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This may seen stupid. I'm just checking my thoughts on it.
I'm going to buy a FX 8150 tonight.
Is there any difference in ocing ability on a FX 8150 OEM vs. FX 8150 Retail Box beside that every CPU OC cap is different?
I know that the major differences is the stock cpu cooler, which I don't need.
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post #2 of 53
None, really. You will be fine.
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post #3 of 53
If you are set on a 8150 wait till the lower tdp version come out in the next month or so. these can pull alot of juice when there are at full load.

And yes OEM and retail are the same chip.
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None, really. You will be fine.

Thanx you very much.
I'm ordering it now.
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post #5 of 53
I think there is no point in getting a 8150 if your going to overclock. A 8120 will reach just as high and you'll save some loot.
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post #6 of 53
Wait for the new revision unless you want to stress your psu.
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Wait for the new revision unless you want to stress your psu.

Well you need to look at it again. FX 8150 ( OC to 5.0ghz) and 2 5970 will not stress my PSU, so this won't stress my PSU out. The FX is not really power hungy like the first review says. My FX 6100 is about the same as a Phenom II x6.
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Well you need to look at it again. FX 8150 ( OC to 5.0ghz) and 2 5970 will not stress my PSU, so this won't stress my PSU out. The FX is not really power hungy like the first review says. My FX 6100 is about the same as a Phenom II x6.

You may blow that PS up @ 5.0Ghz, here is my 8150 8 module prime CPU ONLY, no GPU. 600 watts. @ 5.0 Ghz. You might be alright gaming, but don't prime and GPU stress at the same time. I honestly doubt you will hit 5.0Ghz on air either. I had to add a 360MM radiator to my custom loop, a 240 alone wasn't enough for it to be stable under bench marking.

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You may blow that PS up @ 5.0Ghz, here is my 8150 8 module prime CPU ONLY, no GPU. 600 watts. @ 5.0 Ghz. You might be alright gaming, but don't prime and GPU stress at the same time. I honestly doubt you will hit 5.0Ghz on air either. I had to add a 360MM radiator to my custom loop, a 240 alone wasn't enough for it to be stable under bench marking.
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This. 5ghz needs massive cooling. This guy knows what hes talking about.
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Holy crap... damn. Yeah, just wait for the new revision.
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