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    Reviews - Overclocking AMD's A8-3850 APU: a close look

    Find out just how well it stomps past default frequencies.
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    Re: Reviews - Overclocking AMD's A8-3850 APU: a close look

    A lot of potential, I think @ 3.6Ghz this CPU is excellent; anyone for a BE?

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    Re: Reviews - Overclocking AMD's A8-3850 APU: a close look

    Given that AMD must have known that people would want to overclock these chips, I think it's a bit remiss of them to not add a divider to the peripherals buses, tbh. I can see the case for multiplier locks on the CPU and GPU elements, allowing for the release of a black edition later, but to not provide a few dividers to keep the peripheral bus as close to 100MHz as possible whilst ramping the "FSB" is just (IMNSHO of course ) lazy. They could have scored a massive enthusiast win over Intel by making their cheap APUs overclock more stably with (I assume) a fairly simple addition...

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    Re: Reviews - Overclocking AMD's A8-3850 APU: a close look

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmage View Post
    A lot of potential, I think @ 3.6Ghz this CPU is excellent; anyone for a BE?
    Tom's Hardware says that AMD is going to release one.


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: Reviews - Overclocking AMD's A8-3850 APU: a close look

    multiplier locks are usually on the motherboard. I see alot of potential for cheap cheerful and powerful little rigs with this and a decent motherboard. Paired with some 1866 ram like the ripjaws, i'd imagine a nice little matx system thats portable and/or discreate enough for a home theater.

    I'm seriously looking at replacing my old rig with one of these. Worst case is i later replace the apu with a gfx card. Enough power to perform as it were

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