Help me help a friend (PC help)

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Zeta Otaku, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Zeta Otaku

    Zeta Otaku Who ya gonna call? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ebay:
    Newegg.com - ECS BLACK SERIES GF8200A (V1.0) AM2+/AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

    and

    Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

    a friend of mine just bought these the other day... of course, now that they are shipped, she realized that the board is 95w TDP and the CPU is 125w TDP. I've read that either it'll work fine as long as everything is kept cool enough to ZOMG! Gonna explode!!

    Basically, will this combo work or is she better off returning the board and getting another mobo?
     
  2. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Maybe, if your friend knows how to manage the system so it wont get a meltdown. Otherwise, I'd say return it, why play with fire?
     

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