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CPU and Motherboard compatibility

Okay, so I'm planning on upgrading my CPU. However, my motherboard is on the older side, it being the Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3. It does have an AM4 though.

 

So, what I want to know is, what CPUs would work on it? Can I just get any AM4 CPU, such as a Ryzen 9 3950X? Or do cerain newer CPUs require newer mobos, even if they are AM4?

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2 minutes ago, MRDotted said:

Okay, so I'm planning on upgrading my CPU. However, my motherboard is on the older side, it being the Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3. It does have an AM4 though.

 

So, what I want to know is, what CPUs would work on it? Can I just get any AM4 CPU, such as a Ryzen 9 3950X? Or do cerain newer CPUs require newer mobos, even if they are AM4?

with a bios update you cvan put first,second and third gen ryzen there. that motherboard is not good.

 

so ryzen 5 3600 is max cpu i would put on that motherboard.

 

good cpus for that :motherboard:

 

r3 3100/3300x

r5 2600/3600

 

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300 series boards can support up to Zen 2 (Ryzen 3000 cpu's, though 3000 apu's are zen+) with a beta bios, so techincally you can put a 3950x in there with a bios update, the gaming 3 doesn't necessarily have a good vrm, it's a 4 phase with 4 4C010N and 8 4C06N and a subpart looking heatsink, so while yes you techincally can put a 16 core in there, the board may struggle with powering it. 

But generally, 300 series boards support up to zen 2 cpu's with a beta bios. 

400 series boards can support up to zen 3 with a beta bios.

B550 supports zen 2 and can zen 3. 

x570 supports zen+ and 2 and can support zen 3. 

4 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

so ryzen 5 3600 is max cpu i would put on that motherboard.

What? 

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CPU: Ryzen 3 3100. Board: B550m TUF plus. Memory: 16 (2x8) 3200 cl16 Hyper x Fury RGB. GPU: Gigabyte Windforce 1650 super.  Boot Drive: MX500. Case: Antec NX500 (Quite crappy. :p) PSU: CX450. 

 

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Ryzen 4000 Zen 3 Desktop CPU Compatibility Only With X570 & B550, not 400  or lower

B350 works with Ryzen 1000, Ryzen 2000 and the Ryzen 3200G and 3400G officially

 

Looks like Gigabyte does have compatability built in for Ryzen 3000 otherwise though: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-AB350-Gaming-3-rev-1x/support#support-cpu

Not that you would want to run a 3950X on this motherboard, I would really only suggest up to a Ryzen 5/7 CPU.

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5 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

with a bios update you cvan put first,second and third gen ryzen there. that motherboard is not good.

 

so ryzen 5 3600 is max cpu i would put on that motherboard.

 

good cpus for that :motherboard:

 

r3 3100/3300x

r5 2600/3600

 

Okay, thanks. So I'll also have to upgrade my motherboard in that case.

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6 minutes ago, Haro said:

What? 

kinda bad motherboard. could put 3700x/3900x but VRMs could overheat without proper airflow.

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|Ryzen 7 3700x, OC to 4.2ghz @1.3V, 67C, or 4.4ghz @1.456V, 87C || Asus strix 5700 XT, +50 core, +50 memory, +50 power (not a great overclocker) || Asus Strix b550-A || G.skill trident Z Neo rgb 32gb 3600mhz cl16-19-19-19-39, oc to 3733mhz with the same timings || Cooler Master ml360 RGB AIO || Phanteks P500A Digital || Thermaltake ToughPower grand RGB750w 80+gold || Samsung 850 250gb and Adata SX 6000 Lite 500gb || Toshiba 5400rpm 1tb || Asus Rog Theta 7.1 || Asus Rog claymore || Asus Gladius 2 origin gaming mouse || Monitor 1 Asus 1080p 144hz || Monitor 2 AOC 1080p 75hz || 

Currently selling:

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Ryzen 5 3400G || Gigabyte b450 S2H || Hyper X fury 2x4gb 2666mhz cl 16 ||Stock cooler || Antec NX100 || Silverstone essential 400w || Transgend SSD 220s 480gb ||

Currently working on:

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| i3 9100F || Msi Ventus gtx 1050 TI || MSI Z390 A-Pro || Kingston 1x16gb 2400mhz cl17 || Stock cooler || Kolink Horizon RGB || Silverstone essential 400w || Pny CS900 120gb ||

 

 

Ask me anything :)

 

 

 

 

 

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Just now, SavageNeo said:

could put 3700x/3900x but VRMs could overheat without proper airflow.

It should handle a 3700x just fine.

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CPU: Ryzen 3 3100. Board: B550m TUF plus. Memory: 16 (2x8) 3200 cl16 Hyper x Fury RGB. GPU: Gigabyte Windforce 1650 super.  Boot Drive: MX500. Case: Antec NX500 (Quite crappy. :p) PSU: CX450. 

 

Hehe, Meshify c is a kewl case. 

 

 

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