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November 24, 2012 12:17:54 AM

I'm shopping at the moment and I have this mobo http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume... According to this article, it can only run AM3 95W processors, but i need to know if its possible for me to run an AM3 125W processor with an upgraded PSU. If not, Which is the most powerful CPU I could get for my requirements.

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November 24, 2012 12:27:20 AM

No 125watt regardless of PSU. X4 945 or X6 1045 are 95watt.
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November 24, 2012 12:34:18 AM

Afriad not. Your motherboard only supports 95W cpus. Any more and it wouldnt work. Even if you upgraded the PSU, it doesnt matter. Its about how much power the Motherboard can supply the CPU.

AFAIK the AMD Phenom II X4 945 is 95W. Any higher number pushes it into the 125W mark. Have a gander at the supported CPU list for the motherboard. It should give you a good idea on what to look for.

Unless anyone else can give better advice :) 

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November 24, 2012 12:34:22 AM

PSU won't improve the motherboard's ability to feed current to the CPU socket or deal with the extra heat of 125W unit.

For multi-threaded applications, the 1045t will be the most "power" you can get for that board.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

However, for gaming, the higher clock speed of a 3 or 4 core 95w chip will help more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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November 24, 2012 12:43:06 AM

Alrighty. Im just trying to find the absolute best for my restraints. Phenom II X4 960T Zosma was what i was looking at, but couldnt find it on any website.
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November 24, 2012 12:51:18 AM

Also, would any of the possible upgrades make it worth while as i currently have a athlon II x4 635, or should i invest in a new mobo alltogether?
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November 24, 2012 1:06:56 AM

If that's what you have now, then not worth it for gaming.

If you are using multi-threaded applications, the 6-core 1045t would be a good bump, but most games will never touch the extra cores.
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December 3, 2012 10:57:49 PM

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