Topic Title: need help finding a motherboard compatible with
Topic Summary: fx-8320 Vishera
Created On: 01/08/2014 02:20 AM
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 01/08/2014 02:20 AM
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I'm wanting to buy the 8-core amd fx-8320 Vishera, but not sure what motherboards are capable of accepting the chip, would like some help



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 01/08/2014 09:18 AM
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The ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2 is a popular choice.

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 01/08/2014 09:51 AM
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Each mobo maker has a list of CPUs that a specific model mobo supports listed on their website.

That being said some mobo models while "supporting" 8-core AMD CPUs have a questionable VRM circuit that really isn't designed for the 8-core FX processors and thus causes reduced performance or other issues.

Gigabyte has been selling a bunch of AM3+ mobos that fit into this category up until they released the lastest Rev. 3 or 4 models that are "XFA UD" model mobos. The "XFA UD" model Gigabyte mobos are the only Gigabyte mobos with a properly designed VRM circuit to handle the 8-core FX CPUs.

Asrock has several AM3+ mobos that can handle the 8-core FX models including the FX-9000 series for which there are only a handful of mobos that properly support the FX-9000 series 220w CPUs. The Asrock 990FX Fatality 1 Pro and the newer Extreme9 are top notch mobos with 12-2 phase VRM circuits. Testing shows that these mobos perform as well or better than the Asus or Gigabyte mobos. If you're thinking of using an FX-9000 in the future then you want an AM3+ mobo that is certified to handle these high power 220w TDP models.

Whatever model mobo you buy make sure it has the PCIe slots, etc. that you need as there are variations amongst the various mobo models. Also be aware that IME with all the major mobo maker's products and tech support, Asrock is by far the best to date with Asus and Gigabyte being terrible at best as far as customer support.

YMMV



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 01/08/2014 02:00 PM
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ASRock 990FX Exteme9 is out of stock

ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer looks good, ASRock website says this motherboard will accept the 8320 but has this little red asterick (*) beside it and nowhere does it show what the * is for. http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/Fatal1ty%20990FX%20Killer/?cat=CPU

The ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2 has a lot of cons in the reviews of things crapping out all the time



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 01/08/2014 08:50 PM
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The Fatality 990FX Killer is NOT the same as the PRO model. The Killer is perfectly fine for your FX-8000 series CPUs but it is NOT approved nor good enough for the FX-9000 series CPUs.

The Fatality PRO is an older model so it may not be available any more unless you found new old stock. The E9 is the current top of the line Asrock AM3+ mobo and it should be available most everywhere, though this time of year right after the holidays they might be out of stock for a few weeks.

I'm not surprised at all that you found lots of reported issues with the Asus mobo. I don't recommend the Asus or Gigabyte mobos based on my personal experience with both companies products and their horrible customer support, (sic).

The red asterisk next to the CPUs listed on the Killer mobo mean that Asrock wants you to use a HSF cooler that blows down towards the mobo to add additional fan air cooling across the components surrounding the CPU to improve cooling under heavy loads from 8-core CPUs. That's another reason why the E9 or Pro are better choices but the Killer will work with 8-core FX CPUs.

BTW, I sent an e-mail to Asrock Tech Support regarding the red asterisk on the CPU supported list and I had a response within a few hours. That's the kind of service I expect. I also made them aware that the explanation for the red asterisk needs to be clearly shown on the Asrock website(s) so people know what it's suppose to mean.

 



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Edited: 01/08/2014 at 10:19 PM by AMDforMe
 01/08/2014 09:27 PM
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I also say the Asus Sabertooth R2 is a good choice. I have been using this MB for over 1 year now with the 8350 cpu and have not had 1 single issue with this MB.



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 01/08/2014 09:31 PM
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I've had this Sabertooth Gen3 R2 (same board but has a PCIe 3.0 controller) for a bit over 6 months with my 8350 and have experienced no issues.

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 01/09/2014 09:34 PM
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UPDATE: 1-9-14

After I contacted Asrock tech support about the red asterisk on the Killer model Fatality 990FX mobo, it turns out that the red asterisks are NOT for the Killer model. They are for the lesser model mobos like the 970 series.

Asrock's webmaster used the CPU chart with the red asterisk by mistake thus with the Killer model mobo you can use any HSF design that you desire because it has larger heatsinks on the VRM components than the 970 series mobos. This info. was provided directly from Asrock based on my inquiry and they have corrected the websites.

If you need to buy a decent tower style HSF I can recommend the Xigmatek Aegir SD128264 as it's a top performer and very reasonably priced compared to similar performing HSFs. It's large like most tower fans so you'll need to make sure it fits in your case. The 8-core FX CPUs do produce quite a bit of heat under heavy load. You'll want to stay below 61C Core Temp, (NOT CPU temp), Max per AMD.

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2572



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 01/09/2014 10:23 PM
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Do you have considered the Asus Crosshair V Formula-z it a really great motherboard.

http://www.asus.com/ca-en/Motherboards/CROSSHAIR_V_FORMULAZ/

 

 



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 01/10/2014 06:04 PM
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I have hp envy dv7-7227cl with amd a10-4600m apu with amd radeon hd 7660g do you know if I can change the processor to a bigger better one or the graphics card?

 01/10/2014 10:47 PM
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You should start a new thread with a different question like this so it doesn't get lost or mixed in other threads.

That being said, I doubt that you would have good luck trying to update this laptop as the BIOS would need to be updated to support a newer APU and HP isn't going to do this as they want to sell you a new laptop. If you had a lesser model APU in the series then it might be possible but you have the fastest APU HP offered for this model so I think you're stuck with what you have.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c03484421

 



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 01/18/2014 09:43 AM
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Anybody knows if my ASUS M4N68T-M LE V2 will support FX-8320 processor??? It supports AM3 while FX-8320 is AM3+. Please Reply...

 01/18/2014 11:35 AM
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No you mobo dose not support any of the FX cpu's



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 01/19/2014 03:53 AM
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take Sabertooth, 5 year garanty, great for OC, similar VRM as Crosshair board.



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