Topic Title: Using Lower AMD Boxed Cooler To Test Upgrade
Topic Summary: Going From FX 4100 To FX 8150
Created On: 12/26/2013 11:37 PM
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 12/26/2013 11:37 PM
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I just purchased a 8 month used FX 8150 without the usual cpu cooler boxed with it from a friend and want to test it: Can I use the AMD cpu cooler that came with the FX 4100? I just want to make sure that it will boot up and do some light duty work with it to further test.

I have a new cpu cooler for it that I purchased after the 4100 system was built for a 8150 when the opportunity arose. However, it has a backing plate that requires the removal of the MB for easier installation.The ASUS MB is compatible for the upgrade and the bios exceeds their recommendation. 600 watt PS from reputable maker.

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 12/27/2013 09:06 AM
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You can but monitor your temps to make sure they don't exceed the specified maxium of the CPU. 

You could also go into your bios and disable 4 of the interger cores and effectivly turn it into a slightly faster 4100, depending on your motherboard that is. 


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 12/27/2013 12:33 PM
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61C core temp (not CPU temp or BIOS temp), under load is the max 24/7 temp. so you should be OK to test to see if the CPU functions properly.


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