Mobo and CPU don't like each other... Is there a fix?

By maXimus4444
Aug 4, 2009
  1. Hi everyone,

    I'm in the process of building a new rig. Nothing special. I had a motherboard from a past build that I never used: Biostar TA760G M2+

    I just received an AMD Phenom X4 9950

    When the machine boots up, it displays a warning that says

    The max power of the CPU is over 95w, prepare for shutdown

    I went to the Biostar website and I figured out that the CPU uses too much "w" for the motherboard to handle. I looked at some new bios releases and it seemed that there were some new bios' that supported different CPU's

    My question is this: Does anyone know if the mobo and cpu are at all compatible? If so, do i need to upgrade my bios?

    thanks so much!

  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    the bios updates are for new cpu compatability, as they are released,and to fix issues. they don't change the wattage rating of the board.
  3. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    power issues will not be fixed by a bios update. You will need to change either the mobo or the cpu.
  5. maXimus4444

    maXimus4444 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 86

    you are correct. the mobo would not allow me to have a 125w cpu due to the fact that the mobo would only allow 95w cpu.

    oh well

    thanks for the input
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