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AMD FX 8320 overclocking and the FX 8350 and FX 9370

Hello. On this forum I read that the AMD FX 8320 is the exact same cpu as the 8350 and 9370.
Is this true? I cannot find any article or information on AMD's website that seems to indicate this but sounds true to me.

I was going to buy the 8350
but if it is true could I just buy the 8320 and overclock it to almost the same 9370?

Currently the 8320 is like $150, 8350 is like $190 and 9370 is like $240
I know I would have buy a non stock cooler.

Say buy the $150 8230 and put a $35-$45 cooler on it?

How do I know how much a cooler can cool? Would say
the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus get the 8320 to 9370 clock speed?

(Are all AMD FX's overclock unlocked?)

I've never done overclocking before so if I could I wouldn't mind a good tutorial link too.


Thanks!!
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  1. Follow this thread
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1934882/overclock-amd-8320-5ghz.html
    into this link
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard

    No, FX-8320 is not the same as FX-9370, it is only similar to FX-8350 in that FX-8320 is just a lower clocked, not the best batch version of FX-8350.

    CM Hyper 212 Evo will do better for the similar amount of money.
  2. IDontUnderstand said:
    Follow this thread
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1934882/overclock-amd-8320-5ghz.html
    into this link
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard

    No, FX-8320 is not the same as FX-9370, it is only similar to FX-8350 in that FX-8320 is just a lower clocked, not the best batch version of FX-8350.

    CM Hyper 212 Evo will do better for the similar amount of money.


    Thanks for information!

    I guess my question is
    The FX-8320 + CM Hyper 212 Evo costs about the same. So would FX-8320 + CM Hyper 212 Evo outperform the FX-8350?
  3. Best answer
    As you can see in the thread that I've posted earlier, some people just can't get the overclocking right, so I guess the answer lies on your ability and patience. However, you can can only outperform FX-8350's stock speed, but you will not outperform FX-8350 if you were to overclock it with the same cooler.
  4. IDontUnderstand said:
    As you can see in the thread that I've posted earlier, some people just can't get the overclocking right, so I guess the answer lies on your ability and patience. However, you can can only outperform FX-8350's stock speed, but you will not outperform FX-8350 if you were to overclock it with the same cooler.


    Thank you for your time. I'll just get the stock 8350 and perhaps overclock it down the road.
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