Topic Title: FX 8320 Paired with ASROCK 970 Extreme 3 R1
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Created On: 01/26/2014 11:08 AM
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 01/26/2014 11:08 AM
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MenaceRx
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Has anyone successfully paired this processor on this Mobo? Not the R.2 release the original one. I know ASROCK's site says it's not compatible, other sites say it is? I just want to make sure so I can decide if I need a new board to upgrade CPU's. If I dont thats fantastic. 

 

Currently running bios 1.70 but could push to the 1.80 that came out last fall if needed. Though one site showed I only need 1.50 to run the 8320 on my board. 

 

At the time even newegg recommended the 8320 CPU to pair with the board. But again not sure that is correct being that the ASROCK site doesnt list it as supported. 

 

Just dont want to purchase the CPU if it wont work. Thanks.



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 01/26/2014 12:04 PM
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Stick with what you are using now. The 8320 will not increase performance over what you are using now. Put in a 128GB SSD as your Windows drive, that'll speed things up considerably.

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 01/26/2014 01:54 PM
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The reason why the 970 E3 does not support the FX-8320/8350 series is that the VRM circuit only has modest cooling and the 8-core CPUs draw a lot of power. Some of the FX-81xx are supported but there is a note that the CPU cooler needs to blow toward the mobo for component cooling around the CPU socket.

Newegg's recommendation is incorrect for the original E3. The R2 can support more 8-cores but it is only a 4+1 phase VRM design so I would not recommend this for an 8-core FX-83xx model Vishera which has higher frequencies and thus more power consumption under heavy load.

While the FX-8320 will most definitely show improved performance in numerous applications over your 1090T, I would not suggest using it with the E3 mobo. You should move up to an E9, Fatality Pro if you can find one or a Fatality Killer because these mobos have an 8-12 phase VRM circuit with proper cooling to handle an FX-83xx model CPU. In fact the E9 and Fatality Pro have 12 phase VRMs and they can run the FX-9000 series should you desire to update in the future.

BTW the Vishera CPUs OC pretty well too if you're interested but you need a proper mobo to support the power requirements. The sweet spot is an OC'd FX-8320 or FX-8350 for best performance/value. My FX-8350 runs 24/7 100% Prime 95 stable @ 4.6 GHz. on the Fatality Pro mobo. The increased frequency scales well in system performance.



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 01/26/2014 02:22 PM
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I have never OC'd a chip. Would you OC the 1090 on this board or get a different board? I know I would need a better cooler then the stock. But the way I am looking at it the more I have to spend to upgrade, then the benifit goes away and I should just get a new foundation IE CPU and MOBO.

 

So if I can just bump up the power with a better cooler then I will go that route and save my money for a all new loadout later this year when all the end of year sales happen again.

 

My GPU, PSU and Case are fine. 

 

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153136



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AMD FX 8350
Powercolor 7850 2GB/256Bit GPU
16GB GSKILL RIPJAW 1600 DDR3
ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z Mobo
Thermaltake 750W Modular PSU

 01/26/2014 02:25 PM
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I would leave it alone until the next socket comes out with native PCIe 3.0 and DDR4 support, for future proofing. Get a SSD now.

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 01/26/2014 02:29 PM
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SSD's are foreign to me. I havent used one yet and I have alot of applications. So I need to learn how to set one up in conjunction with a standard drive. I have been waiting for them to come down in price because I want to have 750GB drive so I can put all my software on that and then reference and material on separate spinning disks. 



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AMD FX 8350
Powercolor 7850 2GB/256Bit GPU
16GB GSKILL RIPJAW 1600 DDR3
ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z Mobo
Thermaltake 750W Modular PSU

 01/26/2014 03:20 PM
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You might want to just play around with the 1090T to learn about overclocking if that interests you. You can move to a new mobo/CPU whenever you are ready. Depending on the software that you run you might see a nice boost with a FX-8000 series CPU.

One thing you should know up front is that ANY OC'ing of the CPU immediately voids the warranty, so if that's important to you - and it is to many people, then skip the OC'ing and just enjoy your CPU as delivered by AMD.

SSD's are pretty easy to install and configure but you aren't going to find a large capacity SSD for a resonable price just yet. Maybe down the road a few years from now? The smaller SSDs are typically used for the O/S and frequently accessed data and the large HDDs for achieving and rarely used data. The 128GB SSDs are reasonably priced right now. 



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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.

 01/26/2014 03:44 PM
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SSD's have gotten very reasonably priced with plenty under 50¢/GiB for 128GiB and 265GiB capacities. Keep an eye on Newegg, they regularly have really good sales on high capacity drives, like my 512GiB OCZ Vertex 4 for $299.99. For a more budget friendly but still high performance option, there are the Seagate Barracuda XT (now called Seagate Hybrid Drive) which combine a high capacity traditional hard drive with multiple GiB of solid state cache, which the drive automatically moves the most frequently accessed files for much faster access (Windows files, games, programs, etc). At under $130 for the Seagate Hybrid Drive 2TB it would be perfect for you.

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