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I'll jump in and say this:

If this is your motherboard......the FX 8350 is likely to not work...
http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/Crosshair_IV_Formula/#CPUS

Its initially an AM3 socket motherboard.....with the beta support of AM3+

Check the CPU Supported list.

FX-8150 is supported, although Beta support....
Contact Asus Customer Support before purchasing
Edited by Mathius - 12/1/12 at 11:35am
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post #12 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mathius View Post

I'll jump in and say this:
If this is your motherboard......the FX 8350 is likely to not work...
http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/Crosshair_IV_Formula/#CPUS
Its initially an AM3 socket motherboard.....with the beta support of AM3+
Check the CPU Supported list.
FX-8150 is supported, although Beta support....
Contact Asus Customer Support before purchasing
It needs a BIOS update, then it will work.
post #13 of 40
lol I was just about to add that about BIOS update......but even then I couldnt be 100% sure that it would support the Vishera CPU's

Crosshair V is fully supported.....
Crosshair IV according to the ASUS site has no mention of the fx-8350 or any Piledriver/Vishera cpu line
Edited by Mathius - 12/1/12 at 11:42am
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Originally Posted by Mathius View Post

lol I was just about to add that about BIOS update......but even then I couldnt be 100% sure that it would support the Vishera CPU's
Crosshair V is fully supported.....
Crosshair IV according to the ASUS site has no mention of the Vishera CPU's, and Bulldozer are Beta Only.
That's because it was released before Piledriver, if it supports AM3+, it will support Piledriver.
Edited by Davayy - 12/1/12 at 11:53am
post #15 of 40
Got a point there.....
The fact that the board was released first didnt even cross my mind....

Back to the original question though....
The Radeon 6950 2gb is a very capable card, are you not able to max your games ?

I would go with the CPU to the 8350, and get a CPU Cooler biggrin.gif and wait for the new series of cards to get released.
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Got a point there.....
The fact that the board was released first didnt even cross my mind....
Back to the original question though....
The Radeon 6950 2gb is a very capable card, are you not able to max your games ?
I would go with the CPU to the 8350, and get a CPU Cooler biggrin.gif and wait for the new series of cards to get released.

Okay cool so the CPU should work no problem! Haha don't worry I won't hold you to that if it doesn't! I've got a better than stock cooler! Should be okay for the 8350 at least unless I decide to Overclock.. Which I most likely won't. Well I get lag on BF3 maxxed and a few other games..
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Okay cool so the CPU should work no problem! Haha don't worry I won't hold you to that if it doesn't! I've got a better than stock cooler! Should be okay for the 8350 at least unless I decide to Overclock.. Which I most likely won't. Well I get lag on BF3 maxxed and a few other games..
You will eventually, you will. tongue.gif
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You will eventually, you will. tongue.gif
Damn true !! I thought once i get my i5-3570k i'll never ever consider overclocking but i decided to get a decent cooler(the hyper212+ good for the price) and you see me running now 24/7 4.5GHz.Always prepare yourself because the temptation will be much higher than you would of thought.
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You will eventually, you will. tongue.gif

haha yeah.. You're probably right! smile.gif
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Well only time that is necessary is when you change motherboards. If you could get a 990x mb probably would help overclock current cpu unless you got a bad overclocking CPU.
But on the most serious side the biggest improvement would be from getting a z77 mb wuth a 2500/3570k cpu. Only if you can find them good cyber week or Christmas deals.

not anymore . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1306916/fx8120-and-crossfire-hd7970-ghz-edition

maybe the 3770K.

@op, have you read this guide?

http://www.overclock.net/t/777378/official-gappos-little-deneb-thuban-overclocking-guide-with-too-many-smileys

you're going to need a good cooler. at least a cooler master 212 evo and mx-2 thermal paste.
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