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cpu wattage error

i recently bought a new mobo and cpu for my computer and after my computer goes through bios it tells me the cpu wattage is over 95w and then shuts down. my mobo supports up to 125w which is what the cpu is and i would assume that a 730w power supply would too. not really sure if i would have to change someting in the bios or not so any suggestions would be very helpful

my computer:
RAIDMAX xB ATX-528B Mid Tower Computer Case

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This may be a dumb question but

I presume your MB has an auxiliary power connector for the CPU to supply additional current. Do you remember if you plugged that in?

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cpu wattage error

yes it has a 24 pin connector and an auxiliary 4 pin connector and i made sure that was plugged in cause i had forgotten that once before. the computer turns on and goes to bios but after bios it gives me the warning and turns off.

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Looks like the wrong 9850 CPU
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of course i forgot to look there. well now thats settled how are the athlon II's are they worth it or should i just get a phenom II, price isnt a huge factor but considering i just payed 105 for a cpu that i cant return id rather not get something really expensive if its only slightly better

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Then choices.

Find a motherboard to use the CPU.
Get another CPU and board?

Either sounds pricey but ask the place you bought these for options. Even if you get hit with a 50% restock fee, it's better than a total loss.

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Sure the CPU is setup right in the BIOS ?

Did you contact the motherboard mfg ?

I'd try that before doing anything else.


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