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MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Motherboard CPU Compatibility?
« on: 21-December-12, 06:05:14 »

Ill be getting the MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Motherboard here shortly.

On every website I find it for sale, it says it only supports up to 95w cpus.
On MSI it states it will handle the 125w CPU just fine.

I want to use an AMD FX-8120 Which is says it supports.
I later found an article that they now support the newer FX Cards with a bios update.

Will I be able to run this CPU with the Motherboard prior to the Bios Flash? I dont want to buy two CPUs. One originally compatible, and the one I want.

Can I flash the bios on first boot with the CPU described and be okay?

I just dont want to burn out the mobo or anything trying to run incompatible stuff.

If anyone can fully clarify this, that would be awesome!
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Re: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Motherboard CPU Compatibility?
« Reply #1 on: 21-December-12, 06:38:52 »

 Avoid using 125W CPU as they can and probably will fry CPU VRM MOSFETs. Same can happen using 95W CPU if overclocked. 125W CPUs may be in the list as being supported but avoid using them.

 As far as CPU support by BIOS you can check that when you get the MB or have the retailer you are buying from to check the BIOS version on the MB. The BIOS number is on the green sticker on the BIOS chip:

 
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Re: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Motherboard CPU Compatibility?
« Reply #2 on: 21-December-12, 18:47:12 »

Avoid using 125W CPU as they can and probably will fry CPU VRM MOSFETs. Same can happen using 95W CPU if overclocked. 125W CPUs may be in the list as being supported but avoid using them.

 As far as CPU support by BIOS you can check that when you get the MB or have the retailer you are buying from to check the BIOS version on the MB. The BIOS number is on the green sticker on the BIOS chip:

 

Should I look for a higher quality board to run the 125w CPU?
Everyone is saying it will be fine, your the first to say otherwise.
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Re: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Motherboard CPU Compatibility?
« Reply #3 on: 21-December-12, 18:55:22 »

I looked into what exactly the VRM Mosfets are and read that the higher the phase the better when it comes to running a 125w CPU.

How did you find out the phase for that motherboard? On MSI's product page it doesnt mention anything about it and ive looked into easily 5 alternatives now.

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Re: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Motherboard CPU Compatibility?
« Reply #4 on: 21-December-12, 19:22:04 »

Experience here on the forums  and confirmation from MSI.

When the 125 watt cpus first came out, this would smoke the vrm/mosfet under stress tests.
Then they introduced a bios fix that throttles down the cpu before the mosfet melts.

This is  the downfall of always using the same socket, many boards are "compatible" but weren't designed for the newer equipment. This one for instance will run a 125 watt cpu under "normal" conditions. However is you try to stress the cpu or render, it will throttle the cpu and report a temp of 255C.
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