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They should, yes. I'm running an 8350 in a Sabertooth 990 FX v2 board. It's a great setup, and been running strong for a couple years now. Zen will be a solid upgrade though when it finally drops.
post #12 of 18
Which would OC better? It's the luck of the silicon lottery there. They should both be fairly close.

Yes they do have the same bolt pattern so any cooler with an AMD adapter will fit.

You already ordered the Sabertooth? Well it is a proven performer and you will get lots of help setting it up. The ram will be fine. You can keep it simple and set it to 1866 and go for a straight multi OC or do what I did and set it to 1600 and FSB OC it till something stops it from going further, like temperatures.
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Technically the chip with the lowest stock speed will OC the "best". FX-8300 3.3 -> 4.6 is a better OC than an FX-8370 4.0 -> 5.2.

If you want the absolute highest clock, the best bin is usually what you want.
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They should, yes. I'm running an 8350 in a Sabertooth 990 FX v2 board. It's a great setup, and been running strong for a couple years now. Zen will be a solid upgrade though when it finally drops.

Awesome! SO my swiftech water block will work fine then! That's great! Glad it's be tested and proven to be worth the money.

Question: How do you like UEFI Bios interface for the board?

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Which would OC better? It's the luck of the silicon lottery there. They should both be fairly close.

Yes they do have the same bolt pattern so any cooler with an AMD adapter will fit.

You already ordered the Sabertooth? Well it is a proven performer and you will get lots of help setting it up. The ram will be fine. You can keep it simple and set it to 1866 and go for a straight multi OC or do what I did and set it to 1600 and FSB OC it till something stops it from going further, like temperatures.

Yes, the silicon's are best the closer to the center of the die if I remember correctly... Awesome on the Adapter. If all goes well, I'll have my setup running bb this evening.

Yes, the board, processor, artic silver 5 and Ram arrive today.... smile.gif I have some OCZ 2000mhz Cas 8 Ram that have treated me very well for a few years now so I may very well use those first to see how they act at their rated speed. Which is only about 134mhz above the Chips "Supported" memory standard.. Shouldn't be to hard of a task being that my 955 Phenom II maxed out stably at 1704mhz Ram Support. But I ran this OCZ RAM at 1600mhz Cas stably and Cas 7 Long term with +.02v increase. So this FX should be just fine running 2000mhz RAM. Unless there have been other reports with evidence against this theory.


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Technically the chip with the lowest stock speed will OC the "best". FX-8300 3.3 -> 4.6 is a better OC than an FX-8370 4.0 -> 5.2.

If you want the absolute highest clock, the best bin is usually what you want.

I'm pickin up what you're throwin down. wink.gif

I read a report/ review on an OC test of the 8320e on an AsRock 990FC Extreme 3 Board and the max Clock on the CPU on Air was 4.8ghz @ 1.54v. But I'm not looking for a max OC. Just the typical AMD "Sweet Spot" OC... That seem to be the best and least hassle which I prefer...
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My G Skill ram is running at 2014 mhz now while the experts have gone over 2400 mhz stable. Drop it in and tinker.
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Starting tearing down the old setup yesterday and got the parts in earlier than thought I was going to get them.

So years ago it was recommended to use a couple of drops of detergent in the water of the cooling system. I thought that I'd try that LAST Time... well that was a big mistake.

Got new hoses, cleaned out the radiator, CPU block and started in on the Ram Chips Cooling jackets. One stick had one port that was about 95% clogged up with some nasty stuff. wasn't completely hard. but it was thick. Was able to clean that out. Got everything cleaned and whipped down after tearing the Silver Stone "Falcon" Tower (Not a Roswell like I previously stated, total forgot. ha ha) to the frame...

Pugged the unit in and fired it up. The XSPC Reservoir and integrated pump wasn't working.. SOOO, Drained most of the water, pulled the reservoir, pulled the pump from the reservoir...

The Ceramic Shaft was gummed up from whatever happened with that last batch of distilled water with a couple of drops of detergent. I'm thinking that the glycol in the detergent coagulated and started sticking to things. Hence the brown layer of nast on everything. So I clean the pump, impeller and ceramic shaft and bearings really well with olive oil being that soap and hot water wasn't working well. I figured if peanut butter and vegetable oil can get gum out my kids hair then it could potentially do this. That did the job, then hit it all with soap. Made sure it was all free to move and no overly warn parts and slapped it all back together. BOOM Fired right up and water was a movin!

Did all this until about 4am... Once I got into Windows I called it a night. lol

So now comes the fun part of test and tune and I must say that the mouse in the bios is very convenient! I will have to do some research on the setting names though as it's all a bit different from my old MSI 790FX-GD70 bios. So any experience and wisdom is appreciated. it's been a few years since I've had to overclock anything so it will be a slight learning process again.

Downloaded Prime 95 today and still have a host of other programs, like MemTest86, CPU Burn, Everest, CPU-Z, Speedfan, GPU-Z, IntelBurn, 3D Mark 11 Furmark, etc.... wink.gif

one thing that I can't seem to find with a quick skimming is the Fan Control for the Chassy fans. I see the setting to enable fan control but not to set it to what I want. Like I said, still going to have to try and understand it all again.

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i have a Phenom ii x4 840T and i need a new mobo. mine finally died. i am in a similara situation but i am even tighter on funds. my basic parameters are:

---DDR3 RAM a must
---Overclockable
---Give the ability to possibly unlock the 2 additional cores in my CPU
---Must be mATX form factor.

any ideas? i am simply looking for something cheap that will OC and maybe unlock my additional cores. thanks yall!
post #18 of 18
for what shows up at newegg at present, this will probably be your best bet.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128565

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=5195

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edit: you may need to get a personal confirmation, from someone with the board for the unlock of extra cores. i would guess it does but ..... biggrin.gif
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