Originally Posted by DeTeWe
He is right, AMD dropped the ball. While running my Phenom II at stock was fine, Overclocking the 8350 is too much for it. *** AMD YOU NEVER TOLD ME THAT WOULDNT BE POSSIBLE WHEN I BOUGHT MY PSU. /jk
Nah seriously, maybe some board manufacturers aren't done with "testing", maybe some are too lazy to do it at all and just wont add any support for it (but hey you could just put it in your mobo and give it a try, but dont cry when it explodes.. maybe undervolting/clocking or going for a 6core would be better..).
BTW: Does it look like 990fx boards (in my case a Sabertooth Rev1) will support steamroller (I think I have read that its likely, but not sure..)? I'm still with my Phenom II (since BD wasn't tempting at all..) and could wait for steam, but if there will be no steamroller support anyways I would just grab an 8350..
There has been recent news that Steamroller will be AM3+. Whether or not it's on the 990FX chipset in unknown. A lot of people are hoping for a 1090FX chipset to deal with the multi-socket Crossfire/SLI problems.
If you are truly on a Ph II x2, then PD would be a massive upgrade. Your power supply would be more then enough. However, an upgrade from the dated 8800GT would be a better first move, along with unlocking the 555 (if you're lucky, you can unlock both extra cores to make it a quad, along with the extra L3, making it a full 955) and overclocking it, which needs nothing more then a cheap CM 212 EVO to get reasonable results.
Originally Posted by Abundant Cores
That's the Board i have, but i also have a Phenom II x6 1090T running at 4.1Ghz / 3000Mhz CPU-NB; its prime stable, temps are 50c cores and 62c socket, i have been running it like that for nearly 2 years, its an absolute peach but i'm board with it and i have the up? grade itch.
I just don't know what to do......
In order for PD to be a worthy upgrade, you would need to hit at least 4.5-4.6Ghz on it. If you have a Sabertooth and good enough cooling (Which your Thuban OC suggests) then this should be a non-issue. However, then you need to think if the cost ($170 for even a 8320) really justifies the upgrade. Odds are, with a Thuban at 4.1, an SSD or GPU (or additional GPU as the case may be, please fill out a sig rig) would be a smarter upgrade.