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If you use the proper motherboard for them, that never happens. Just because people install FX-8350s on cut-rate motherboard and then whine when it fails is no reason to blame the CPU. AMD was quite clear about the power requirements for the FX, but they can't keep companies like Asrock and MSI from selling garbage to wannabe DIY'ers who don't do their homework before they put down their cash.

It's an eight-core CPU on 32nm, it's going to draw some power. But it's very reliable when paired with the right motherboard. Even at 200W, the FX is fine if it's installed on an 8+2 motherboard with high-quality mosfets and decent airflow. If you don't have it installed on a motherboard with those attributes, that's not on AMD.

 

Amen. I've had an 8320 sat at 4.6GHz or better 24/7 for the better part of two years. On a quality board like the Sabertooth (which is still a mid-price board by Intel standards) I've not got any significant issues with heat and that's with very average cooling.

     
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why would you call a 200W CPU "fine" despite having a mediocre performance? its only saving grace is that it's current price is rock-bottom cheap...
furthermore, pairing a cheap CPU with a more expensive mobo is ironic when you consider the word "bang for buck".


as for this athlon X4 845 though, its just about right, it is indeed the "perfect budget CPU" for general purposes as you can pair it with even the cheapest of mobo.
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as for this athlon X4 845 though, its just about right, it is indeed the "perfect budget CPU" for general purposes as you can pair it with even the cheapest of mobo.

A co-workers of mine bought the X4 845 and he loves it. He talks to me about it everyday. lol.
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I don't see why he wouldn't be happy with it. It's an acceptable CPU for the price and offers more than enough performance for all bar the most demanding tasks. Paired with an acceptable GPU it's perfectly fine for gaming too.

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