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Is the AMD Phenom II X4 945 Compatible With ASUS M2N SLI
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Sorry, found out now, it is biggrin.gif
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from ASUS website: Phenom IIX4 945 (HDX945WFK4DGM),3.0GHz,2048KB,95W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core, ALL, BIOS: 5001

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it'll require a bios update to 5001 to be used. other than that, yes...
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I have BIOS 5001 anyway, but I'm guessing its compatible with the black edition http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Phenom-Cache-Quad-core-Processor/dp/B002KV6MLS
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Originally Posted by M2NSLI View Post

I have BIOS 5001 anyway, but I'm guessing its compatible with the black edition http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Phenom-Cache-Quad-core-Processor/dp/B002KV6MLS

I'd take it easy with 125+w Processor's on that motherboard, wouldn't want to burn it out, no? biggrin.gif stick with 65w-95w Processor's anything higher and you'll risk your Motherboard going poof fast as it's unheatsinked and it might be a 4+1 Power Phase which 125+w Processor's don't play too nice with. but 65w and 95w do alright.
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Hmm, i'll keep that in mind and couldn't I heatsink it? Its got a good cooling system anyway and in future the CPU'll be watercooled, but the standard edition 3.0GHz is only 95W is the best bet to get that one and overclock it?
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Anyway i'm pretty sure it is heatsinked well my one is
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Originally Posted by M2NSLI View Post

Anyway i'm pretty sure it is heatsinked well my one is
the Deluxe version is heatsinked, but even with good cooling I wouldn't put too much faith in to it being able to handle the load the processor will need and do. of course that's if you use a 125+w Processor.

as for using a 95w and overclocking, that's iffy at best but not impossible... again what I mentioned ^ just becareful...
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:/ Hmmmm yes I will thanks for the help, i'm gonna try and find people running these processors on M2N-SLI to see if they've run into any problems
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