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I had the MSI 970 G46 which actually is higher up than that board. Same crappy VRM it just has a heat sink on top. Anyways, I was only running a FX6300 and the board lasted about 3 months before I had to RMA it. i think an 8 core at stock is going to throttle like crazy. I hope I am wrong about yours. Good Luck thumb.gif
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I had the MSI 970 G46 which actually is higher up than that board. Same crappy VRM it just has a heat sink on top. Anyways, I was only running a FX6300 and the board lasted about 3 months before I had to RMA it. i think an 8 core at stock is going to throttle like crazy. I hope I am wrong about yours. Good Luck thumb.gif

Is that why my computer reads that I have 8 cores but will only use 4 max
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Is that why my computer reads that I have 8 cores but will only use 4 max

So if you run a benchmark like cinebench while watching task manager only 4 cores load up ?
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post #14 of 22
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So if you run a benchmark like cinebench while watching task manager only 4 cores load up ?

Exactly
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Exactly

Go into the bios and set the cores from auto to manual and activate them all. You prob have that set to auto.
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post #16 of 22
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Go into the bios and set the cores from auto to manual and activate them all. You prob have that set to auto.

Thanks I'm waiting on my new board once I get that I'll make sure everything is running smooth
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post #17 of 22
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okay fellas, after much contemplation and even more research i have decided to go with ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ this mobo, while still not perfectly what i wanted will suit my needs. that being said it brings me back to my original point: do i Need to do a fresh install?
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Got everything up and running After a near tragic dropping event of my fx-8320, spent an hour playing pin-surgeon with a creditcard before I finally dropped it into the socket. breathed the biggest sigh of relief in my life after it posted. The fx-8320 benches above average using perfomance 8 from Passmark.


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post #19 of 22
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Got everything up and running After a near tragic dropping event of my fx-8320, spent an hour playing pin-surgeon with a creditcard before I finally dropped it into the socket. breathed the biggest sigh of relief in my life after it posted. The fx-8320 benches above average using perfomance 8 from Passmark.


check out the build here :
http://www.overclock.net/t/1470374/custom-wood-case-with-sycamore-panels#post_21881131

When I was removing mine from my old mother board when I went to take off the heatsink the chip came with it freaked me out inspected it like crazy
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I got really concerned when i was putting the heatsink on because i had to struggle to get that thing to lock in and the whole time i was just thinking, "please dont have a crushed pin under there..."
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