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FX 8320 or FX 8350

I am about to get a CPU and it has to be an AMD one since I cant afford anything else than a CPU right now. Should I pay extra 16 euros for 8350 instead of getting a 8320. I don't plan on overclocking eventhough I will be using a hyper 212 evo, my case is horrible for any air cirtulation at all.
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  1. They are the same cpu just set at different clock speeds. They are both old and get beat by a simple i3 6100 in most tasks.

    What motherboard do you already have?
  2. ASUS M5A97 EVO R2.0. My budget is 175 euros and not 1 cent more since I have gift cards. I live in Germany.
  3. If you already have that board, just grab a FX8320
  4. I had 8320 for 3 years now and I literally split it in half when trying to remove stock CPU fan. Turns out it was impossible to remove the fan anyway.
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    I had 8320 for 3 years now and I literally split it in half when trying to remove stock CPU fan. Turns out it was impossible to remove the fan anyway.



    How in the world did you manage that?
  6. What is your current cpu and what do you use the pc for?
    FX-8320 has a passmark rating of 8018 and a single thread rating of 1396.
    The FX-8350 has a passmark rating of 8949 and a single thread rating of 1504.
    Either can be overclocked to about the same level.

    If your use is gaming, the single thread rating is what matters most.

    If, for example you are upgrading from a FX-6300, the passmark rating is 6344 and the single thread rating is 1408.
    Neither is going to be a worthwhile upgrade for gaming.
    Few games can make use of more than 2-3 cores.
  7. So funny story actually, first when I pulled the cooler after letting it loose, CPU came with it from the locked socket. And I tried to heat it up, put it in isopropyl alcohol, put dental floss in between, tried to wiggle it. Nothing worked at all, and some pins got bent aswell. Then I fixed the pins and tried to put it back in but I couldn't wihout removing everything from the case. And when I did, it still didn't go in properly so I just got frustrated and declared it dead. Then I had my fun with splitting the CPU in half. People in AMD really should find a better solution for glueing the 2 parts together. Anyway, should I also get a thermal paste or is Hyper 212 EVO's fine?
  8. Berkin said:
    I had 8320 for 3 years now and I literally split it in half when trying to remove stock CPU fan. Turns out it was impossible to remove the fan anyway.


    For future reference,
    The trick to removing a cpu cooler is to run the cpu a bit to heat it up and soften the thermal paste.

    Most paste does the job, you do not need more.
  9. Thanks for the input guys, now I just need a recommendation about the thermal paste and I am ready to order
  10. Berkin said:
    I had 8320 for 3 years now and I literally split it in half when trying to remove stock CPU fan. Turns out it was impossible to remove the fan anyway.

    yeah I didnt have that issue with my 8320 and ive never heard of anyone else having that issue
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