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Any one having problems with Shogun 2?

You need a newer bios.
Or your board doesnt support FX chips.
post #3292 of 8112
Add me to the FX Bulldozer club aswell.
I've been using an AMD FX4100 FX Black Edition 3.6Ghz for a bout a month now and it's the best CPU i've ever owned.
I had to install 2 updates from microsoft something about core parking and thread optimization. But all went well and the updates installed without a problem.
I'm loving having all this power at my disposal smile.gif I mainly use my PC for music production using software like Cubase 6, Cockos REAPER 4, NI Guitar Rig 5.0.1 I can load so many more Vst plugins since buying this CPU i'm really pleased with it.
I do some gaming aswell and i'm running CoD MW3 on full graphics settings. I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 Edition. I also updated my mobo bios to the latest version the minute the system was up and running to ensure proper compatability with the processor. I got the FX4100 Black Edition because it's unlocked for overclocking by default and i figured it would stay up to date longer. I've been told that the FX4100 actually has 8 cores but 4 of them are turned off. AMD makes one run of 8 core CPU's them turns off 4 cores on some of them and sells them as Quad Cores.
Does anyone know if this is true or not ? And is/will there be a way to turn these cores back on ?

One more thing, Does anyone know of a Motherboard that will support 2x AMD FX8100 CPU's ?
It would be awsome if i could find a Mobo like like this i would be able to have 16 cores at my disposal
My ASUS Mobo supports up to 16Gb DDR3 but i'm planning on filling all the Ram Slots on this mobo then upgrading to a board that supports 32Gb DDR3
Any suggestions anyone ?

Here's my specs

ASUS M5A78L/USB3 Mobo Skt AM3+
AMD FX4100 Bulldozer 3.6Ghz Quad Core 12.0MB Total Cache Black Edition
Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT 1024mb DDR3 PCi-e 16x
4Gb DDR3 1600 Corsair Vengeance RAM
Creative Soundblaster Live! 5.1 Soundcard
160Gb Samsung IDE HDD (I know... I've got my eye on a 1Tb SATA HDD but there's a lack of funds right now)
Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 x64
post #3293 of 8112
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Probably not. Since Piledriver will be 10-15% better than BD, and the Windows 7 Patch is close to the performance of Windows 8. So combine that, and it should be 2%+-2% whether you have windows 7 or 8

I thought windows 8 was a lot better scheduler for fx than the windows 7 with patches. They only took a couple things from win8 scheduler and allowed us to isntall them on win7 but I have heard from a few sources that it is nothing like win8.

Where did you get your information??? I am curious cause I have heard that there was only a 2% increase in performance with win7 patches and then about somewhere up to 10% increase in performance with win8. Is this not true. With win8 they have a lot more time to become familiar with BD and its arch so I would think that the performance is better on win8
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Maybe I can get some help from you all. When the Windows 8 Beta/Consumer Preview comes out, I plan on running a set of benchmarks on a clean install of:

- Windows 7 SP1
- Windows 7 SP1 + hotfixes
- Windows 8 Dev Preview
- Windows 8 Consumer Preview

I'll just slap each on a separate Flash Drive to make install easy but I'm not sure what benchmarks would be the best to use.

Can anyone put together a little benchmark pack?
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Oh and whats with the "AMD Radeon" thing ?
I thought that "AMD" and "Nvidia" supported each other for maximum compatability and performance.
Have "AMD" teamed up with "ATI" or am i getting that wrong ?
Is the "AMD Radeon Graphics Card" made by "AMD" or is the "Radeon" part refering to "ATI Radeon" ?
I'm Confused ?????

It's not that i've got anything against ATI it's plain and simply because i don't like their Control Panel smile.gif
The Nvidia Control Panel uses less resources and is more user friendly for me. I've been using Nvidia Crds since the GeForce 2 MX came out.

I used to have a ATI Radeon 9600 and it performed well with games but I could'nt get on with the Driver Control Panel so i switched back to Nvidia buying a GeForce 6200 256Mb AGP.
I now own a 1024Mb GeForce 9500 GT PCi-E it's an awsome card but i want to upgrade to a Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 but i don't have a spare £647.51 lying around to upgrade a componant that works perfectley and runs all the latest games.I can't remember if it was Battlefield 3 or MW3 but one of them complained that my GeForce 9500GT was'nt supported. It Played the game anyway but i guess that's what made me want to upgrade to a newer Card.
post #3296 of 8112
Please remove me from the owners list. With a baby on the way I have to give up my computer room for the little miracle, though one day I will have a computer back in there. For him of course. It is also with great sadness that I will be leaving the AMD camp and heading over to the other side, which I said to myself I never would. I was able to trade my water cooled cpu/gpu tower for an Alienware R17x gaming laptop. Intel inside Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, you have me now. On top of it, the laptop comes with an Nvidia GPU and I've always been a Radeon guy. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
post #3297 of 8112
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Oh and whats with the "AMD Radeon" thing ?
I thought that "AMD" and "Nvidia" supported each other for maximum compatability and performance.
Have "AMD" teamed up with "ATI" or am i getting that wrong ?
Is the "AMD Radeon Graphics Card" made by "AMD" or is the "Radeon" part refering to "ATI Radeon" ?
I'm Confused ?????

It's not that i've got anything against ATI it's plain and simply because i don't like their Control Panel smile.gif
The Nvidia Control Panel uses less resources and is more user friendly for me. I've been using Nvidia Crds since the GeForce 2 MX came out.

I used to have a ATI Radeon 9600 and it performed well with games but I could'nt get on with the Driver Control Panel so i switched back to Nvidia buying a GeForce 6200 256Mb AGP.
I now own a 1024Mb GeForce 9500 GT PCi-E it's an awsome card but i want to upgrade to a Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 but i don't have a spare £647.51 lying around to upgrade a componant that works perfectley and runs all the latest games.I can't remember if it was Battlefield 3 or MW3 but one of them complained that my GeForce 9500GT was'nt supported. It Played the game anyway but i guess that's what made me want to upgrade to a newer Card.

AMD and ATI merged, the graphics division maintained the Radeon branding, but not ATI, so it is now AMD Radeon. Also you don't have to upgrade to a GTX 590, you could look at a 6950 2 GB or a GTX 570.
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Well guys Some freakish things with my 8120. Out of curiosity I started turning on some power saving features and I am stable at 4.410ghz with a 210 fsb. I enabled c6 and c1e enhanced halt state and c6 is the core option. Really strange but I'm just gonna keep the chip cause at 4.4ghz I am happy with it and has plenty of power for my needs.

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You need a newer bios.
Or your board doesnt support FX chips.
My board supports it and I am on the latest bios.
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Yeah i heard that Windows 8 handles the Bulldozer with better performance than Win7 with updates.
I have got Windows 8 but i havn't bothered installing it yet Now maybe i have a reason if my Bulldozer will perform better.

BTW you can download the Windows 8 installation DVD (x86 & x64) directly from the Microsoft Website here,

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516

For anyone who wants to give it a try.

Me, i'm waiting untill i buy my new Hard Drive then i'll use my old 160GB one to try this out.
Edited by FilGee - 1/25/12 at 6:48am
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