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[Pls rspd ASAP] Processor Compatibility

Hi!

I've recently purchased a ZOTAC GeForce 6100-ITX motherboard. I opened the box to find that the maximum supported TDP is 65 Watts. This is a big problem since my (am2) processor(s) is(are) 89 Watts. Will I be able to use an 89 watt processor on this motherboard? I've looked up this situation and found the link below:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120704195330AAuxj36
^that link is not very helpful...


Please reply ASAP :bounce: , and if it isn't compatible I will need to to return it ASAP.

Thank you all for any help you can give,

Sam H.
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    Nope, not going to work. There is a reason boards have the wattage limits on them and in the microcode for BIOS they explicitly avoid supporting chips that require more power than the board can safely support.

    You can find the CPU support list for that board linked to from the bottom of this page, it is a very short list
    http://www.zotac.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=215&Itemid=100059&lang=en
  2. no. here is a list of the CPUs you can use with the motherboard:
    Athlon 3000+ 1.8GHz 90nm 62W
    Athlon 3200+ 2.0GHz 90nm 62W
    Athlon 3500+ 2.2GHz 90nm 62W
    Athlon 3800+ 2.4GHz 90nm 62W
    Athlon 4000+ 2.6GHz 90nm 62W
    Athlon LE-1660 2.8GHz 65nm 45W

    Athlon II X2 215 2.7GHz 45nm 65W
    Athlon II X2 220 2.8GHz 45nm 65W
    Athlon II X2 235e 2.7GHz 45nm 45W
    Athlon II X2 240e 2.8GHz 45nm 45W
    Athlon II X2 245 2.9GHz 45nm 65W
    Athlon II X2 250 3.0GHz 45nm 65W
    Athlon II X2 255 3.1GHz 45nm 65W
    Athlon II X3 400e 2.2GHz 45nm 45W
    Athlon II X3 405e 2.3GHz 45nm 45W
    Athlon II X3 415e 2.5GHz 45nm 45W
    Athlon II X4 600e 2.2GHz 45nm 45W

    Athlon X2 3600+ 2.0GHz 90nm 65W
    Athlon X2 3800+ 2.0GHz 90nm 65W
    Athlon X2 4400+ 2.2GHz 90nm 65W
    Athlon X2 4800+ 2.5GHz 65nm 65W
    Athlon X2 4850e 2.5GHz 65nm 45W
    Athlon X2 5000+ 2.6GHz 65nm 65W
    Athlon X2 BE-2300 1.9GHz 65nm 45W
    Athlon X2 BE-2350 2.1GHz 65nm 45W
    Athlon X2 BE-2400 2.3GHz 65nm 45W

    Phenom II X3 700e 2.4GHz 45nm 65W
    Phenom II X3 705e 2.5GHz 45nm 65W
    Phenom II X4 900e 2.4GHz 45nm 65W
    Phenom II X4 910e 2.6GHz 45nm 65W

    Phenom X3 8250e 1.9GHz 65nm 65W
    Phenom X4 9100e 1.8GHz 65nm 65W

    Sempron 140 2.7GHz 45nm 45W
    Sempron 2800+ 1.6GHz 90nm 62W
    Sempron 3200+ 1.8GHz 90nm 62W
    Sempron 3400+ 1.8GHz 90nm 62W
    Sempron 3500+ 2.0GHz 90nm 62W
    Sempron 3600+ 2.0GHz 90nm 62W
    Sempron 3800+ 2.2GHz 90nm 62W
    Sempron LE-1250 2.2GHz 65nm 45W
    Sempron LE-1300 2.3GHz 65nm 45W
    Sempron X2 180 2.4GHz 45nm 45W
    Sempron X2 2100 1.8GHz 65nm 65W
    Sempron X2 2300 2.2GHz 65nm 65W
  3. hunter315 said:
    Nope, not going to work. There is a reason boards have the wattage limits on them and in the microcode for BIOS they explicitly avoid supporting chips that require more power than the board can safely support.

    You can find the CPU support list for that board linked to from the bottom of this page, it is a very short list
    http://www.zotac.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=215&Itemid=100059&lang=en



    I heard that you could overkill with the cooling, and it would work... is that just a rumor or does it actually have any truth for it?
  4. Please take a look at this and see what you think....

    http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/help-with-maximum-tdp-supported

    Thanks as always...,
    Sam
  5. Problem with that theory is that it assumes it is only heat from the CPU that is the issue, the problem is that the VRMs, the circuit that delivers power from the PSU to the CPU, isn't built to handle an 89 W processor, the design may be physically incapable, unable to support the extra power draw for extended periods of time, or lack the cooling necessary for it to handle the extra heat.
  6. So no, it would probably destroy or motherboard.

    Or explode. I'd like to see explode :)
  7. amdfangirl said:
    So no, it would probably destroy or motherboard.

    Or explode. I'd like to see explode :)



    :non: :non:
    I will probably not try that... :??:


    :D
  8. Best answer selected by samhuang1999.
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