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Windows 7: 125w CPU in a 95w mobo?

06 Sep 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
125w CPU in a 95w mobo?

I just recently bought an AMD FX-8150 125w

I was wondering if i would have any long term issues with it in my GA-78LMT-S2P REV 4.0, Chipset: 760g mobo
The mobo specs say that it only supports up to 95w processor

When i first installed the CPU it was displayed as an AMD FX-8150 @ 2.8ghz
I went into the bios and manually clocked it to stock speed at 3.6ghz

and feedback would be appreciated

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09 Sep 2012   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

As you say, that MB only supports 95W CPUs, and the 8150 is not on the supported list:

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Socket AM3+ - AMD 760G - GA-78LMT-S2P (rev. 4.0)

You will almost certainly fry your MB after a time. I'd warrant sooner then later. The voltage regulators at the least will not stand up to it. It seriously could cause a fire. I will defer to our hardware experts, but the fact it is running now is probably very lucky. A Guy
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