is the fx-8350 compatible with a Asus M5A97 R2.0 AMD 970 AM3+ Motherboard Socket AM3+

ive recently been wanting to make a gaming pc and want to use the fx-8350 purely because of my budget and cant afford a 3570k or 3770k and wanted to know if the chip will run to full potential with this motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 AMD 970 AM3+ Motherboard Socket AM3+. thank you :)
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  1. yes fx-8350 use Am3+ bord
  2. Yes, that motherboard will work like a champ! Make sure you have the newest version of BIOS, but otherwise, you'll be in great shape.
  3. For all motherboards of all manufacturers you will find a cup support list on there web page: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A97_R20/#support_CPU
  4. from bios version 1006 and on supports fx 8350 just check the barcode on the mobo the last for digits should read 1006 or more if not you can go with ga-970a-ud3 (Rev3.0) which support fx series out of the box
  5. 6 month necro man
  6. 8350rocks said:
    6 month necro man

    I didn't get it man!!! ya wanna say GA-970A-UD3 is a piece of junk?
  7. Darkresurrection said:
    8350rocks said:
    6 month necro man

    I didn't get it man!!! ya wanna say GA-970A-UD3 is a piece of junk?


    You posted in a thread from 6 months ago...that's called a necro post because you're bringing it back from the dead. They don't like it around here either unless it's for a really good reason.
  8. 8350rocks said:
    Darkresurrection said:
    8350rocks said:
    6 month necro man

    I didn't get it man!!! ya wanna say GA-970A-UD3 is a piece of junk?


    You posted in a thread from 6 months ago...that's called a necro post because you're bringing it back from the dead. They don't like it around here either unless it's for a really good reason.

    Aha!!! =)))) I didn't know that!!! thanks once more for your advice on fx 8350 and BF4 benchmarks mate
  9. Darkresurrection said:
    8350rocks said:
    Darkresurrection said:
    8350rocks said:
    6 month necro man

    I didn't get it man!!! ya wanna say GA-970A-UD3 is a piece of junk?


    You posted in a thread from 6 months ago...that's called a necro post because you're bringing it back from the dead. They don't like it around here either unless it's for a really good reason.

    Aha!!! =)))) I didn't know that!!! thanks once more for your advice on fx 8350 and BF4 benchmarks mate

  10. hello
    i'm a noob here .
    i was just wondering that ASUS M5A97 R20 & AMD FX 8350 is a good deal?
    because i'm thinking to buy that motherboard and amd fx-3850 with a readon amd 7850
    i'm thinging hardcore games like rome ii an d BF3 amd FC3
    thanks in advance
  11. mohammeud1 said:
    hello
    i'm a noob here .
    i was just wondering that ASUS M5A97 R20 & AMD FX 8350 is a good deal?
    because i'm thinking to buy that motherboard and amd fx-3850 with a readon amd 7850
    i'm thinging hardcore games like rome ii an d BF3 amd FC3
    thanks in advance


    Yes, I run the M5A97 R2.0 and FX 8350 + HD 7870XT, you would be fine with that.
  12. I'm also going for that motherboard but the 8320, can anybody give me a ball park figure i should safely aim for in overclocking? hyper 212evo to cool and a coolermaster haf 912 plus case
  13. Mike Hackett said:
    I'm also going for that motherboard but the 8320, can anybody give me a ball park figure i should safely aim for in overclocking? hyper 212evo to cool and a coolermaster haf 912 plus case


    4.1-4.2 GHz should be achievable. You may need to bump your vcore a bit to get it there (I wouldn't think much though), though that should be well within reach.
  14. Haha funny post. People who complain about necro-posts in the actual necro-post, are just as bad as the person who originally necro-posted.

    I just installed a M5A97 R2 board in my system the other day, works great. Triple boot with WinXP/7/Linux Mint 12. Currently have a 1090T, but may upgrade to 8350 in the future, or if something better comes along. One slight problem I had with the board is that sound didn't work in windows 7 with drivers included with motherboard. So I uninstalled the audio device/drivers, and then let windows 7 automatically update the sound drivers, and no problem.
  15. What if I can't get into bios. Or no boot cause of CPU is new? What should you do?
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