Sup guys I'm back!
So I successfully installed the FX-8350 in my HTPC but with some minor draw backs....I not sure if its the CPU memory controller related.
when I boot with all cores enabled; I get a BSOD code 0x50 once it reaches the desktop on boot (which I know is a RAM memory issue by the code ID). So I decided to set my XMP profile to Auto (1333mhz) and was able to boot and run prime95 with all 8 core stable for about 15 minutes before manually ending the test to reboot to BIOS.
But here's the catch: When I disable 4 cores and set my XMP profile to 1600mhz, the system is also stable without BSOD. I hasn't tried with 6 cores enabled yet.....
Right now I'm gonna see if I can recreate that BSOD again when I set my XMP profile to 1600mzh with 8 cores running.
Also my temps are freaking weird right now, even when running prime95. At first I was reading 40C from the BIOS and when I'm at desktop, it idles at 10 to 12 degrees celsius. It peaks to about 40s under prime 95, without any system hiccups or anomalies.
Ironically my Phenom II X4 965 normally idles at 30C before I sold it.