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220 watt CPU & 140 watt motherboard combination.

Question asked by chinogaming on Aug 13, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 13, 2015 by black_zion

Hey guys, I'm installing a AMD FX-9590 Black Edition With Liquid Cooling Kit  CPU in a computer build. The rating on this CPU is 220 watts. The guy building my computer says the motherboard: ASUS AMD AM3+ M5A99FX-PRO-R2 (rated max 140 watts) is fine to use and in fact is on the manufacturer website its supported and compatible.

 

My question is, will there be a downfall to using this combination? I don't want to build a new computer and have a great CPU if it's going to perform at a lower quality just to match the motherboard specs? Cheers.

 

John

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