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Safe to run 125w cpu on 95w board?

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ECS website says my board supports 95w cpu only, but can unlock cpus.
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=1139&CategoryID=1&MenuID=19&LanID=0

But my unlocked athlon has 125w tdp:
phenomx1.jpg

should it be safe as long as I dont overclock or mess with the voltages?
Im not really sure about the real tdp of unlocked phenom b55.
Multipliers are locked so I can't underclock to 3ghz frown.gif
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I wouldn't. It could cause problems in the future, like fires, maybe explosions.
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;14486777 
I wouldn't. It could cause problems in the future, like fires, maybe explosions.

Haha i lolled tongue.gif

Does your ECS board have Mosfet cooling near the CPU? and what kind of phase u got? u want something like 8+1 or 6+1 phase design.
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I could be wrong but, drawing more power than something is rated for can lead to disaterous results....
use at your own risk.... have back-up parts handy when the fireworks start
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Will probably end in a fire, not an explosion. Don't do it.
    
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Haha i lolled tongue.gif

Does your ECS board have Mosfet cooling near the CPU? and what kind of phase u got? u want something like 8+1 or 6+1 phase design.

I'm being totally serious. I wouldn't be surprised if the MB caught on fire if someone tried running a 125W CPU on a 95W board with only 1 4-pin connector and 3+1 VRM's.
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I would not do it. When you unlock cores the wattage goes up.
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Originally Posted by HardheadedMurphy;14486799 
I could be wrong but, drawing more power than something is rated for can lead to disaterous results....
use at your own risk.... have back-up parts handy when the fireworks start

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Not safe if you overclock, not safe at all.
Its same as you try to put 200killos on something that can only hold 150killos.
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lol, i guess ecs' idea of unlocking is pretty much useless since cpus unlock to 125w quad cores.

I've been running the unlocked phenom for a few hours now. no problems yet but ive only stress tested it for half an hour before using.
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