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fx 6300 on Asus M5A78L-M LX3 (760G chipset)?

Hello, this motherboard has chipset 760G , which I read is not really good for the fx 6300.
Here are the specs: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78LM_LX3/#specifications
Given that I won't overclock, will I notice any difference between this motherboard and the m5a97 (970 chipset) motherboard?

Also, I don't need Crossfire.

Thanks.
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  1. Best answer
    m5a97 (970 chipset) < This is the better one for that chip.
  2. Yes but it costs more than double, at least where I live, the m5a97 is 188USD and the M5A78L-M LX3 is 85USD (yes, it's expensive here). So I wonder if I would notice any difference between the two to see if it's worth. I also don't plan on upgrading anytime soon after this.
    Thank you for answering.
  3. Yes it will work , it's on the CPU supported list.
  4. Don't forget to choose a Best Solution when opening a question thread , the forum members will appreciate that.Thanks for posting on the forum.
  5. I know it will work, what I want to know if the difference (100USD difference) is really worth it given that I won't do overclocking (and I also don't need other stuff, like 4xDIMM)
    So, solely on the cpu performance, will I notice any difference?
    Thanks.
  6. It will run the CPU , but make sure it has the right BIOS , the 970 board would perform better.

    I would get the 970 even though it's more.
  7. none of you guys answered his question.

    ddg7, What did you end up getting? because i'm planning to get the same motherboard with the same processor and im wondering if it will perform ok not overclocking the processor and without crossfire and all that things the 9xx series chipset has
  8. The 970 Chip Set is part of the FSB or local bus and controls the speed of the Motherboard! The Chip set used to be called and sometimes is called the North and South Bridge. If you get a 760 Chip Set your transfer rate will slow and the potential of the CPU will be slower than normal! It is a bottleneck in the system; as well as could be your SDRAMs speed known as physical memory cards! Cl (Clocking ) should be low and speed should be high on any component on the Motherboard!
  9. The 970 Chip Set is part of the FSB or local bus and controls the speed of the Motherboard! The Chip set used to be called and sometimes is called the North and South Bridge. If you get a 760 Chip Set your transfer rate will slow and the potential of the CPU will be slower than normal! It is a bottleneck in the system; as well as could be your SDRAMs speed known as physical memory cards! Cl (Clocking ) should be low and speed should be high on any component on the Motherboard!
  10. The 970 Chip Set is part of the FSB or local bus and controls the speed of the Motherboard! The Chip set used to be called and sometimes is called the North and South Bridge. If you get a 760 Chip Set your transfer rate will slow and the potential of the CPU will be slower than normal! It is a bottleneck in the system; as well as could be your SDRAMs speed known as physical memory cards! Cl (Clocking ) should be low and speed should be high on any component on the Motherboard!
  11. im actually under the same predicament. which board did you end up choosing? im using the same processor, cant decide between those two boards, as one is twice as expensive.
  12. so did the cpu worked fine in your motherboard?
  13. Hey, for anyone wondering...

    I have this same motherboard and CPU (bought them together about 6 months ago) and I haven't noticed any performance issues. Maybe it is indeed better with another motherboard, but as far as I'm concerned, any game I play runs at 60fps with this combo, including the recently released Shadow of Mordor, which recommends an FX-8350.

    With a Radeon HD 7950 GPU, this FX-6300 and M5A78L-M LX PLUS combo does not seem to be a bottleneck whatsoever.
  14. I have the exact same processor and mobo, right now on1 extra Ghz so at 4.5 instead of 3.5 will try for 5Ghz on al the 6 cores. Dat mobo tho :/
  15. So did you need to update the bios for it to work
  16. Nio I bought it, stuck it in out of the box and it worked, however for certain stability update the bios just in case however I never had a problem!
  17. AdzyGames said:
    So did you need to update the bios for it to work


    No I did not. It worked just fine out of the box.
  18. Old thread I understand. I am running a FX6300 on the Asus mATX 760g board. The processor works with the board out of the box. I have had zero issues over the last 12 months with this setup. Microcenter bundled the board for only $15. Couldn't pass it up. I NOW after extensive research will be getting a 990FX board for some extra speed. People can say all over " your dumb, its too slow it wont work, etc" But I know the FX 6300 is a triple core processor...I never expected it to be faster than a quad core. BUT again, after research, ive never seen the full potential of my processor as the 760g chipset is limited the full power/bandwidth of my setup. Ill be posting youtube benchmarks of the current and 990fx benchmarks when I purchase the board. I would of paid an extra few bucks last year if I was better informed. This was my first AMD Build as well.
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