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Replacing an unoverclockable 8120 with a 8350 to get rid of money: Is it worth it?

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Hey guys,

I got a lot of money for my birthday and feel like spending it, so the first thing I thought of was buying an 8350 to replace my unoverclockable 8120. The 8120 will not overclock and Windows will fail to boot as soon as I change the multiplier, this with two different boards. What do you guys think? Is the 8350 worth it? Will I notice a difference in games or will the difference be so minimal that it isn't worth it? I'm running two 7770s. Also, how much do you think could I overclock the 8350 with a NZXT Havik 140?
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Budget? I would say a 8350 with a nice 8+2 or better board paired up with a 7870 Tahiti LE if you can afford it
     
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Budget? I would say a 8350 with a nice 8+2 or better board paired up with a 7870 Tahiti LE if you can afford it
But I already have the board and the GPUs, I'm only looking to upgrade the CPU. And don't really know if it's worth it.
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Hey guys,

I got a lot of money for my birthday and feel like spending it, so the first thing I thought of was buying an 8350 to replace my unoverclockable 8120. The 8120 will not overclock and Windows will fail to boot as soon as I change the multiplier, this with two different boards. What do you guys think? Is the 8350 worth it? Will I notice a difference in games or will the difference be so minimal that it isn't worth it? I'm running two 7770s. Also, how much do you think could I overclock the 8350 with a NZXT Havik 140?

I think it's worth it only if you sell the 8120 and use it to recover a part of the cost.
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Are you sure your CPU is broken or did you leave your VCORE on auto? I have never heard of a CPU with a "broken" multiplier.

Not worth it in my book.
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100% it is, I went from an 8150 @ 4.7Ghz and now I'm on a 8350 @ 4.9Ghz and yes I notice a big diffrence, things seem much sanppier in wondows too!


My advice, DO IT! thumb.gif
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I went from a fx-8120 @ 4.75ghz to a fx-8320 @ 4.9ghz its night and day, just do it.

Good Luck!
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what's wrong with your current cpu?
it's not a huge difference between them, other than cost.
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Maybe it's your motherboard or psu holding you back.
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Maybe it's your motherboard or psu holding you back.

Sigh this is bad advise. It's definitely something that has to do with either BIOS settings or an abnormally sensitive windows install (which I would argue is broken)
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