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November 18, 2012 8:13:36 AM

Hello,

I am thinking about upgrading my system with an FX 8350, and I was wondering if my motherboard would be suitable for overclocking it. My motherboard currently is an Asus M5A87.

Thanks for your help,

Leeski

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November 18, 2012 8:45:33 AM

If it's AM3+, then yes.
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November 18, 2012 11:01:59 AM

Make sure your bios is updated before you put the new chip in, just in case
Moto
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November 18, 2012 12:51:36 PM

Yeah I will update the BIOS, I've checked on the Asus website and it is compatible.

I was really asking because I'd read in a couple of places that people were struggling to OC this chip, so I wanted to get some advice.
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November 18, 2012 12:59:08 PM

The mobo isn't the best but its far from bad,
I don't see why you would have any problems assuming your cooling is up to it, stock cooler won't let you go more than a couple hundred Mhz
Moto
November 18, 2012 2:12:35 PM

Yeah I know it's not top of the range and the chipset is a bit old, but hopefully it'll do the job.
I have an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 heatsink, which is also not the best, but it's about the limit of what fits into my case. I presume this will be enough for a modest OC?
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November 18, 2012 4:50:47 PM

Yup, its a decent enough cooler to keep your temps down, you should be fine
Moto
November 18, 2012 7:37:02 PM

Nice one. Quick question, I'm also planning on upgrading my Asus 6770 to a 7870 at some point in the future, will my (cheap) 600W PSU be enough to run an FX8350 and a 7870?
November 18, 2012 7:51:49 PM

That shouldn't be a problem at all. You should have energy to spare.
November 18, 2012 7:54:11 PM

Brilliant, thanks guys :) 
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November 19, 2012 3:02:35 AM

what kind of "cheap" 600w psu? wouldnt trust any cheap psu. especially not with an overclocked fx8350.
November 19, 2012 5:30:12 AM

Sorry for double post but it won't let me edit.

I won't be getting the 7870 at the same time as the FX8350, so I can always upgrade the PSU at the same time to be on the safe side - what do you think?
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November 19, 2012 7:26:53 AM

i cant find any information about that PSU, or the brand. That is generally a bad sign.
November 19, 2012 3:19:08 PM

The 8350 is a good chip but it takes a lot of juice when overclocked. A good 600W unit should be plenty but I wouldn't overclock it on your current PSU, it might take your whole system if it blows up! My advice is to either :

1 - Get the 8350 but don't overclock it until you get a new PSU.
2 - Get a decent 600W+ PSU (The Corsair CX600 is a good cheap option) and you'll be fine overclocking both the 8350 and the 7870 if you get it.

Never cheap out on a PSU!
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November 19, 2012 6:12:27 PM

I can find that Psu for £12, +several to the posts above, if you get the 83, don't try clocking it until you have a good Psu to power it
Moto
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November 19, 2012 6:58:37 PM

diec4st said:
The 8350 is a good chip but it takes a lot of juice when overclocked. A good 600W unit should be plenty but I wouldn't overclock it on your current PSU, it might take your whole system if it blows up! My advice is to either :

1 - Get the 8350 but don't overclock it until you get a new PSU.
2 - Get a decent 600W+ PSU (The Corsair CX600 is a good cheap option) and you'll be fine overclocking both the 8350 and the 7870 if you get it.

Never cheap out on a PSU!

antec have a good range of cheap but good quality psu's along with corsair. good deals on xfx psu' often come up too.
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