using a cpu that my board "won't support"

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hamdanglin

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Okay, sounds stupid but I am curious. Tomorrow my motherboard arrives....ASUS G4A89GTD PRO...it will be a few more days until my 1055 AMD phenom II x6 arrives.. I check the QVL @ the ASUS site for compatable processors and it doesn't list my previous AMD phenom x4 and I was wondering what the worst possible thing that could happen would be. I only ask because I read some people have used different RAM sticks than specified and havent experienced any ill effects. Would it just not recognize the phenom X4? Or could it possibly fry either/or/both? I know It would physically fit but I understand that means nothing. I dropped $100 for the board and don't want a bbq. Thanks!
 
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Well AM3 CPU's all have the same slot so it would fit in, but your CPU would most likely fry and overheat and it would blow your motherboard and you would have no PC, so... put it this way, it's a Baaaaaaad idea, send it back. best option.
 
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yeah there is a M4A89..... pro, this guy has an hexa-core CPU, so that's why i;m saying it's a Baaaad idea.
 

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Most likely it will not post. However you may get lucky and it may run however I highly doubt it will be stable. The bios will probably not have the correct microcode to run the cpu.

One thing you need to understand; the board maker will design a board to support a given TDP of pw. If you use a cpu with a higher wattage requirement, it may work for a while however you are over stressing the VRs on the board. This is why you sometimes see high power cpus not supported.

With that said, I have been running an old amd 6400+ on a biostar board for years [not supported] works fine. If it does decide to fry the next time it is switched on, there is no one to blame except myself.

We had a saying in the AF; YoYo [your on your own] When you do something like that, do not ask why it gives you problems.
 
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so, basically a CPU that's supposedly not compatible, might work. but it's a risk.
 
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