Topic Title: X6 1090T
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 01/25/2014 09:17 PM
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I have the X6 and have since it came out. Been impressed with and had no complaints. I just wanted to know if there are any tips or tricks to maximize its performance or is it finally time to do an upgrade. I am a gamer, and I also use programs like Photoshop and Autodesk for 3D modeling. Right now I run a 2GB 7850 video card, my X6 and 16GB of ram. Just looking to tweak my system to it's peak performanc.



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 01/25/2014 09:40 PM
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If it's not overclocked you could find a little performance by bumping it up a bit in frequency. There aren't many tweeks that make significant differences in actual system performance other than CPU frequency.



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Building a reliable PC involves more than just assembling the parts. You need to be able to configure all of the BIOS settings appropriately. This can be quite involved and frustrating as it can require a lot of trial and error with stress testing. It is however often the only means to get a 100% reliable PC.

 01/25/2014 09:46 PM
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I have never overclocked my gear, I still run the stock cooler which has been just fine. If I were to overclock I would need a new cooler for it to ensure I dont do any damage to the chip. Do you have any recommendations?



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 01/25/2014 09:57 PM
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There are many good aftermarket coolers depending on your needs and budget. You can compare many of the popular ones in the database below. You should be able to use it with a FX processor also should you decide to upgrade to a Vishera CPU down the road - if your mobo is approved for the model Vishera you desire. Always check the mobo maker's website for specific CPU models that are supported. You'd also need to update your BIOS if you upgrade the CPU to an FX.

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm 



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Building a reliable PC involves more than just assembling the parts. You need to be able to configure all of the BIOS settings appropriately. This can be quite involved and frustrating as it can require a lot of trial and error with stress testing. It is however often the only means to get a 100% reliable PC.

 01/25/2014 10:01 PM
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I had your CPU before my FX and recommend to upgrade if your mobo supports it - quite a big difference in terms of CPU score and performance:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=AMD+FX-8320+Eight-Core&id=1782 

 

the 1090T is listed too far down below



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Edited: 01/25/2014 at 10:11 PM by MyMedia59
 01/26/2014 01:18 AM
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Still got my 1090T, good proc.  I would say if you want more performance, get a new CPU cooler and OC it to 4.5/4.6 with an OC to the NB of 2800 and you will be set for a bit longer.



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 01/26/2014 09:29 AM
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Unfortunately in order to upgrade I need to get a new board, since the first version of the ASROCK 970 Extreme3 doesnt support the 8320/8350 chipset. Which what I was thinking of stepping up to. 

 

So the next question would be 8320 or 8350 which is better? Benchmarks show the 8320 in a few instances.



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Edited: 01/26/2014 at 09:46 AM by MenaceRx
 01/26/2014 11:15 AM
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Put a Coolermaster Hyper 212 on it (around $30) and overclock the **** out of it.



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 01/26/2014 11:20 AM
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I will check that one out.



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 01/26/2014 02:02 PM
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The FX-8320 and FX-8350 are identical CPUs other than whatever speed AMD binned them at. Either works well and both OC well. Usually the FX-8350 is $20-$30 more than the FX-8320 depending on where you buy it and what sales may be happening. The FX-8320 in general seems to OC to a slightly lower frequency than the FX-8350, which you would expect with close frequency binning that is possible these days. Either one is a good value IMO at $160-$200.

The Coolermaster Hyper 212 in several versions are a nice mid-level HSF. They are not however suitable for an 8-core FX processor and definitely not for an OC'd 8-core FX CPU. If you're sticking with the 1090T and do not plan to upgrade to an 8-core FX processor in the future then the Hyper 212 or similar HSFs are just fine.

If however you plan to upgrade at some point to a FX-8000 series CPU, you should consider a highend quality tower model HSF like the Aegir SD128264 or similar as it will work with the 1090T and with an FX-8000 series CPU and provide sufficient cooling. The Hyper 212 just isn't suffient for an 8-core FX CPU.

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

Newegg sells the Aegir from $50-$70 depending on sales so it's a very good value compared to most highend HSFs. You need to confirm that it will fit in your PC case as it is tall. It may also interfere with your RAM if you have all slots filled. If you use only (2) DIMMs it's not a problem.



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Building a reliable PC involves more than just assembling the parts. You need to be able to configure all of the BIOS settings appropriately. This can be quite involved and frustrating as it can require a lot of trial and error with stress testing. It is however often the only means to get a 100% reliable PC.



Edited: 01/26/2014 at 02:13 PM by AMDforMe
 01/26/2014 04:33 PM
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Only when you are a benchmark fan go 8350 otherwise the 8320 is fully sufficient even for gaming.

 

 



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 01/26/2014 06:06 PM
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Which of these is the number I am looking for to match up with shopping for a new heatsink so I can OC this chip.

 

Chipsets

North Bridge
AMD 970
South Bridge
AMD SB950


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 01/26/2014 06:25 PM
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Neither of those has anything to do with an aftermarket HSF for your CPU.

You want a HSF that mounts to an AM3 or AM3+ socket. It will likely also mount to other sockets like FM2/FM2+ and Intel. Those don't matter. All that matters is that the HSF will mount to a AM3/AM3+ socket

If you look at the HSF reviews or on Newegg and other websites, they tell you what socket the HSF fits.

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

In the upper right it says the following:

Compatible with Sockets:
AMD - AM2/AM2+/AM3
Intel - 775/1156/1155/1366
Est. Pricing: $58USD ($58CDN)

 On Newegg if you look at the HSF specifications it tells what socket it fits.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

CPU Socket:
Intel Socket LGA 1150/2011/1366/1155/1150
AMD Socket FM1/FM2/AM3+

It doesn't need to specifically list your model CPU as long as it supports the AM3/AM3+ socket.



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Building a reliable PC involves more than just assembling the parts. You need to be able to configure all of the BIOS settings appropriately. This can be quite involved and frustrating as it can require a lot of trial and error with stress testing. It is however often the only means to get a 100% reliable PC.



Edited: 01/26/2014 at 06:34 PM by AMDforMe
 01/26/2014 08:28 PM
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Alright i figured, just newegg has about 50 different filters under socket type for AM3/AM3+



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 01/26/2014 08:48 PM
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Alright so I have an ATX bourd and a MID ATX Rosewill tower. Which one of these would you go with?

Narrowed it down to one of these 4 choices.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106102

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106213



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 01/26/2014 09:32 PM
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If you have no plans to ever upgrade to a FX 8-core processor then the Xigmatek SD1283 or Coolermaster 212 EVO will perform about the same. If however you plan to buy an FX-8000 series processor at some point in the future, for ~$20 more I'd buy the Xigmatek SD128264 Aegir which can handle the FX-8350 overclocked and still work just fine on your 1090T - as long as it fits in your PC case without issues.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233087

BTW, Newegg's new 50 million choices filters seem to be causing server issues so let's hope they cut back to just "20"...



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Building a reliable PC involves more than just assembling the parts. You need to be able to configure all of the BIOS settings appropriately. This can be quite involved and frustrating as it can require a lot of trial and error with stress testing. It is however often the only means to get a 100% reliable PC.



Edited: 01/27/2014 at 12:13 AM by AMDforMe
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