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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Both motherboards seems quite capable,so it is up to personal preference IMHO.

    This 990X motherboard uses the same VRM and appears to be quite capable:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...99X_EVO/1.html

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeo01 View Post
    But yeah thanks guys, I will stick with my FX, because it makes sense to disable and re-enable when I need to.
    Exactly, for lightly threaded apps, a few cores OC'd to heck would be great. But if you need more cores for other stuff, they're there to re-enable.

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Thanks again for the links CAT. The ASUS on that review has similar specs as the M5A78 PRO, with some nice features. Seems to overclock decent the ASUS VRMs are some of the best quality aren't they?

    And yeah that's a good idea, don't know why I wanted to downgrade when I could disable. Thanks guys for all the help!

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Does anybody still care about Bulldozer?

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    FX4200 spotted:

    http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2012/2...port_list.html

    It seems to have 8MB of L2 cache so it could be a typo. OTH,it could be a 4M/4C CPU??

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    BTW does the ASUS M5A97 PRO have the BIOS update to allow FX... I only have a FX CPU so if it hasn't im stuck.

    Already bought it.

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    It's hard to say for certain, hopefully you'll get the latest BIOS already present (you'd hope so considering how long BD has been out now) but if not there's no guarantee it will work. I had a similar problem with the first motherboard I bought along with my 1055T - the system would just keep rebooting, making POST once in a while but there was no way I could flash it. It worked OK with the latest BIOS but like you say it's a pain if you don't have a spare CPU to hand...

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Well looking on the ASUS site now apparently only the latest BIOS works with the FX. So fingers crossed

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    if you have trouble i have a spare dual core AM3 CPU, i could probably arrange a loan for you

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    if you have trouble i have a spare dual core AM3 CPU, i could probably arrange a loan for you

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Test of FX8150 under Windows 8 Consumer Preview:

    http://translate.google.com/translat...3content_start

    Edit!!

    There seems to be decent improvements in the games tested and the power consumption profile improvements look good too.
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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by Boomstick777 View Post
    Does anybody still care about Bulldozer?
    Yes, because I don't care for a world where there is an Intel monopoly.

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Thanks Watercooled for offering loan of your CPU, but fortunately the BIOS was up to date, came through today

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Great, but it was Biscuit who offered BTW.

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeo01 View Post
    Thanks Watercooled for offering loan of your CPU, but fortunately the BIOS was up to date, came through today

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    Re: AMD - Bulldozer Chitchat

    Oh yeah I am so sorry! I misread, because Watercooled quoted.

    Thank you Biscuit! Forgive me

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