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Windows 7: Installing new FX 8320 CPU

09 Mar 2014   #11
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

The Sabertooth doesn't need a Bios update you can do one but that board was made for that chip

I h ave the same board you should have 17XX Bios or 1805 either way it doesn't need to change just put the chip in and call it a day if you still want to update do it with the FX8320 installed


I had my Sabertooth for 2 years now only did the Bios once after i had the FX8350 for 6 months


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09 Mar 2014   #12
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello again well i did the BIOS update to 2104, and i am ready to install my New CPU once i pick it up tomorrow. once i have installed the new CPU, do i still have to install the motherboard drivers again, or will everything just boot up as before, ? hopefully without any errors.

Thanks in advance
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09 Mar 2014   #13
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pantz View Post
Hello again well i did the BIOS update to 2104, and i am ready to install my New CPU once i pick it up tomorrow. once i have installed the new CPU, do i still have to install the motherboard drivers again, or will everything just boot up as before, ? hopefully without any errors.

Thanks in advance
All you need to do is drop the chip in

Any previous settings will give you a boot error saying bad Overclock but if you are on Default settings you are good to go

Just remember have everything Default settings so when you boot with the new chip it won't give a error message to prompt you to click default settings in Bios i hope you understand what i mean
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09 Mar 2014   #14
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello again. i think i know what you mean just set everything to optimal /default settings in the bios before installing the CPU ?

Thanks
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09 Mar 2014   #15
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pantz View Post
Hello again. i think i know what you mean just set everything to optimal /default settings in the bios before installing the CPU ?

Thanks
Yes Sir you got it
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10 Mar 2014   #16
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello again, well i got my new CPU HS Zalman 10 X EXTREME. and man is it huge,it should fit in my case, Also i may have lucked out, i don't have to dismantle my machine to install a Back plate,

so i will attempt the install of the new CPU and FAN, and do a clean install of W7


Thanks
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10 Mar 2014   #17
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello again, Well that was a tight fit, have successfully installed my new FX 8320 and Zalman 10 x CPU Heat sinks, and i am shocked to see that my TEMPS are so LOW.

min temp on new CPU is 20C , the max after 2 reboots is 36C the max temp on the new CPU is where my Min was on the old CPU, maybe the thermal was not working as well as it should ?

I have not put it under a load yet, i would like to fine tune it a little more before i put it under a load.

I have not made any changes as yet, this is all at default setting, but i have a few questions,

1, what is the header CPU_OPT used for,

2 the CPU is running at 3711 MHZ, i thought the default was 3400 MHZ ?

3 the CPU heat sink has PMW control for the fan, which fan header should it be plugged in to have speed control for the fan ?

any suggestions are more than welcomed
Thank in Advance


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10 Mar 2014   #18
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

The core temp reads artificially low with Vishera processors. It's not a true temperature reading, but a calculated value. Mine consistently reads 20 degrees lower than the socket temperature, except under high load. AMD says that's when it's actually accurate. It's a rather stupid system. To get an actual idea of what your temp is, look at your socket temperature and add between 2 to 5 degrees for your core temp. It's only an approximation, but that's as close as I can get my FX 8350.

The Speedfan Temp1 reading is your socket temp, and it's a more accurate reflection of what your temp really is. Coretemp will read the core temperature only, but as I said, it's not exactly accurate.

#2. The processor is probably running in "Turbo" mode. It will go up and down between stock and Turbo. It's nothing to worry about. If you are worried about it, make sure that your CPU parameters are at default or Auto in your BIOS. Visheras automatically OC a little bit.

#3. You should always plug your CPU fan into the header marked CPU fan.
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13 Mar 2014   #19
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

hello again, well after installing the new CPU and Cooler, and reinstalling a clean install of windows 7 ,and at default bios settings, and one hour of game play, i am liking my new system very much,

right out of the box the CPU is running at 3.7MHZ, everything is at optimal / default setting,

looks like i can go to 4MHZ with very little effort ? i would like to do minimum OC ?

what is the actual cpu core temp, ?
what is the actual CPU temp ?
what is the actual CPU socket temp ?
what is the temp limit of the CPU ?

Thanks to everyone that helped.


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