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gunthagh
Journeyman III

AMD Athlon II 4x 880k psu power requirements

I bought an athlon x4 880k to upgrade from my A6-6400k

I have a gigabyte motherboard ga-f2a55m-hd2 rev 3 with latest bios flashed on however when I installed my new chip pc switched on but nothing happened...

I have had to reinstall my old CPU, I am using a 500w PSU would that be strong enough as I am also using a 64gb ssd, 1TB HDD, 16gb Ram and Nvidia gefore 750ti

Should I buy a stronger PSU

Thanks

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Re: AMD Athlon II 4x 880k psu power requirements

If you're using BIOS FGa or newer, then the 30w difference between the two processors is not going to cause your issue, as I can't see your system peaking at anywhere near even 300w.

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gunthagh
Journeyman III

Re: AMD Athlon II 4x 880k psu power requirements

HI there

Yes it is FGa that I updated too, I went into bios and double checked it has definitely updated to the latest bios...what is the chance of receiving a faulty CPU?

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Re: AMD Athlon II 4x 880k psu power requirements

Assuming it is a new chip, very small but it does happen.

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