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AMD FX-8350 Recognized as AMD FX-8320?

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September 26, 2013 10:56:00 PM

Hello,
Not really sure why, but whenever I look my hardware specs on the computer it recognizes it as an 8320. Everything runs great, and I do know for sure that it is an 8350. running windows 7 professional. Also, is it bad for the cpu (8350) to be running at 97-99% for about 10 hours, I need to do some file conversions that take quite some time. It has stock cooling.
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September 26, 2013 11:02:18 PM

I would not recommend it with the stock cooler, as I noticed when i hooked it up that it was not capable of keeping it cooled very well. What kind of motherboard do you have as it may not support 125 watt socket setting. I would recommend this part in place of the stock FX-8350 cooler:

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CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $29.99
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This will cool it down remarkably well for an air cooler, I run a Kraken x60 in my system with 10 fans, including the ones in push/pull configuration on the radiator, and even during really heavy games my processor never goes above 95 degrees F.
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September 26, 2013 11:04:49 PM

OK make sure your motherboard has the latest BIOS update that is what it sounds like to me the motherboard is miss identifying the CPU. Could you list your motherboard as it may not fully support the 8350.

As for the CPU utilization as long as your temps are OK there should be no problem. A CPU is meant to be used so as long as the temperature is keep within norms you will be just fine. I have had my FX-8350 rig running 100% for 10 hours or more converting 1080p Blu-Ray to .mkv and while I have water cooling on that rig and my max temp full load is only about 35-40c it has never given me a problem. You will be fine.

That said I would recommend a aftermarket cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO they are low priced and cool much better than the stock cooler that can get quite loud at full load also.
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September 26, 2013 11:30:09 PM

bryonhowley said:
OK make sure your motherboard has the latest BIOS update that is what it sounds like to me the motherboard is miss identifying the CPU. Could you list your motherboard as it may not fully support the 8350.

As for the CPU utilization as long as your temps are OK there should be no problem. A CPU is meant to be used so as long as the temperature is keep within norms you will be just fine. I have had my FX-8350 rig running 100% for 10 hours or more converting 1080p Blu-Ray to .mkv and while I have water cooling on that rig and my max temp full load is only about 35-40c it has never given me a problem. You will be fine.

That said I would recommend a aftermarket cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO they are low priced and cool much better than the stock cooler that can get quite loud at full load also.


I imagine that the bluray disc reader/writer/whatever is pretty loud on its own, also I went forward with the converting anyway and am currently monitoring the temperature and so far, 35% done, and it hasn't gone over 52c. It has just stayed around 51c for the most part.
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