Originally Posted by F3ERS 2 ASH3S
these chips OC like a dream.. AMD really has allowed it to be so.. what i like to see is more people hitting 5Ghz and higher..
I wouldn't personally
say "like a dream", since 5GHz is about only a 1GHz overclock compared to the 8350's stock speed and already generates ridiculous amounts of heat. However, they are all unlocked, which is truly great.
I look back at my Phenom X6 1055T, and 2.8 -> 4.1GHz was really impressive and rather painless.
If we are going to compare the records, though, 8.7GHz is very impressive
However, I'm not dissing or spitting on my FX at all, I'm very happy with it, mainly because overclock is not mendatory
, compared to the 2.8GHz I had before, which was plain useless at this speed.
The only complain I have is that the stock cooler is insufficient, to say the least. Folding for 1h25 at stock speed with direct winter climate air intake reaches 71C. This is crazy.
On a less heavy note, I "fixed" my H80, I ditched the PCB part altogether and I'm feeding the pump with a molex to 3-pin adapter. Comparatively, folding temps are around 35C.
I'm still saving for a water loop, though. I want to do 24/7 5.1GHz with safe temps. I know my chip can do it.
Offtopic: Crysis 3 multiplayer Open Beta is out, I played it, and I get a whooping 45 FPS at "very high" settings. Very fun.Edited by Tarnix - 1/30/13 at 4:58pm