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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
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-Fractal Designs Celsius S36 Liquid Cooler
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-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!
Just as a thought I believe the FX8320 is also a 125W CPU so in that case you'd have gained some more cores and I think some CPU speed going for that? It's definitely another CPU on my hit list :) I look forward to seeing the end results and more so, pics!! :D

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.
That sounds like a defeatist attitude to me!! ;)
 
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#27
Man just speaking from experience you'd have been better off with a i3 or even a Pentium than the FX-4350. Even with a high OC it won't be a great performer. if FX was the goal a FX-8320 could have been gotten around the same price and is supported by that board. And your comment about the 4350 being less taxing than the 8xxx series won't hold true at all especially if you're going to be ocing it which 5GHz is going to require alot of voltages
 

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Man just speaking from experience you'd have been better off with a i3 or even a Pentium than the FX-4350. Even with a high OC it won't be a great performer. if FX was the goal a FX-8320 could have been gotten around the same price and is supported by that board. And your comment about the 4350 being less taxing than the 8xxx series won't hold true at all especially if you're going to be ocing it which 5GHz is going to require alot of voltages
Which handls 1.476-1.5024 just fine like the Skt 462 chips.
 
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Thanks for the support guys! Phase one has been completed, as I have successfully "liberated" the Biostar TA970 from it's grave as part of an old 960T system.
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One of the motherboard standoffs gave me some trouble:
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Need to get some heatsinks for the VRMs:
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Sorry about the poor quality photos, these were taken with my cell phone.

I have started uploading some pictures of this build to my online account. You can view them here:
https://ibb.co/album/mPN0gF
 

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"Poor quality photos, these were taken with my cell phone" what phone you have? My Samsung S8+ takes wonderful pictures... Anyway can't wait for more
 
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"Poor quality photos, these were taken with my cell phone" what phone you have? My Samsung S8+ takes wonderful pictures... Anyway can't wait for more
Kyocera Hydro Reach... this is a waterproof, quad core, nearly bulletproof phone but picture quality isn't great, especially in poor lighting conditions.

This little guy showed up today! Any guesses on the specs? Hint: it's for my Lenovo SL-500 laptop
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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?
Ahh the token naysayer, there's always one ;)

We all know where you stand, so going forward, please keep the pessimism to a minimum.

If you chose not to have fun with this, that's your loss. Also please keep your language in check.

:-Im not doing this build to go all out with maximum performance - there are plenty of better chips out there for about the same price - I'm doing this for the adventure of the build, not the final outcome.
-Sometimes the journey is more important/valuable than the final destination.
-This build is my first foray with the FX platform - basically learning as I go along (and have wanted to do this for quite some time)
-I'm not worried about popping the motherboard because then I can upgrade to a 990FX
 

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#35
Update that mobo to latest bios then let'er rip

Btw start with multiplier only OC, get to know your motherboard bios too. You should be able to atleast run 4.3 across all 4 cores, 4.7 shouldn't be hard to attain.

Just put a fan over the 4+1 VRM HS.

If that's a good 4350 It should hit 5.1+, my 8350 can't run more than 5.0 on Air.
 
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Very weird time to go FX, a i5 2400 stock will likely outperform a 4350, anything higher certainly will
Have fun
 
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Very weird time to go FX, a i5 2400 stock will likely outperform a 4350, anything higher certainly will
Have fun
its for the fun, not the performance of the FX chip, guy want's to OC the FX 4350 and see what he can do with it, an i5 2400 wouldnt be nearly as much fun either, it's not all about the performance as much as pushing a chip as far as it can go.
 

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Will it pass Ryzen Blender?

So you know my 8350 is at 1.476Vcore and under Ryzen Blender it runs at 1.524.

Do you have Spread Spectrum turned on?

Very weird time to go FX, a i5 2400 stock will likely outperform a 4350, anything higher certainly will
Have fun
More of a sidegrade with a 2400...
 
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Hey guys. Nice project you got there going. Looking good so far on the OC. You sparked my interest in overclocking my FX 8370 :)

If you have by any chance the ACC (Advanced Core Calibration) feature in your Bios, you can try to unlock your Phenom II 960T from 4 to 6 cores ;)
I have two of the 960T CPU. One does unlock, the other does not. But they can easily handle 3.6 GHz (3 GHz stock)

And i am currently tinkering around on an A12-9800. Sadly it is locked, and only supports DDR4 2400MHz. And for some reason it gets stuck at 1.4 GHz in Doom and 3D Mark when i try to run both on the intigrated GPU. Got it because of its double precision GPU performance of roughly 600 gigaflops :)

I wish you good luck on getting to 5 GHz on the 4350 :)
 
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Hey guys. Nice project you got there going. Looking good so far on the OC. You sparked my interest in overclocking my FX 8370 :)

If you have by any chance the ACC (Advanced Core Calibration) feature in your Bios, you can try to unlock your Phenom II 960T from 4 to 6 cores ;)
I have two of the 960T CPU. One does unlock, the other does not. But they can easily handle 3.6 GHz (3 GHz stock)

And i am currently tinkering around on an A12-9800. Sadly it is locked, and only supports DDR4 2400MHz. And for some reason it gets stuck at 1.4 GHz in Doom and 3D Mark when i try to run both on the intigrated GPU. Got it because of its double precision GPU performance of roughly 600 gigaflops :)

I wish you good luck on getting to 5 GHz on the 4350 :)
Thanks for the tip, I have a 970BE that unlocks to x6 4.0 and two of my 960T's unlock but only clock to 3.8Ghz X6. Having fun with my FX now. We are good to 5.0Ghz!
 

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Whoa!! Hey Storm. Can you get Dry Ice in your area? That chip will do 6Ghz plus on it all day :D
 

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#48
Congratulations to getting to 5 GHz.

Still wish you luck to get to 1250W power draw on the CPU like the new intel Xeon can do ;)

Dry ice? Just move to the Antarctic :)
Shoot man I would have to get a 1300 watt or even one of those fancy 1600 watt units
 
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Don't think his 4350 is going to need anything bigger than 800w. Hasn't even broke out the LN2 yet..... lol

The chip will actually be fast 'er'ish at 6ghz ..... hmm ho hum.
 
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