|my son is looking at upgrading his CPU. He currently has an AMD Phenom II 720 3 core Black Edition processor. |
I'm looking at putting his old 3 core CPU into a Biostar TF560 A2+ motherboard. This CPU is rated 95W 2800 MHz. Looking at the Biostart website,
the fastest Phenom 3 core cpu they have listed as compatible is the X3 8750+ HD8750WCJ3BGH which is 95W and runs at 2400 MHz. I'm wondering if I could put my son's Phenom II 720 into this board and just underclock it at 2400 MHz. As a more advanced processor it would also draw less than 95W. I also wonder if maybe the Phenom II is a later generation and wouldn't work in this board although It seems so based on this link
Where they had a Phenom II 920 CACVC AC 0849BPBW running in the TF560 A2+. I should mention this going into a very mission critical work PC so I wouldn't want to risk damaging the motherboard..
I'd be grateful for any thoughts.
ps for some reason, my browser won't stop putting manufacturer as Amd Phenom ii x4 945 / 3 ghz processor. I'm not sure why as I change it and this comes back! it is the Phenom II 720 BE in Biostar TF560A2+ that I'm interested in!