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Will my mob support the AMD FX 8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor Piledriver

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November 11, 2012 3:21:55 PM

hey guys,

So I have a ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4A89GTD-PRO/USB3 Rev 1.xx motherboard and want to upgrade my cpu to possibly the AMD FX 8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor Piledriver.

I currently have a 2.80 gigahertz AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, would it be possible to upgrade and if so how to go go about it.

Thanks

P.S I have recently got the GTX 660 and my cpu isnt fast enought to keep up with it so that is why i am wanting a new cpu any other suggestions of cpus to get would be appreciated.
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November 11, 2012 3:34:52 PM

It probably will since it does support the 8150 BUT your motherboard CPU support list shows that the FX-8150 is supported with the latest bios but it says Beta. I'm guessing there may be flaws with the compatibility or minor issues. You may want to get a newer motherboard. Also try contacting Asus for an absolute answer.
November 11, 2012 3:40:54 PM

okay thank you for the quick reply, so what you are saying is they do support this Fx range but its bios is new?

Also am i right in saying i cant get a Intel e.g i5 or i7
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November 11, 2012 3:44:00 PM

I am saying that I would not do that upgrade since the bios does not have a stable release that supports the FX series. Anyways you are right you can't switch to an Intel processor with that motherboard.
November 11, 2012 3:53:54 PM

Thank you, but i am now thinking it would be better to upgrade my motherboard so i can use intel as iv herd they are better and maybe get an i7 what cpu would you recommend for my gtx 660?
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November 11, 2012 3:56:48 PM

is the cpu socke white? if so thats an AM3 board, looks like Asus made it work, but functionality will be limited somewhat.

If you just want a faster cpu, look into overclocking the 1055T, http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-phenom...

hitting 3.8 to 4.0 ghz will pretty much get you a whole new cpu compared to 2.8 ghz and will be more than enough for a year or two, and will push the 660 very well at that speed.
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November 11, 2012 3:59:10 PM

I do like the fact you are willing to upgrade but if you are just going to do gaming and normal stuff then just go for the 3570k.
November 11, 2012 4:13:53 PM

Google is your friend...
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November 11, 2012 5:26:37 PM

If you already have an X6, then dumping money in an i5 or i7 is a waste of money. Make sure you have the latest drivers for your GPU, overclock your CPU and you'll be good to go. The X6s have pretty low clock speeds, but if you can get it to 3.4GHz, you will notice a huge performance difference.
November 11, 2012 5:31:09 PM

ahh okay how to i go about over clocking it safely ?
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November 11, 2012 5:34:13 PM

Well, first, you need an aftermarket cooler. Are you using the cooler that came with your CPU, or a different cooler?
November 11, 2012 5:36:54 PM

hmmm im not sure let me quickly look but i think the one it came with
November 11, 2012 5:40:11 PM

okay im not 100% sure but i think its the cooler that was supplied with the cpu
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November 11, 2012 5:41:40 PM

Then you'll need to buy an aftermarket cooler. A cheap, good cooler is the Hyper 212+/EVO.
November 11, 2012 5:46:42 PM

okay thats reasonable price but that does look similar to the cooler on it now let me pop my pc off and have a better look at it.
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November 11, 2012 6:08:40 PM

That is known as the stock cooler which is meant for really small overclocks but mostly just to run at stock clocks. I would also suggest you go for the 212 plus or the evo. It may also be worthwhile to add another fan to lower temperatures by 3-5 degrees which does make a big difference when overclocking.
November 23, 2012 2:07:42 PM

The m4a89gtd pro/usb3 has a non-beta BIOS available (3029) since 2012.07.27. The CPU support list does not list the 8350 though, only the 8150.

I've been running an 8150 on the 3029 bios for ages with absolutely no issues.
January 20, 2013 8:29:21 AM

The Simply Answer is Yes.

I 'had' the EXACT same spec as you, now i dumped a fx 8350 in there, with ZERO prior overclocking knowledge, and ive got it working. I just downloaded the 'AMD Overdrive' software to overclock your CPU, and ran a 'AutoClock', now everything works.

In my case, i needed to:

- Download the latest BIOS, 3030
- Turn off all the turbokey etc on the motherboard itself

Here is screenshot, i hope others do the same and save themselves a fortune, as i now have a CPU which is approx 35-45% faster than previous according to many of the benchmarks. Hope this helps:

http://postimage.org/image/79ihq8vdh/full/

Good luck
January 21, 2013 6:14:17 PM

debeege said:
The Simply Answer is Yes.

I 'had' the EXACT same spec as you, now i dumped a fx 8350 in there, with ZERO prior overclocking knowledge, and ive got it working. I just downloaded the 'AMD Overdrive' software to overclock your CPU, and ran a 'AutoClock', now everything works.

In my case, i needed to:

- Download the latest BIOS, 3030
- Turn off all the turbokey etc on the motherboard itself

Here is screenshot, i hope others do the same and save themselves a fortune, as i now have a CPU which is approx 35-45% faster than previous according to many of the benchmarks. Hope this helps:

http://postimage.org/image/79ihq8vdh/full/

Good luck



with bios 3030 beta, date 2012.07.25?
thx

January 21, 2013 8:09:22 PM

MOGOTO said:
with bios 3030 beta, date 2012.07.25?
thx




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yeh that one. once you instal the CPU, which you literally slot it in and it works, dont be fooled by the CPU-Z readings, because your PC will no doubt have 'cool and quiet' on, which auto slows down your CPU when its not in operation. Either you can turn it off in bios, or just leave it on, makes little diff.

bare in mind i have a m4a89gtd pro mobo. i cant speak for any other makes. Cheers
January 22, 2013 6:20:39 PM

debeege said:
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yeh that one. once you instal the CPU, which you literally slot it in and it works, dont be fooled by the CPU-Z readings, because your PC will no doubt have 'cool and quiet' on, which auto slows down your CPU when its not in operation. Either you can turn it off in bios, or just leave it on, makes little diff.

bare in mind i have a m4a89gtd pro mobo. i cant speak for any other makes. Cheers


ok, thank you very much for your indications.
regards
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