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Is the AMD Phenom II x6 1100T compatible with the MSI 785GM-E51 motherboard?

By Atham
Jul 15, 2011
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  1. Hello,
    I would like to know the AMD Phenom II x6 is compatible with the MSI 785GM-E51 motherboard. I currently have that board and I am not sure if I should get a newer motherboard when buying the Phenom II x6 1100T.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

  3. Marty7n

    Marty7n TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Yes ASUS and Intel websites have cpu and motherboard compatability sections!
    Saves Leeky and the rest of the tech spot gurus a lot of time!
    lol
  4. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 520

    Okay. Thanks a lot.

    About the motherboard compatibility, will the GeForce GT 9800 or the hd 6950 work? I am thinking about getting a better GPU.

    Should I consider getting a new motherboard? I am thinking about getting the GIGABYTE 990FXA UD3 to work with the components. Should I upgrade now, or upgrade later?
  5. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Both the GT 9800 or the HD 6950 will work with your motherboard. If there are features such as USB 3.0 or Sata III that you would like to have now then it's worth considering upgrading your motherboard. Also, if you're interested in laying a foundation for the AMD FX series processors the UD3 opens the door to that down the road. If you plan on sticking with the same processor and are just looking to upgrade graphics then your current board will handle that just fine.
  6. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 520

    Oh okay. I just want to stick with the same processor and are just looking to upgrade graphics card.

    What about overclocking the processor? Will I get from 3.3 GHz to at least 4 GHz with my current mobo and CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ cooler?
  7. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 520

    An idea just popped into my head. Wouldn't the Mobo be bottlenecking the cpu?
  8. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Why?

    It supports DDR3 RAM up to 1600MHz speeds, and is fully compliant with PCI-Express 16x speeds for GPU's... What would make you think the motherboard would possibly be a bottleneck?

    It fully supports your hexacore 1100T.

    Oveclocking wise, its hard to say, as every setup is different, and what works for someone else may not work for you. However, with the right cooling, a decent power supply and tweeking, 4+ GHz is reasonable for the AMD hexacore. The key will be with keeping temps down, as the thermal cutoff is fairly low on these CPUs.
  9. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 520

    I will be using the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ cooler for the CPU and the corsair TX750 PSU.

    Could I go above 4GHz?
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,428   +217



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