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Old 05-11-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Hi guys

i currently have a AMD FX Bulldozer 4200+ 3.6ghz Quad Core

I have upgraded everything in my PC apart from the motherboard and cpu

Motherboard is future proof so ill be keeping it but cpu i fancy a new one anyway

I have seen an AMD FX 8 Core for 154 and wanting to buy it just wondering would it support my motherboard and do i have enough power supply power

I currently have a Corsair 630v fitted i don't want to overload my pc and find out i need to buy a new power supply as i only bought this last friday

if i need a new one then ill just leave the whole idea as im not wasting money

current full specs

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Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
CPU
AMD FX-4100 15 C
Zambezi 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 535MHz (7-7-7-20)
Motherboard
ASRock N68C-GS FX (CPUSocket) 32 C
Graphics
W2043 (1600x900@60Hz)
2048MB GeForce GTX 660 (EVGA) 35 C
Hard Drives
596GB Western Digital WDC WD64 00AAKS-22A7B SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 37 C
Optical Drives
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH40F SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
High Definition Audio Device
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit



THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP HERE IS THE CPU IM WANTING TO PURCHASE.

AMD FX 8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor 4.00GHz Piledriver Socket AM3+ - FD8350FRHKBOX - Scan.co.uk
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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Your new CPU is an AM3+ and your mobo is FM so no it won't work.

Nevermind, it is AM3+. I confused FM with FX.

Anyway, check your BIOS that it will support it.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:20 PM   #3
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Sorry im a rookie at this

What am I checking for in bios

So will it work with my board

If not can someone suggest a better cpu than I have which will support it
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Would i also need any more cooling inside my pc ?
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:58 AM   #5
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It's a BIOS version number and you have to look up the CPU support list at the mobo maker's site. Each CPU has a version number supporting it and your mobo need at least that version to run it. The higher the number the more it'll support.

As to cooling, it's good to have two fans, one intake and one exhaust for the case to promote cooling.
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