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Did I score a 125 w Mobo by mistake?

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October 5, 2012 2:15:12 PM

Hi,
Thanks for reading! Please help if you can!

Here is a link to my cpu support list
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
K9A2 CF-F is what the mobo says but I can't find one just for the K9A2 CF-F

CPU Anthlon 64 X2 dual core 3.00 Ghz
here's the thing:
My mobo support has a red lettering in the top left corner of that page I linked you to and mine, I'm pretty dang sure, starts with those numbers and my CPU is allegedly 125 w
What is the deal?

I also just got an AMD FX Quad-Core Processor 4100 (3.6 GHz) AM3+, Retail (Black edition)
because I am trying to get better graphics for games like skyrim and etc without just dropping the bank into the toilet.

Should I cancel the order and is there probably damage to my motherboard?

Upgrade recommendations options are appreciated for future use. ex right now I have Hd 5750 which runs skyrim on high with quite decent frames.

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October 5, 2012 3:03:22 PM

That mobo will not support a FX-4100, if that is your question, as it supports no AM3+ CPUs.
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October 5, 2012 3:41:13 PM

so am2+ won't work with a am3+?
my other question is why the 125 w is working when my mobo support says it shouldn't
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October 5, 2012 3:48:09 PM

Nope, you can't use an AM2+ mobo with an AM3+ CPU in this case. There are electrical differences between the AM3+ socket and previous versions.

With your existing config, the system will work with the higher TDP CPU in most cases, but you may (or may not) have some eventual heat/power issues. I wouldn't OC such a system and I would keep an eye on system temps.
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October 5, 2012 3:53:15 PM

Could you recommend a fairly inexpensive upgrade for a mobo?

my temperatures are cpu 35 mainboard 25 videocard 33 harddisk 36 fan speed 3042 rpm

runningskyrim minamized
cpu 41 main 32 gpu 37 fan 3042
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October 5, 2012 3:57:46 PM

nevadead said:
so am2+ won't work with a am3+?
my other question is why the 125 w is working when my mobo support says it shouldn't


Only CPU's till AM3 are supported. The new FX chips are all AM3+ CPU's. It won't work on your motherboard.
According to your link, your mobo DOES support 125W phenom II x4's. Scroll about 80% down on that CPU list:) 

FYI, an AM3+ chip will work officially only on an AM3+ motherboard.
An AM3 chip can work on AM2+, AM3 as well as AM3+ motherboards.
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October 5, 2012 4:07:34 PM

$hawn said:
Only CPU's till AM3 are supported. The new FX chips are all AM3+ CPU's. It won't work on your motherboard.
According to your link, your mobo DOES support 125W phenom II x4's. Scroll about 80% down on that CPU list:) 

FYI, an AM3+ chip will work officially only on an AM3+ motherboard.
An AM3 chip can work on AM2+, AM3 as well as AM3+ motherboards.


it's an Anthlon :heink: 
CPU Anthlon 64 X2 dual core 3.00 Ghz
not a phenom did you mean anthlon?
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October 5, 2012 4:11:08 PM

It does appear that your current CPU is supported and that mobo does indeed support 125w CPUs. Are you 100% sure this is the mobo you have? If so, your current config is fine.
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October 5, 2012 4:12:21 PM

I would recommend a single, more capable GPU over 2 lesser, Crossfired GPUs in almost every situation.
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October 5, 2012 4:17:21 PM

nevadead said:
it's an Anthlon :heink: 
CPU Anthlon 64 X2 dual core 3.00 Ghz
not a phenom did you mean anthlon?


Its Athlon not anthlon.
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October 5, 2012 4:23:17 PM

COLGeek said:
I would recommend a single, more capable GPU over 2 lesser, Crossfired GPUs in almost every situation.

agreed. Thank you both for your time!
Those mobos look like great deals, much obliged!
I think I'll grab a -wait the chipset matches your recommended mobos for the fx cpu?
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October 5, 2012 4:25:34 PM

Yes, those mobos support AM3+ CPUs like the FX-4100
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October 5, 2012 4:26:06 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
Its Athlon not anthlon.

hahaha
my bad
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October 5, 2012 4:27:49 PM

COLGeek said:
Yes, those mobos support AM3+ CPUs like the FX-4100

so what is the significance of the chipset of the mobo?
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October 5, 2012 4:32:09 PM

The Asrock I recommended uses the AMD 770 chipset. The MSI uses the AMD 970 chipset. Of the 2, the MSI is the one I would use.
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October 5, 2012 4:40:03 PM

What make/model of PSU are you using?
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October 5, 2012 4:51:09 PM

And your reason why?
Modular is nice but it's a fair bit of money for something slightly more functional, yea?
The wattage is 10w less
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October 5, 2012 4:57:23 PM

Seasonic makes a great PSU. Rosewill makes an inexpensive PSU. With PSUs, you want quality.
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October 5, 2012 4:59:56 PM

I'll put it on my upgrade list. Thanks for your time and feedback.
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October 5, 2012 5:02:12 PM

Good luck and have fun!
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October 5, 2012 5:12:00 PM

COLGeek said:
Good luck and have fun!

Much thanks I just am struggling which of your comments to seem best lol
If you hade some closIng thoughts on psu by seasonic and if the Roswell is an immediate risk to the components I'd appreciate it. The seasonic seems more thorough choice just not immediately necessary.
You would happen to be payed for your recommendations would you? Your service has been quite helpful and wondered if the site deals rewards to its experts.
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October 5, 2012 5:14:36 PM

Best answer selected by nevadead.
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October 5, 2012 5:17:33 PM

Let your budget decide. The Rosewill will be okay, don't be afraid to use it, but the Seasonic is much better.

Nope, I am definitely not paid. Just a geek trying to help.
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October 5, 2012 6:00:48 PM

COLGeek said:
Let your budget decide. The Rosewill will be okay, don't be afraid to use it, but the Seasonic is much better.

Nope, I am definitely not paid. Just a geek trying to help.

Gotcha. Well it was indeed helpful geekness.
Now comes the pay up :D 
Budgets definately are good advisers.
I'll let you know how it goes perhaps but thanks for now, ciao!
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October 8, 2012 3:35:01 PM

$hawn said:
Only CPU's till AM3 are supported. The new FX chips are all AM3+ CPU's. It won't work on your motherboard.
According to your link, your mobo DOES support 125W phenom II x4's. Scroll about 80% down on that CPU list:) 

FYI, an AM3+ chip will work officially only on an AM3+ motherboard.
An AM3 chip can work on AM2+, AM3 as well as AM3+ motherboards.


yes this is what I thought they meant by am2+ supports am3
i just failed to reallize that the fx 4100 is not supported because am3+ is not am2+ compatible.
Thank you for the fyi though, I do appreciate it!
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