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Can my PSU handle a new CPU?


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#1 nesto1000

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 07:13 PM

I built my system just over a year ago and I want to upgrade my CPU. I was wondering if my PSU can handle the upgrade?

My current system consists of the following:
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 435 (Plan to upgrade to a Phenom II x4 980)
Motherboard: BIOSTAR A785G3
Video Card: EVGA GTX 460 768MB
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
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The GPU was given to me so I don't have much info, but I thought that this should be enough...
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Anyways, I know *most* my computer stuff, and I just want to do a cheap upgrade to the Phenom II x4 980 cpu. The thing is that when I bought this system, I didn't buy a video card so I went a bit low on the PSU. Everything is working correctly at the moment, but I was wondering if the higher power draw of the cpu might be a bit too much for the PSU? I'd really appreciate everyone's answers.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 08:57 PM

The PSU is good to go, it is the motherboard I worry about.

That CPU isn't listed on the support list.....yet. 125 Watts is the max supported for that board, so the CPU will just sneak in powerwise. No overclocking for you though.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:18 PM

The PSU is good to go, it is the motherboard I worry about.

That CPU isn't listed on the support list.....yet. 125 Watts is the max supported for that board, so the CPU will just sneak in powerwise. No overclocking for you though.


Well it should work with my motherboard, at least I hope so because all of the specs match up lol
As for the over clocking, I already knew that I wasn't going to be able to do that, but I'm fine with it.
All I really needed to know is if my PSU can theoretically handle the CPU upgrade... which you answered and I will be buying one soon... :D
(I would make a new build BD or SB, but I've spent my money at the dentist's office... :()

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:37 AM

Do you have the latest BIOS installed?

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 02:05 PM

Do you have the latest BIOS installed?

Yup, I was thinking about getting a Phenom II x6 so I updated my bios but I decided against that CPU

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:40 PM

You would be better off upgrading to a new 900 series AMD chipset but if you do not plan to upgrade for quite a while then your better of getting the X6 1090T and which is full compatiable.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 05:23 PM

You would be better off upgrading to a new 900 series AMD chipset but if you do not plan to upgrade for quite a while then your better of getting the X6 1090T and which is full compatiable.


I was thinking about doing that for a while, but I am going to upgrade again within a year or 2. There are still going to be quad cores on the market and so I won't be losing much with the quad instead of the hexa core.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 01:29 AM

Then you should get the 900 series chipset which would allow you to upgrade to the new Bulldozer processors when it comes out.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 05:15 PM

Then you should get the 900 series chipset which would allow you to upgrade to the new Bulldozer processors when it comes out.


So I could just upgrade my mobo and cpu and I'd be fine right?
No need to upgrade my PSU? Cuz I am short on cash and I want to upgrade...

Edited by nesto1000, 18 August 2011 - 05:18 PM.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 05:25 PM

Actually you can just upgrade your motherboard now and wait till the Bulldozer processor comes out which should be around September or near end of the year.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128509

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 05:32 PM

Actually you can just upgrade your motherboard now and wait till the Bulldozer processor comes out which should be around September or near end of the year.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128509


Man if i get that one I'm going to want to OC, and with my PSU I can't... lol

Edit: Ok so I've decided on buying a new PSU instead along with this mobo maybe...

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171036
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514

So is that a good combo?

Edited by nesto1000, 18 August 2011 - 05:43 PM.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:34 PM

That would be fine. I've got the stripped version model of that motherboard.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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