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my god...everytime i see the word "Bulldozer" a piece of me insides cries.....why dont they just pull this and bring out something that doesnt fail? Also if Piledriver is only 15% faster then BD wouldnt that mean that its still behind the i7's? my god...what is going on over at AMD....

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0x101...the watch dog. That is one the few BSODs that pretty much never leave any doubt as to the cause. 0x101 means you have an unstable CPU or is otherwise unresponsive. Something every one on this forum should have seen coutless times. Could be clocked too high or not getting fed enough power. If this is stock settings...then this is bad...really bad.
Stock settings.
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my god...everytime i see the word "Bulldozer" a piece of me insides cries.....why dont they just pull this and bring out something that doesnt fail? Also if Piledriver is only 15% faster then BD wouldnt that mean that its still behind the i7's? my god...what is going on over at AMD....

It's OK...just let it out. Though honestly I think the 8120 isn't a bad deal once overclocked.

Heh...though I am more concerned about these BSODs then performance. Performance can always be justified with a price tag. Not working correctly cannot be justified if they paid you to take it. A couple BSODs a year is all fine...no CPU is truely ever 24/7 stable, but if they are happening freaquently enough that people are reporting them something must be done.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 10/20/11 at 6:32am
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I've held off a new build for a year now. This release is just disappointment after disappointment. After reading this, I've made up my mind to go with the 1100T until Piledriver comes out next year. Very sad.

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I'm not smart enough to make the right choice =]
Apparently, the above statement is truer than you thought, going with a Hexacore on an MSI 790FX. (kidding)

Incase you didn't already know, that board has a 4+1 phase that has been known to fry on a large-scale, when coupled with an x6.

If sticking with MSI, the 890FXA-GD65 and 990FXA-GD65 are the lowest you wanna go with an x6, they're both exactly the same motherboard, with exception of the latter having the 990FX Chipset and AM3+ socket. They both have a quality 8+2 phase.
Ultimately it depends of you wanna get the AM3+ now for Pilesdriver () and save some money upgrading the mobo later, or getting a cheaper 7XX/8XX just for Thuban.
Personally, I don't see the point in going for a Thuban, especially if it means upgrading your board to do so (I'm in the same boat), when PD is supposedly just around the corner (6 months or so?).
Though they've dropped so much in price, and have great NB/ overclocking, good for multi-tasking, if you're gonna get a new Mobo/CPU to bide you by for over 6 months, you may aswell just get a P67 board and 2500k for around the same price.

Or you could just stick with what you've got for a while longer, ultimately it's your choice.
 
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Yikes, Bulldozer is a disaster, first it underperforms and now it crashes on stock settings.
    
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Stock settings.
Have you tried to undercl...undercl...undercl...*error word not in vocabulary* not have the stock clock as high? Or up the vcore a bit? Sucks that some one would need to mess around with anything at "stock" settings, but my guess is that stock settings is really an unstable overclock on some CPUs, but the higher clock at lower vcore just made the CPU look better or worked on the CPUs they happened to test.

Wasn't there an AMD release earlier this year saying the stock speed of the Bulldozer flagship was going to be like 2.8GHz or something? Meh...I can't find anything official, but there was leaked CPU-Z's in May that showed an ES chip at 2.8GHz. I might have been thinking of that.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 10/20/11 at 6:58am
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I just bought a AMD laptop ... mistake? idk .... hope not :X
If it's Bobcat based, you'll be fine and maybe even surprised, don't lose all your trust into AMD like that just because of what's happening with the Bulldozer.

The BSOD issues seems to be an isolated case because I'm not getting this bug at all.
Edited by Warrax22 - 10/20/11 at 7:47am
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... man... AMD can't even say that the Bulldozer cores are doing great on the server side... because they aren't ...

So, what we can expect is ... AMD must really kick in some real effort for the next release to have some impact or else... the lack of credibility on the market will be disastrous.
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If it's Bobcat based, you'll be fine and maybe even surprised, don't lose all your trust into AMD like that just because of what's happening with the Bulldozer.

The BSOD issues seems to be an isolated case because I'm not getting this bug at all.
Yeah bobcat is prety good for its appliaction or at least from the reviews I've read.

and situations like yours are why I am thinking that the stock setting might actually be an unstable OC on some chips. Your CPU works fine at the stock setting and I bet it will OC nice too.

Perhaps some CPUs are not stable at the stock clock at the stock voltages.
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This is bad news all around. This leaves Intel free to rule the market uncontested.
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