Topic Title: AMD FX CPU And ASUS MB Compatibility
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Created On: 11/25/2012 09:27 PM
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 11/25/2012 09:27 PM
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I'm crossing my fingers that the following that I just ordered are compatible. I was always under the impression that a board that had a AM3+ socket would just run a AM3+ processor. However, now checking the ASUS MB supported CPU list, the AMD FX-4130 is not listed.

AMD FX-4130 Specs:

AMD FD4130FRGUBOX FX-4130 Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 4MB L2 Cache, 3.8GHz (3.9GHz Max Turbo), Socket AM3+, 125W, Fan, Unlocked


ASUS M5A97 LE  R2.0 Motherboard Specs:


AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU
Supports CPU up to 8 cores
Supports CPU up to 140 W
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology


AMD 970/SB950


4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
* Refer to or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.
* Due to CPU spec., AMD 100 series CPUs support up to DDR3 1066MHz. With ASUS design, this motherboard can support up to DDR3 1333MHz.


Am I toast or will it work?

Thank you


 11/26/2012 05:48 AM
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Yes it will definitely work! mostly the compatibility is dependent on the TDP (Thermal Power Design). Your motherboard supports upto 140W. The CPU is of 125W. Go ahead and enjoy the processor. But it wont get overclocked beyond 4.7-4.8 GHz

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