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July 5, 2012 2:37:42 PM

I do not really care for my Amd fx 4100 cpu I can't get 3800 ghz because my mobo gets to hot to I have to Under clock it to 3300 Ghz with 1.35 v core
My temps are 32c 91F on idle-web browsing max was 50c Room temp is about 95f.


Is it going be worth switching to a I3 sandy bridge for $119 with a decent mother board. Will I see better performance with a z68 mother board and a Core i3 cpu with a after mark heat sink I can probably sale my Amd cpu for $70 $90 bucks since its only 4 months old. Also Would I be able to Crossfire with the Cpu Radeon 6570 hd card? I will Have about 250 bucks to spend.
Also my ram is "N82E16820103001" amd Entertainment thanks for the advice

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July 5, 2012 2:45:23 PM

ya I will would I rather just get a saber tooth mother board and a heat sink? then oc it to about 4.0 ghz because Adobe flash player Crashes allot of Facebook apps :/ 


btw Good guide but I aunt no over clock pro too but nice numbers with the bd!! Ill keep this n mind if I tend to keep my fx 4100
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July 5, 2012 3:10:06 PM

Mines easily overclocked on a pretty terrible motherboard, I could push it further but I can't be bothered. Get a nice cooler and OC it.
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July 5, 2012 3:23:32 PM

ya true Would you suggest a decent mother board 150-200ish? one that does not over heat in ya My mobo is mainly at fault here
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July 5, 2012 3:24:34 PM

How does the FX-4100 = Fail?
An FX 4100 OC'd to 4.3-4.5Ghz more or less equals a 4Ghz Phenom.
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July 5, 2012 3:31:41 PM

lol Will the sabertooth be over kill or the Asrock Fatal1ty 990fx or the Gigabyte ud5?
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July 5, 2012 3:40:10 PM

yummerzzz said:
Yes it does : http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

But if you want to "Upgrade" to the i3-2100 for a maximum of 2.3 frames increase then I guess it's up to you.

I think two games really shows the difference between these two processors. [:lutfij:2]

AND it's a dual core :) 
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July 5, 2012 3:44:22 PM

Dont hijack my thread please. All I need is a board that can fit a decent aftermarket cpu cooler and able to Sli later down the road !_! thanks for all the help in ya I'm going stay with my fx4100 for now
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July 5, 2012 3:46:58 PM

It's not really a dual core, the SB Pentiums are dual cores, the i3 is a Dual core with hyper threading, though AMD says so, the FX isn't REALLY a quad core, hell I don't even know hat to call it, the point it, it doesn't really matter what it's called, it's the market segment it's put into. The budget/low-end enthusiast.

It doesn't matter what it's classed as, price defines almost everything, which is why they don't sell i5's for the same price as FX's, these processors compete with each-other, if you have one there's no reason to switch to the other. Period.


EDIT : Urban, you do realise you linked the exact same link as me?
Psyhco, an i3 will bottleneck 2 cards in Sli.
I'm not an AMD diehard, but it's obvious you're biased to I Intel if your telling someone to buy a whole new CPU for a 2.3 fps increase LOL.

@Urban once again, how exactly is it a bad choice? PHII's being discontinued, 95W motherboard limit, previous CPU Phenom II 555, I now have more or less the same performance as a Phenom II 955 @ 4Ghz which will outperform the i3 in game that are heavily threaded such as BF3 64-player games online.
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July 5, 2012 3:50:31 PM

joec_10 said:
I do not really care for my Amd fx 4100 cpu I can't get 3800 ghz because my mobo gets to hot to I have to Under clock it to 3300 Ghz with 1.35 v core
My temps are 32c 91F on idle-web browsing max was 50c Room temp is about 95f.


Is it going be worth switching to a I3 sandy bridge for $119 with a decent mother board. Will I see better performance with a z68 mother board and a Core i3 cpu with a after mark heat sink I can probably sale my Amd cpu for $70 $90 bucks since its only 4 months old. Also Would I be able to Crossfire with the Cpu Radeon 6570 hd card? I will Have about 250 bucks to spend.
Also my ram is "N82E16820103001" amd Entertainment thanks for the advice



Hi joec_10,

Why do you want to overclock your processor? It runs fine even at stock. The temperatures you've mentioned are of processor or motherboard?

Switching to Intel Core i3 2100 isn't worth it. Although, Sandy Bridge architecture is more efficient than bulldozer but in this case, the difference is negligible. You will only waste your money if you buy i3 now.

I suggest you to buy a nice aftermarket cooler and overclock your processor.

Regards,
SmartGeek
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July 5, 2012 3:54:07 PM

Thanks psycho What about 1 Single Radeon 6870 with say a higher PSU since I prob would need a higher Watage later down the Road and with like a 990FX board would it still bottle neck?
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July 5, 2012 3:55:12 PM

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it's fine for you staying with your FX-4100 I have no issues with that and you for that matter.
I ran that Gigabyte motherboard I linked to you earlier, in your price range and runs x16/x16..
overclock your FX-4100 to 4.5GHz or so and then play it out....
come back shortly after that when you have issues with it, you might make it to Piledriver (hopefully)..
and we'll recommend you go with a Deneb C3 or Thuban.

if not then see you on the Intel side of things..



Those will probably be expensive by that time, and extremely hard to find due to the development end.

EDIT : You don't need an 8+2 phase motherboard to hit 4.3-4.5Ghz with an FX-4100.
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July 5, 2012 4:02:05 PM

Why would I want a processor that isn't really an upgrade and won't even work in my motherboard? :p 

Also OP the HD 6870 is a great choice, I use one along with my FX-4100 and they are a great pair!
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July 5, 2012 4:02:33 PM

Well my main problem is At stock speeds my shitty mother board Can't handle 1.45 V core clock at 3800Ghz My temps can get Extremely hot 73c So I had to under Volt clock it to 3300Ghz which is Stable as of now All I want is a board were I can achieve just a bit more Clock speed with out having a camp fire and my bed room !_!
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July 5, 2012 4:07:44 PM

Well this Fx was a temp cpu any ways because it was Cheap at the time :D  1100T I been wanting to get for a long time too
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July 5, 2012 4:09:18 PM

Best answer selected by joec_10.
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July 5, 2012 4:10:49 PM

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exactly..
I have two of them for sale on eBay now...
(my last two.)


so New 1100T + a good 150 bucks mother board Time to save some more $$
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July 5, 2012 4:12:42 PM

If, but it didn't, it is a good deal more expensive and what is the performance gain? Negligible. Your acting as if the BIOS update is painstakingly hard and time consuming, it took under 5 minutes with Asus Update.

OP, are you using the stock cooler? Then it may be that which is causing high temperatures and not the motherboard, though an upgrade wouldn't hurt.

Urban/384, I will not "move along" I came here to help the OP, not to argue.
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July 5, 2012 4:16:29 PM

so is the piledriver a new AMD cpu? and ya it can be totaly my stock cooler problem. Also with my case Do I need to remove the mobo to put on the Heatsink since I think it has a cut out plate on the back?
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July 5, 2012 4:20:26 PM

It depends, some coolers need they're backplates and other don't.
My Coolermaster Hyper TX3 requires no backplate, for a 1100T you may want a better cooler though, but the TX3 is pretty simple to put on the motherboard and I have done the procedure without removing the motherboard from the case.

Piledriver is the next AMD CPU to be released, it'll be socket AM3+ compatible and AMD says there will be a 10-15% increase in performance.
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July 5, 2012 4:26:07 PM

nice Thanks guys I have some time to think about what I'm going to do so may be the pile driver will be out next month.
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July 5, 2012 4:33:17 PM

^ Exactly.
We also have no indication of the price.

EDIT : Still believe there's no reason to i3.
i5 is a worthwhile upgrade, I was "^Exactly."ing to the oddball expenses bit pre-edit.
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July 5, 2012 8:39:26 PM

1st thing buy a big azz fan and point it to your motherboard chip.
2nd if you are using stock CPU cooler ...ditch it and get CM 212 evo
3rd thing is upgrade your VGA. You will get the best performance increase from upgrading your graphics not the CPU... i3 or FX4100 both are crappy so go with the graphics upgrade.
You can get 6950 for 180 on ebay
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