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Windows 7: Does the CPU's W have to match the power supply or the motherboard?

09 Jul 2012   #1
drake717

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 
Does the CPU's W have to match the power supply or the motherboard?

or the video card? The CPU i want to buy has 35W, do i have to look up if my motherboard or power supply or video card supports that?


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09 Jul 2012   #2
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

When looking at a new CPU's compatibility to a system, check whether:-

1) Your CPU supports the socket that your motherboad has.

2) Your motherboard's BIOS supports your CPU, if it doesn't, check the manufacturer's website for updates that'll allow support.

3) Your current cooling setup (Heat sink and fan) supports the new CPU.

4) Your Power Supply Unit (PSU) is powerful enough to handle the CPU. This is what you meant in your above.

Fill up your current system specs and tell us which CPU it is you intend to upgrade to so that we can advise you further.

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Hope that helps!
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09 Jul 2012   #3
drake717

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
When looking at a new CPU's compatibility to a system, check whether:-

1) Your CPU supports the socket that your motherboad has.

2) Your motherboard's BIOS supports your CPU, if it doesn't, check the manufacturer's website for updates that'll allow support.

3) Your current cooling setup (Heat sink and fan) supports the new CPU.

4) Your Power Supply Unit (PSU) is powerful enough to handle the CPU. This is what you meant in your above.

Fill up your current system specs and tell us which CPU it is you intend to upgrade to so that we can advise you further.

System Info - See Your System Specs

Hope that helps!

This is the CPU:
Intel Celeron 450 - HH80557RG049512

And the motherboard:

ASRock > Products > P5B-DE


I don't know where to look to see if the BIOS is supported, i think the rest work. Would it work?
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09 Jul 2012   #4
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Looking at those links you've provided, I reckon it should work.

The Celeron is a low end CPU that uses socket LGA 775 which your motherboard has.

Your power supply should be sufficient for the CPU.
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09 Jul 2012   #5
drake717

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
Looking at those links you've provided, I reckon it should work.

The Celeron is a low end CPU that uses socket LGA 775 which your motherboard has.

Your power supply should be sufficient for the CPU.

Thank you for answering, I don't know about the BIOS thow
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09 Jul 2012   #6
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

According to that same link you gave me, support for that CPU's family was mentioned specifically, which would in turn, imply native BIOS support for that CPU.
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09 Jul 2012   #7
drake717

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
According to that same link you gave me, support for that CPU's family was mentioned specifically, which would in turn, imply native BIOS support for that CPU.
Thanx
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09 Jul 2012   #8
drake717

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 
If a CPU is on a support list of a MotherB does it mean the BIOS would

work on that motherboard?

I don't know where to look to see if the motherboard's BIOS would work with this CPU.

The list:

ASRock > Products > P5B-DE

The CPU:

Intel Celeron 450 - HH80557RG049512
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09 Jul 2012   #9
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Hello again Drake,

Here's what you're looking for in that list,

-capture1.png

Like I've mentioned in the other thread, if the CPU support list shows your CPU, it definitely, without a doubt, means that it's 100% compatible with it, BIOS included.

A CPU would not be on a motherboard's support list by the manufacturer unless it was tested to work on that specific motherboard and it's BIOS firmware.

EDIT:- In case you're still not convinced, BIOS updates can be downloaded for your motherboard here..

http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.as...l=P5B-DE&o=All


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09 Jul 2012   #10
drake717

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
Hello again Drake,

Here's what you're looking for in that list,

Attachment 220585

Like I've mentioned in the other thread, if the CPU support list shows your CPU, it definitely, without a doubt, means that it's 100% compatible with it, BIOS included.

A CPU would not be on a motherboard's support list by the manufacturer unless it was tested to work on that specific motherboard and it's BIOS firmware.

EDIT:- In case you're still not convinced, BIOS updates can be downloaded for your motherboard here..

ASRock > Products > Motherboard > P5B-DE > Download
Thank a lot. It's not that i wasn't convinced, but i'm not very familiar with these things and i didn't know if just by the fact that the CPU is on that list it included everything, even if that should be enough. Thanx
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