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#1 Slack0806

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 02:46 PM

Hi All,

I want to upgrade my AMD CPU but am unsure if i can just swap it for a better one.

 

 

System specs:

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/azpOVacZ4ZIiXRgSXGZeuBL

 

hopefully you can use the link. I have a screen shot if not.

 

the socket is am3+ (942) if this helps.

 

I have a 750 w psu also.

 

Just wanted a bit more processor power for the newer games. Otherwise all seems good with my pc graphics wise and ram.

 

Thanking you in advance.

Slack 0806.

 

 

 

 

 



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#2 Drillingmachine

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 03:05 PM

That board supports virtually all FX CPU's so you may swap CPU's like FX-8320, FX-8320E or FX-8350.

While using low end chipset, VRM supports CPU up to 140W.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 05:06 PM

Thanks for your help Drillingmachine. Do you think the heat sink on my current cpu would be OK on newer one?

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 04:41 AM

What's current heat sink?

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 04:45 AM

There are only two good mATX AMD boards that loosely support the FX 8350. One being the M5A78L-M/USB3 and the other the Gigabyte GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3. Both are good older 760g chipset boards, but both use 4.1 power phasing, and although there are those that run the FX 8350 on the board you will notice no one overclocks with it using that processor and realistically you should not consider the FX 8350 with either board unless you are willing to take the gamble of failure/heat/throttling issues. Granted both mainboards use quality capacitors and quality mosfets even being 4.1 power phasing but If it were me I would use an FX 6300 and OC it to about 4.2 GHZ and call it a day. At least the FX 6300 is @ 95w TDP vs the 125w TDP of FX 8320-50-70 and you have some headroom to work with. FX 8350/8370 are much better suited and paired with quality 970 boards with at least 6.2 power phasing (MSI 970 gaming is one of them) or better a 8.2 power phase high quality 990fx board.



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:56 PM

Thanks all for your input. Drillingmachine I think the heat sink issue is solved, I decided to get FX8350 with HBX wraith cooler.






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