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 07/27/2014 11:54 AM
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kali19
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Now sure where to post this, but as it concerns an APU this is the only place ?!

A friend of mine would like me to build a PC for him based on the A10-6700 APU which is not a problem  - however I have advised against this as my own experience of the APU has been to say the least down right disappointing .

Let me explain,   I jumped on the APU band wagon with the introduction of FM1, the MoBo was a Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H (Hudson D3)  with Bios F7 the latest Bios F8a  just crashed the system.  The APU was the A8-3850, only to find out that I had been left high and dry as the FM1 socket was dead and the A8-3870 was a high as I could go.

The system was horrendous from the beginning multiple BSOD under win 7 64bit, USB 3 failures, Lan disconnecting all the time and a few other things, the main bug bear was the fact the APU seemed to running flat out doing the most simple of things ie opening a web browser took an age, playing an MP4 video crippled the machine and I could not even thing about play any kind of games.  I should say at this point I even ran the machine with a fresh install of win 7 and only the basic drivers for MoBo and APU.

I tried all the components I could ie Ram, HDD and PSU in another machine and no problems so I concluded that it was the MoBo or the APU ?!

Before I gave in completely I even tried the slightly under volt trick on the APU from 1.4v down to 1.3v but that did not help.

So I guess what I’m saking is have AMD got the FM2(+) APU’s and chipset to work correctly yet ? I know I’m looking at it from a bad point of view but any help would be appreciated !

One more thing according to HWiNfo 64 the A75 Chipset was averaging  at 80c that seemed way to hot to me the case was well cooled as the APU averaged at 26c

Ta again

Kali19.

 07/28/2014 12:31 AM
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Space Beer
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I can only tell you that I'm very satisfied with my 7850K APU. I haven't experienced any problems, only great  performance



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AMD A10-7850K --- ASUS A88XM-PLUS --- 2x4GB Kingston HyperX Fury @2133Mhz --- Toshiba 500GB --- Cooler Master N200 --- Super Flower SF-450P14HE --- openSUSE 13.1 & Win 8.1 Pro

 07/28/2014 08:43 AM
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Ditto on the A10-7850K

except for a dvi monitor issue talked about elsewhere in here.



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#1: FX-6350, Antec Kuhler 920, MSI 970 Gaming, Asus 5870/V2, ASUS Xonar D2X, GSkill (F3-14900cl9d-8gbxl), Antec Truepower New 750, Arc Midi, Win8.1pro x64
#2: MSI A88X-G45, AMD A10-7850K, IGP, Antec900 case, AMD 2x4GB 2133 (R938G2130UK), Antec 750 True, 128GB Sandisk SSD, WD Black 1TB, Win8.1pro x64
#3: Athlon 64 X2 4200+, AGP 1950pro, Audigy 2, Asus A8V-D, 2gig ram, Enermax 465P. Now on Win8.1pro cat 10.2

 07/28/2014 11:24 AM
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Thanks for the replys, good to know you are not having any problems.

I see both you guys are using FM2+ APU's is there anyone here who is using the FM2 A10-6700 ?

Space Beer, when you say 'great performance' what are you comparing to ? If I had ever got my machine to work I was comparing it to an Intel  Q6600 quad, 8gb DDR2 ram with ATI HD4670 all stock no overclock.

 

Thanks again.

Kali19

 

 

 07/31/2014 05:38 PM
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I compare it to Sandy & Ivy Bridge i5 in office use - and it's more or less the same. I'm not a gamer, but I play Battlefield 3 and Hitman:Absolution from time to time.

Friend has A10-6800K, and it's mainly used for Adobe Photoshop, also with no problems.



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 08/01/2014 05:00 PM
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Thanks once again for the advise,

 

My friend has now told me that he has got an XBox One, so no need for a PC...D'oh.

 

Kali19

 

 

 

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