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chvz guys... I checked bios updates and the latest is 1901 dated 2014/01/24 I checked mine and got 1901 dated 24/12/2013... what should I make of this? theres a months diff in the dates here...is it an updated 1901 or just a date error?

I don't know whay there would be a dating discrepancy but if it ain't broke don't fix it. I find most newr bios are released for a fix of some sort or for better compatability which typically gives performance a slight hit. I'm running the 508 beta and it works great. So if you're not having problems I'd leave it alone. There's no need to update a bios unless it isn't compatable with the Chipset drivers or like I said you're having issues like "USB" or ram compatability.
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I've looked at these, if i didn't have to order them from the US then i'd probably grab the 2400Mhz kit.

Getting the 2400 for your AMD is a waste of money. The FX still does better with lower speed and tighter timings, you'll get the most benefit from speeding up the NB. Besides day to day you'll never see a difference maybe a couple FPS in a game but unless you're benching you'll never see it.
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I don't know whay there would be a dating discrepancy but if it ain't broke don't fix it. I find most newr bios are released for a fix of some sort or for better compatability which typically gives performance a slight hit. I'm running the 508 beta and it works great. So if you're not having problems I'd leave it alone. There's no need to update a bios unless it isn't compatable with the Chipset drivers or like I said you're having issues like "USB" or ram compatability.
Getting the 2400 for your AMD is a waste of money. The FX still does better with lower speed and tighter timings, you'll get the most benefit from speeding up the NB. Besides day to day you'll never see a difference maybe a couple FPS in a game but unless you're benching you'll never see it.

yeah...will just leave it, cheers thumb.gif
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yeah...will just leave it, cheers thumb.gif

LOL, nuff said.
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LOL, nuff said.

lol what more can I say... was a little baffled about it, but if everything seems ok, except temps, may as well leave it
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doesnt AMD Ram get you more free AMD Ramdisk space, for whatever it's worth?, lol.
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I don't know whay there would be a dating discrepancy but if it ain't broke don't fix it. I find most newr bios are released for a fix of some sort or for better compatability which typically gives performance a slight hit. I'm running the 508 beta and it works great. So if you're not having problems I'd leave it alone. There's no need to update a bios unless it isn't compatable with the Chipset drivers or like I said you're having issues like "USB" or ram compatability.
Getting the 2400 for your AMD is a waste of money. The FX still does better with lower speed and tighter timings, you'll get the most benefit from speeding up the NB. Besides day to day you'll never see a difference maybe a couple FPS in a game but unless you're benching you'll never see it.

My reason for the faster ram smile.gif
In game, no difference between 1866 and 2400.
 
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Finally.. got my 8350 delivered and installed today. thumb.gif Everything went smoothly, no issues.. Had to rip apart the watercooling plumbing. Didn't mind that tho, as it gave me an excuse to fully flush/clean out the system and radiators.

Now.. time to start overclocking, well.. after a little gaming session to break the 8350 in properly! lol

FX-8350 Validation: http://valid.canardpc.com/5apdwq
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chvz guys... I checked bios updates and the latest is 1901 dated 2014/01/24 I checked mine and got 1901 dated 24/12/2013... what should I make of this? theres a months diff in the dates here...is it an updated 1901 or just a date error?

I don't know whay there would be a dating discrepancy but if it ain't broke don't fix it. I find most newr bios are released for a fix of some sort or for better compatability which typically gives performance a slight hit. I'm running the 508 beta and it works great. So if you're not having problems I'd leave it alone. There's no need to update a bios unless it isn't compatable with the Chipset drivers or like I said you're having issues like "USB" or ram compatability.
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I've looked at these, if i didn't have to order them from the US then i'd probably grab the 2400Mhz kit.

Getting the 2400 for your AMD is a waste of money. The FX still does better with lower speed and tighter timings, you'll get the most benefit from speeding up the NB. Besides day to day you'll never see a difference maybe a couple FPS in a game but unless you're benching you'll never see it.

yea, no it does windows VISIBLY boots faster 1600 to 2400, maybe i dont need it, but i definitely see a difference and it is not just placebo the windows logo spins less and you can count it, and it is replicatable !
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Finally.. got my 8350 delivered and installed today. thumb.gif Everything went smoothly, no issues.. Had to rip apart the watercooling plumbing. Didn't mind that tho, as it gave me an excuse to fully flush/clean out the system and radiators.

Now.. time to start overclocking, well.. after a little gaming session to break the 8350 in properly! lol

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Well I added another wandering soul to the OC nation. My brother is gonna build his first computer, only had prebuilts before. He was looking at the Kaveri at my recommendation, so I warned him about ram speeds and then sent him a list of good components and costs with slight explanations of each so he could understand the quality of the prebuilt. Then this morning he emails me a list of parts. Woohoo he is living my dream: to Build a Kaveri Machine. He is getting the A10-7850K with the Asus A88X-PRO mobo and 2133 AMD Gamer Ram 10-11-11-30 1.5V and other stuff. Told him I was jealous and he was forcing me to buy a plane ticket to go down there and be a part of putting it together and setting it up.
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I don't know whay there would be a dating discrepancy but if it ain't broke don't fix it. I find most newr bios are released for a fix of some sort or for better compatability which typically gives performance a slight hit. I'm running the 508 beta and it works great. So if you're not having problems I'd leave it alone. There's no need to update a bios unless it isn't compatable with the Chipset drivers or like I said you're having issues like "USB" or ram compatability.
Getting the 2400 for your AMD is a waste of money. The FX still does better with lower speed and tighter timings, you'll get the most benefit from speeding up the NB. Besides day to day you'll never see a difference maybe a couple FPS in a game but unless you're benching you'll never see it.

I concur, i did overclock my RAM from stock 1866 to 2400 and i did not gain a lot in real live usage.

Overall you trade low timings over high speed and due to that the higher speed is irrelevant and not noticeable on the FX 8350.

If yo have an APU some people say you benefit from faster RAM because it uses system RAM instead of having an external GPU that has its own memory.

In some newer games you can see an difference but mostly you see difference only in benchmarks and like i said some games support and benefit from faster RAM.
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Samsung 950 pro, 256 GB Alphacool Eisbaer 360 Windows 10 Pro Asus VG248Q 
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Logitech G910 Cooler Master V850 Phanteks Enthoo Luxe tempered glass Logitech G502 
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logitech Z-2300 
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