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Motherboard chipset for overclocking

Hi all, what motherboard chipsets or whatever the right word is, are for overclocking on the amd platform. I know for Intel you can overclock on z68, z77 etc, but not the h61 and such. I don't know much about AMD, or am I completely mistaken, help me. I will be using the 8120.
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  1. Why the 8120? There are much better CPU's out there...
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    For the 8120 use the 990FX chip set. Most AMD Chips sets can oc but the 990FX is the best at it.

    I have built with the:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514&Tpk=GA-990FXA-UD3

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128509&Tpk=990FX-ud5

    And will recomend them to you as stable and good OC'ers the former pulling an extra 200mhz on a PhII x6 1055t stable at 3.0ghz and the latter 1075t stable at 3.3ghz 300mhz higer than base. No black edition so those CPU's not normally like being oc'ed.
  3. simple way to identify is by it's naming __FX chipset. 990FX 890FX 790FX...

    This what people mad about when Bulldozer come with FX names but "poor" performance.. (general, except for people who know how to tweak it),,,
  4. You guys are kind of there, so just to make things clear, you can overclock on most chipsets, correct? And btw I lied about the 8120 part, just wanted you to have an idea of the scenario.
  5. completelyrandomname said:
    You guys are kind of there, so just to make things clear, you can overclock on most chipsets, correct? And btw I lied about the 8120 part, just wanted you to have an idea of the scenario.


    THE 8120 WAS A LIE!!!

    That’s okay :)... I feel so deceived :pfff:... :D I hope the info helps ###FX tends to be the ticket. What mood Swings :fou:?
  6. Al right thanks guys.
  7. Best answer selected by completelyrandomname.
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