUSB3/#CPUS
  4. hakestom said:
    also is the processor I have chosen suitable for gaming ? , from the list I was looking at it seemed to have the best value
    What list where you looking at? Just the CPUs for that specific motherboard?

    It's actually a decent choice for gaming - but there are other choices close in price that would be a slightly better option.

    And that motherboard is limiting you to 95W TPD CPUs instead of the more powerful 125W TPD CPU models.
  5. WR2 said:
    What list where you looking at? Just the CPUs for that specific motherboard?

    It's actually a decent choice for gaming - but there are other choices close in price that would be a slightly better option.

    And that motherboard is limiting you to 95W TPD CPUs instead of the more powerful 125W TPD CPU models.


    Is that a large problem ?
    or should I just stick with the current board , I mean will it significantly increase performance if I go up to 125w tbd models ?
    I'm quite tight on money for my build
  6. If you're on a tight budget you don't need to worry about that combo.

    What graphics card are you going to be using with that CPU/MB combo?
  7. WR2 said:
    If you're on a tight budget you don't need to worry about that combo.

    What graphics card are you going to be using with that CPU/MB combo?


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-GeForce-TI-DirectCu-Graphics/dp/B004RHPN2M/ref=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&qid=1328812802&sr=8-20

    It looks good for the price don't you think ?


    But I don't understand what you mean the w tpd and motherboard limiting .
    Will this affect the peformance of my cpu/other components a lot ?
  8. What is your monitor resolution?
    Usually, the graphics card is considerably more expensive than the CPU/MB/RAM to get a balanced gaming build.

    There are more powerful CPUs on the market that aren't listed on that motherboard CPU support list.
  9. WR2 said:
    What is your monitor resolution?
    Usually, the graphics card is considerably more expensive than the CPU/MB/RAM to get a balanced gaming build.

    There are more powerful CPUs on the market that aren't listed on that motherboard CPU support list.



    1920*1080 , Do you reccommend upgrading graphics to increase gaming peformance for this rig then ?

    My maximum budget for graphics is 120-140 pounds
  10. I think the GTX 550ti is just a bit light for 1920x1080 gaming - for most gamers.
    What games will you by playing - and do you expect to run on the highest possible graphics settings?
    Or are you a more relaxed, casual gamer?
Ask a new question

Read More

CPUs Gaming Compatibility Motherboards Processors Product