Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by pantherx12, Oct 12, 2011.
The M5A99X Evo and M5A97 Evo are posted too .... no need to rant on it anymore [/end rant]
the crosshair v formula has a new bios to 1703
Very nice, this is the Piledriver bios.
Just popped into share some pointless information!
Anyone still got their Tin case that the processor came in? The lid of it is actually a separate tin if anyone didn't know.
AMD definitely used recycled materials by the by, unpainted side of the seems to be an off cut from the SMINT mint factory ( can see the letters in certain light)
Pointless information! You're welcome.
OFFICIAL AMD FX-83xx Vishera Owners Club
I guess this Site is correct all FX owners. Good Stuff.
Looks like the new BIOSes (1605 and 1703) while they now unlock the 960T, I have to power the machine off with the PSU switch for around 10+ minutes or the PC will not power on.
Anyone else seeing that?
I've ordered an 8350 too, but it looks like stock is about 2 to 3 weeks away.
Hi there, sorry if offtopic but...
I'm planning to buy an fx-6300 cpu to use it with an asrock 970 extreme 4 motherboard which I own since a year ago but I've been using it with a sempron cpu as secondary rig. According to some reviews I've seen, fx-6300 performs like i3-32xx, my budget is 130-150$.
My main rig is Q6600@3.2ghz but I don't know if this upgrade will perform better than the old q6600? Many people told me to buy an i3 cpu + new intel mobo, but I don't want to spend more money becuase I want to use my 970 mobo as main rig.
What do you say? thanks in advance
You are not off topic, you speak about an FX CPU. Personally you already have the mobo, so I would go for the FX -6300. The new Piledriver Cores are a great improvement over the previous versions.
AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket A... FX 6300
if you can afford it get the octacore version. make it last
So I got my 8350 yesterday, Was quite happy with it. Ran prime95 at stock speeds for about 15 minutes, looked good. So I OC'ed it a bit to 4.5, running prime for a while after each 100mhz. And then at 4.6, 2 cores stop with errors. so I went to 4.7, now 5 cores are stopping with errors. Three of them say "ILLEGAL SUMOUT" and the other 2 with a rounding error, expecting 1.4 or something similar. Anyone have any ideas as to what the dealio could be?
Edit: With 4 cores enabled, 1 per module, it seems to be stable tho. Which seems odd; also, I'm starting to wonder now if its a windows issue, cuz every other time I boot up, its in windows 7 basic, and the fonts are all screwy as well; a little bit randomly. Like the browser has tiny letters and windows aero fonts are massive.
Edit: It also seems stable with 6 cores. I'm blaming windows now
What are your temperatures like? Bulldozer doesnt like temperatures over 55-61C on the cores. Getting errors like that are really just a consequence of instability(I can speak from experience). Another part of advice you might find handy: The 83xx series can, will, and sometimes need more voltage in order to reach comparable clockspeeds, but their temperatures will generally be lower on the same voltages.
Heard most FX 8350s OC very well but many of the FX 8320s do not depending on tha batch number Anybody heard of this Read on a newegg review.
Got my 8350 to 4.7 stable on a lower voltage and 4.8 stable with higher voltage but the occasional error after a few hours, though a few friends bought the 8320's (cheap bastards) and most of them struggle to go too far above 4ghz. Dont expect any miracles to happen below 1.4v.
I set my 8350 to 4.4 Ghz (22x multi), turned off Turbo, and left everything else in Auto and it's running great!
I'm using it for WCG crunching and its been running 100% load 24/7 since I got it. The Xig Night Hawk cooler keeps the temps at 38-40C on the cores/48-50C on the die.
Vishera compared to Zambezi is nearly the same as Thuban compared to Deneb (feels smoother/quicker and cooler running at the same time). Would definitely buy another one.
I also had a lot of trouble getting past 4,5GHz on the 8320 I used to have, no matter what voltage i threw at it(tested up till 1,54V). One data point isnt really enough to confirm it, but atleast my sample seems to support it
It is a little warm, after a few minutes (at 4.6) it gets to 55c; that was also with only 1.34v.
I got fed up with windows changing colors randomly every bootup and reinstalled wondows. I had been needing to anyway, there was so much old crap that I had filled up my drive with; its easier to reinstall. It does seem to have helped a little bit with the CPU stability tho.
Edit: I can't really find anything about it, is there a safe maximum voltage for these chips? Or should we just stick to Tubans guidelines to be safe?
I'd say uptill 1,45 is still considered "normal", but there is no actual basis for this. There are those that run it at over 1,53 24/7, however. I guess it depends more on your cooling than anything else, as in the end these chips are always bottlenecked by heat.
i get my 8350 tomorrow i hope i have some good luck overclocking it
This concerns me that the FX 8350 is the better choice.
The one thing that is a must is the 8320 should clock to a 8350 with absolutely no voltage increase.
My FX 8120 clocked to 8150 speeds with no added voltage. It was only when I found the sweet spot 4.40GHz running 8-Cores were that I had to bump the volts to 1.375v.
Mine 8350 is quite happy now at 4.6 with 1.34v. Took 1.5v to boot at 5ghz, just stable enough for superpi. (Which, btw Its taking like 18 seconds on 1M. ) Temps in open hardware monitor are 6-7c tho, lol. CPUID hardware monitor reads fine.
ran a quick test, my 8350 BSOD when i try to run 4.7 at a mere 1.382v. It begs for more voltage above 1.4, seems the only way i can keep it running that high, and thankful for my H80.
i got my 8350 today cant get it pass 4.5ghz i wonder if it the video cards being a bottleneck to the cpu
Have you tried it at 4.7ghz with a vcore of 1.45v? That's what mine is on stable
Hardware Canucks got the FX-8350 up to 4.90GHz on air with little Voltage increase. There is also proof that DX9 games run better on INTEL's i5,s and i7's. But DX10 and especially DX11 they are equal to the FX 8300's.
I find this interesting, it seems as though the FX is more geared to newer software versus the old. This may explain why FX does well in Multi-Threading vs. Single Threading.
The FX-8350 went down in price. $206.99. I am sure I can get to 4.80GHz with 1.385v or lower running all 8-Cores. We Shall See
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