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AMD FX6300 Not compatible with ASROCK 960GC-GS FX motherboard

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February 10, 2014 10:35:19 AM

I recently bought an AMD FX6300 and an ASROCK 960GC-GS FX motherboard and a Sapphire R250 2G video card to build a decent, but inexpensive gaming PC for friend. After a week of extensive testing and errors I have found this MB and CPU while employing a PCIE discreet graphics card are not compatible. Using the on the onboard video the combo works fine, but I have now tested 2 ATI and 1 NVIDIA PCIE cards and have the same result in both Windows 7 and 8. I have used the driver on the included CD, plus the newest stable version as well as the newest beta version all with the same result. I thought the video card was overheating, but that is not the case.

Shortly after Windows boots, sometimes immediately and other times after up to 20 minutes, the video just drops out. The screen goes blank and no video signal is being sent between the video card and the monitor. From what I have read it appears the chipset AMD 760G (I think the "G" stands for Garbage) on the MB is a piece of shit! LOL. This is at stock clock speeds and voltages, with no overclocking.

I have dropped an older AMD Phenom II into this machine and have had zero video issues. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem and if it is correctable or should I just upgrade to a MB with 990FX chipset and be done. Thank you in advance.
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February 10, 2014 10:37:48 AM

The board does support the FX6300 , all BIOS versions.

A 970 or better yet 990 board is a better option for FX.
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February 10, 2014 10:43:03 AM

I blame it on the budget board and would upgrade it.
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February 10, 2014 10:47:22 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
The board does support the FX6300 , all BIOS versions.


Thank you. Can you point me to some documentation if possible. ASROCK website says it is supported. http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/960GC-GS%20FX/?cat=CPU (9th cpu on list). I am just going to get the 990FX.
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February 10, 2014 10:48:25 AM

990 FX is a better choice , go for an ASUS board.
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February 10, 2014 10:54:38 AM

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February 10, 2014 11:19:14 AM

If I was back in my hometown of Seattle, WA I would grab the ASUS and be done. However I am currently living in the Philippines and selection is quite limited. Ordering from the USA is not an option, as the customs fees would run about $200, plus another $150 for express shipping, (express being about 7 or 8 days). The only 2 boards I have found here with a 99FX chipset are ASROCK 990FX EXTREME3 or the MSI 990FXA-GD65. Any input as to which one I should get would be appreciated.
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February 10, 2014 11:22:11 AM

The MSI is the better board out of those two! The Asrock is basically a budget board with same power phases as their budget 970 boards or 4+1.
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February 10, 2014 11:22:22 AM

MSI 990FXA-GD65 < Get this one.
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May 7, 2014 7:52:54 PM

Buccaneer Dan said:
I recently bought an AMD FX6300 and an ASROCK 960GC-GS FX motherboard and a Sapphire R250 2G video card to build a decent, but inexpensive gaming PC for friend. After a week of extensive testing and errors I have found this MB and CPU while employing a PCIE discreet graphics card are not compatible. Using the on the onboard video the combo works fine, but I have now tested 2 ATI and 1 NVIDIA PCIE cards and have the same result in both Windows 7 and 8. I have used the driver on the included CD, plus the newest stable version as well as the newest beta version all with the same result. I thought the video card was overheating, but that is not the case.

Shortly after Windows boots, sometimes immediately and other times after up to 20 minutes, the video just drops out. The screen goes blank and no video signal is being sent between the video card and the monitor. From what I have read it appears the chipset AMD 760G (I think the "G" stands for Garbage) on the MB is a piece of shit! LOL. This is at stock clock speeds and voltages, with no overclocking.

I have dropped an older AMD Phenom II into this machine and have had zero video issues. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem and if it is correctable or should I just upgrade to a MB with 990FX chipset and be done. Thank you in advance.


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May 7, 2014 7:59:59 PM

I don't know about the AMD FX6300 on this board but I am running the FX4300 3.8 Ghz with ATI FireGL V7350 and have had no problems. It is possible that you received a defective MB or CPU. The FX6300 is on the supported CPU list for this MB
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July 15, 2014 9:14:45 PM

This boards works OK with FX6300.

Does anybody check it with FX-8350 heatsinking capacitors and regulators?
Just curious
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