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AMD FX 4350: My first FX build!

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Just pulled the trigger on a FX 4350 CPU from eBay for a total cost of $40.00.
This is a quad core "piledriver" chip that runs stock at 4.2Ghz with turbo up to 4.3Ghz!!
I selected this chip in the hopes that it may be binned slightly better due to the higher turbo frequency. It also has a full 8MB of Level 3 cache. At 125W It's also less taxing on my motherboard/power supply than an 8xxx series chip, so perhaps we can lean on it a little harder.



So the specs for the rest of this build include:

-80GB Intel Sata III SSD 3500 Series
-8GB KIT of DDR3 7-8-7-20 Corsair XMS3
-Fractal Designs Celsius S36 Liquid Cooler
-CoolerMaster Sileo - quiet, soundproof case
-Nvidia 2GB Video Card
-Biostar TA970 mainboard
-Antec NeoPower 650W blue power supply.

CPU should be here within the week, and we will jump right into it.

My general goal is 5.0Ghz with liquid cooling!

Pictures and updates to follow!
 
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You'd have been better off with an 8320/50 even at stock the extra threads would be more usefull than a 5ghz oc which I don't think you'll get out of that chip in all honesty and it probably wouldn't have cost you too much more.
 
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seams like a strange time to go FX to be honest but with decent cooling 5Ghz should be within reach my 8350 got as high as 5.5 but not for long since the heat output was extreme , you should'nt have as much of an issue there, good luck.
 
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You'd have been better off with an 8320/50 even at stock the extra threads would be more usefull than a 5ghz oc which I don't think you'll get out of that chip in all honesty and it probably wouldn't have cost you too much more.
My system does not meet the minimum hardware requirements to power an 8320/50. I would need a better power supply and better motherboard if I wanted to overclock, so I simply chose a quad core chip to try my luck at.

I don't need the extra threads -- a quad core will be sufficient for my OC purposes.

seams like a strange time to go FX to be honest but with decent cooling 5Ghz should be within reach my 8350 got as high as 5.5 but not for long since the heat output was extreme , you should'nt have as much of an issue there, good luck.
I only needed to purchase the CPU in order to complete this upgrade. The other parts are from a decommissioned 960T system that I have laying around. So total cost for this upgrade is just one CPU @ $40.00
 
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on the brightside you will not need any heating on in your pc room @5ghz :). goodluck with your build i have a softspot for FX chips with all there qwirks. charl.
 

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It should do 5ghz easily.
 
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With all the bashing FX cpus got, it's nice to see folks still find use for them today .Have fun ,cheers.
 
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Aww the OLD FX days :pimp: A cpu @4.2GHZ stock the joy some peeps had o_O
 
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Not meaning to offend, but why in the fuck would someone want this "quad" core CPU these days? even for 40$ its a pretty horrible deal IMO.

Do you pre-own a compatible board and memory for it? I'd go for a 2nd hand true quadcore or sixcore, like a 1000T-series CPU
 
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D-electric,

Shut the *Front Door Up! It's the passion for some :pimp:
 
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on the brightside you will not need any heating on in your pc room @5ghz :). goodluck with your build i have a softspot for FX chips with all there qwirks. charl.
Though it is not hot as a intels new 8 core cpu.
 
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Shut the *Front Door Up! It's the passion for some :pimp:
Passion of doing... what, exactly? take C2D-like IPC equipped 6 year old budget-at-the-time CPUs and doing... what exactly? a short OC session to squeeze about 20-25% more performance out of it so they can do... .... what exactly?
 
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And a better mobo as the 970's were never the greatest for OC'ing because they had weak VRM's so if you think you're going to get 5GHz outta the FX4350 think again it may work but it wont be long before the VRM succumbs to heat exhaustion and dies
 
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Yeah sorry OP but Athlonite is right. The voltage required is just unreal

dj-electric, like me in my 775 build. I have a Xeon on a 775 Board and it works though I bought the cpu from Aliexpress. Only on the right chipsets will work with it. I do this for a passion. Like most do. I know a person who has a Socket A AMD Build for fun

Hopefully this new MB coming tomorrow will allow OC on the cpu unlike the current MB has no good voltage control of OC
 
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Passion of doing... what, exactly? take C2D-like IPC equipped 6 year old budget-at-the-time CPUs and doing... what exactly? a short OC session to squeeze about 20-25% more performance out of it so they can do... .... what exactly?
Whatever he wants to do with it.

If that's what he wants, let him have at it - It's his money, time and whatever else to use or waste as he sees fit.

I also do builds like that all the way back to Socket A at times because I too enjoy it because it's a hobby in my case and probrably is for him as well.
 
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if i could be so bold its not the point of why hes having a 4 core FX , it because he can, like some people have cats and some have dogs or birds or fish its down to choice and need and in some cases what we find in the back of a cuboard and want to make whole again and of course theres those odd fellas who have theadripppers :). charl.
 
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Whatever he wants to do with it.

If that's what he wants, let him have at it - It's his money, time and whatever else to use or waste as he sees fit.

I also do builds like that all the way back to Socket A at times because I too enjoy it because it's a hobby in my case and probrably is for him as well.
Yeah like that Youtuber LGR
 

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Passion of doing... what, exactly? take C2D-like IPC equipped 6 year old budget-at-the-time CPUs and doing... what exactly? a short OC session to squeeze about 20-25% more performance out of it so they can do... .... what exactly?
This guy has developed a reputation recently for pushing older hardware to the limit. It doesn't seem to be about getting the best possible performance available today with new hardware... he just enjoys tinkering with stuff.

I wish I could have a Bulldozer chip myself. An 8000 series chip would be a nice drop in upgrade for my Athlon II x4 system, but the board won't take Bulldozer chips... so buying Bulldozer means buying a motherboard as well... and I can't be paying for a board and CPU just to get a Bulldozer chip.
 
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dj-electric, like me in my 775 build. I have a Xeon on a 775 Board and it works though I bought the cpu from Aliexpress. Only on the right chipsets will work with it. I do this for a passion. Like most do. I know a person who has a Socket A AMD Build for fun
There's a huge freaking difference there. This for me hits the bullseye. Having a barely-tweakable CPU in a non-tweak friendly environment gives no fun in playing with this stuff.
 

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This guy has developed a reputation recently for pushing older hardware to the limit. It doesn't seem to be about getting the best possible performance available today with new hardware... he just enjoys tinkering with stuff.

I wish I could have a Bulldozer chip myself. An 8000 series chip would be a nice drop in upgrade for my Athlon II x4 system, but the board won't take Bulldozer chips... so buying Bulldozer means buying a motherboard as well... and I can't be paying for a board and CPU just to get a Bulldozer chip.
What motherboard you have?

By the way *3** are Piledriver, *1** are bulldozer...

Hope you are blessed with a chip that will do 5.0.

My 8350 does it on Water, check my sig rig specs
 

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Think he was asking me. It's the GA-770T-USB3

The CPU support list only lists the FX-4130 with a curious N/A under BIOS version... :kookoo:
 

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Yeah I've seen companies release beta but course they forget to update it thus leave users in the dark and ask "Is it Safe"?
 

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1.0... but the support list seems the same across both revisions. :/
 
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