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AMD FX-8120 @ 3.1 GHz. 8 core stock or 4 core overclock?

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September 17, 2012 1:14:17 AM

I've been trying to find something to back either positioning to no avail. This is mostly in terms of gaming performance, I understand that the FX series bottlenecks a bit in comparison to Intel chips for gaming, but this was built as budget computer and was about the best deal I could get on a decent processor. The rig only has about a 600w PSU so temperatures have to be kept in mind as I've heard that regardless this chip already runs incredibly hot with the 125w base usage.

Your guys' help in this matter would be greatly appreciated!
September 17, 2012 2:49:44 AM

Bump, can I grab anyone's opinion on this?
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September 17, 2012 2:55:54 AM

Just leave it at "8 cores" and overclock it.
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September 17, 2012 3:03:52 AM

well the psu wattage doesnt really apply at 600watts for an OC, im running a really cheap raidmax 500 watt on a 125 wat x6 witha small oc and it doesnt cause heat issues with the increases wattage.

And i agree with rds
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September 17, 2012 3:12:39 AM

Okay, sweet, I've heard of a lot of temperature and overheating issues, but if you guys believe that I can OC it without having it overheat then I'll put it to the test.
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September 17, 2012 3:17:36 AM

If you are going to overclock it you're going to have to get a good aftermarket air cool if you don't have one yet. For the price the Hyper 212 EVO is a great aftermaket cooler.
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September 17, 2012 3:21:05 AM

I'll look into getting one as soon as I decide to start overclocking.

Thanks a lot for your help, rds!
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September 17, 2012 3:21:14 AM

Best answer selected by Endowments.
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