Originally Posted by jason387
Would a FX6300 manage with the GA 78LMT USB3 Rev-5.0?
Ok, apparently we are not being clear.Do not buy a 78LMT or any other 7-series or 8-series motherboard for use with Piledriver. The motherboards did not get a power delivery or VRM update, only a socket change. It is actively dangerous to run a Piledriver CPU on these boards.
Get literally any 900-series motherboard, and at least you'll be safe at stock. I wouldn't suggest overclocking on anything besides the higher-end 970 motherboards from ASUS or Giga, like the 970a-UD3 or M5A97.
One of the cheapest 970 boards (at least here) is the MSI 970A-G43. Even that, with all of MSI's bad reputation for AMD CPUs, is better than the 7 and 8 series boards. At least for 8320s anyway, it doesn't support 8350s.
Originally Posted by M3TAl
Originally Posted by KyadCK
I got one of those (My old 970BE) sitting on the sidelines too, but it'll be a gift for a friend.
This has probably been discussed a thousand times in this thread alone but I'll ask anyways. What TIM application method do you guys prefer for these FX 8 cores? Will be re-applying soon.
I use Dot, except when I use LiguidUltra which requires spreading.
AMD Dies are square, so Dot works well, but really it's just preference. The real answer is "anything that doesn't make air bubbles and will cover the IHS fully"Edited by KyadCK - 7/10/13 at 10:58pm