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Will a AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz work in my ASRock 970 Extreme4 motherboard?

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May 10, 2014 12:40:46 PM

I have an ASRock 970 Extreme4 motherboard. I'm looking for a decent affordable CPU for building a gaming rig. I found the AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8320FRHKBOX on NewEgg for $160. Would this work in my motherboard? It says that the motherboard supports Socket AM3+, 8core CPU's up to 140 Watts. I have a Radeon HD7950 GPU and the CPU should work well with that, but I don't want to go much over $160 for the CPU.

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May 10, 2014 12:54:05 PM

Yes it will work i have the same motherboard as you and an fx 8320 oc'd to 4.3 ghz (can go to 5 ghz stable for no reason but my cooler can't keep it cool enough then)
May 10, 2014 12:54:43 PM

Yes. You should be fine with that combination.
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