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Could you recommend me a new motherboard? Is there any chance there's a mobo that would be compatible with Phenom II and the upcoming bulldozer?
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Could you recommend me a new motherboard? Is there any chance there's a mobo that would be compatible with Phenom II and the upcoming bulldozer?
How much money you have to spend ?!
   
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Again, if you leave volts at stock it'll be okay. Start applying more voltage and then you could have the motherboard die. Anyway, since you're on AM2+, you're better off getting a used motherboard if you want to keep the 940. You won't be able to get a Bulldozer compatible motherboard with your current platform. Look in the OCN Marketplace for deals.
    
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Again, if you leave volts at stock it'll be okay. Start applying more voltage and then you could have the motherboard die. Anyway, since you're on AM2+, you're better off getting a used motherboard if you want to keep the 940. You won't be able to get a Bulldozer compatible motherboard with your current platform. Look in the OCN Marketplace for deals.
With the processor over the TDP rating, this I can't agree with. If the board was rated for 125W processors then sure, leave it at stock speed and it'll be fine can possibly apply, but that is not the case. This is pushing the system beyond the limits and into unsafe territory. The stock cooler is not being used either, which is a critical component of VRM cooling.

OCN marketplace may have a couple good AM2+ motherboards for sale... i.e. an ASUS M4A785-M, though it is a 4+1 phase with no heatsink, would be a huge improvement. AM2+ boards being sold new at store with decent quality are hard to find.
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With the processor over the TDP rating, this I can't agree with. If the board was rated for 125W processors then sure, leave it at stock speed and it'll be fine can possibly apply, but that is not the case. This is pushing the system beyond the limits and into unsafe territory. The stock cooler is not being used either, which is a critical component of VRM cooling.

OCN marketplace may have a couple good AM2+ motherboards for sale... i.e. an ASUS M4A785-M, though it is a 4+1 phase with no heatsink, would be a huge improvement. AM2+ boards being sold new at store with decent quality are hard to find.
Well, we'll have to agree to disagree.

OP: Anyway, if you want any serious OCing, a new motherboard is gonna be needed. However, you should take into account that you're gonna be throwing money at a sinking ship. You have no upgrade path. You need a completely new platform if you want Bulldozer.
    
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Again, if you leave volts at stock it'll be okay. Start applying more voltage and then you could have the motherboard die. Anyway, since you're on AM2+, you're better off getting a used motherboard if you want to keep the 940. You won't be able to get a Bulldozer compatible motherboard with your current platform. Look in the OCN Marketplace for deals.
If i m not mistaking Phenom 2 940 will not work in a AM3 mobo as it s a AM2+ CPU only.
   
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Ok well I can revert to my old Athlon x2 5200 to resolve this issue I guess. What about a board for my next computer? 100-150$ range, bulldozer compatible, don't care about usb 3.0, possibly 2x PCIx16 slots (maybe a recommendation for 1 slot and one for 2 slots). Looks like I have a lot to learn still. THanks for the help. +1 repping those who helped the most
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Ok well I can revert to my old Athlon x2 5200 to resolve this issue I guess. What about a board for my next computer? 100-150$ range, bulldozer compatible, don't care about usb 3.0, possibly 2x PCIx16 slots (maybe a recommendation for 1 slot and one for 2 slots). Looks like I have a lot to learn still. THanks for the help. +1 repping those who helped the most
Well, what are you gonna do with your current 940? And again, you're gonna need new RAM to go along with the new mobo.
    
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my mobo is 140W capable, but with my OC, my CPU can push 300 watts, so no, I don't think anything can happen to it
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my mobo is 140W capable, but with my OC, my CPU can push 300 watts, so no, I don't think anything can happen to it
300W ?!
You think it wont happen ?
This has nothing to do with thinking ,it s about the physical limits of the VRM.
   
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