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Windows 7: My new Bulldozer has shipped.

02 Jun 2012   #41
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

That's a cool little upgrade, bios update drop FX in and away you go. That's exactly what I did with the quad core last task and my MSI board and the online bios update makes it a breeze. Update remove quad install 8 core re-assemble and away you go !


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02 Jun 2012   #42
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

After doing some reading, I'm somewhat confused. This review:

AMD FX-8150 3.60 GHz with Windows Patches Review | techPowerUp

Says that the Bulldozer is a 942 pin processor, and that the AM3 MBs are only 941. Though it speaks of doing a BIOS flash to convert to AM3+ (if the motherboard was laid out with the extra socket), it still won't be capable of HT 3.1. Yet it also talks about using a 941 socket AM3 also, but how would you fit a 942 pin processor into only 941 sockets?
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03 Jun 2012   #43
linnemeyerhere

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Thanks for this article, I downloaded and installed the patches just moments ago.
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03 Jun 2012   #44
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

It's clear to me now that this bulldozer is a monster and clearly more than the initial pundits reported, will be hopeful that the W8 or further hotfixs continue to allow all it's greatness to emerge.
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03 Jun 2012   #45
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I can understand your impression of the improvement, since you went from a quad core to it, but I'm still trying to evaluate the improvement going from six cores. While the FX8150 is definitely faster clock than what I have, in what I've read so far, it doesn't seem to translate into that much of an improvement in actual tasks.
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03 Jun 2012   #46
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I think you are right. Most have said if you are running a top quad or a six core the upgrade won't be as dramatic. But for me this was always going to be the move as a second stage when I purchased this mobo. When the 8120 hit 149.00 I then I got (2) 20.00 certificates dropping it's net price to 110.00......how could I not jump all over this?
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03 Jun 2012   #47
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Understood. When I can find a FX8150 at a price that fits my budget, I'll probably get one, just to see for myself. Unfortunately, I'm still not convinced that my current motherboard could properly handle it, so I would need one with a 9 series chipset, which places that further back on the calendar, because I still have major expenditures looming on my vehicle which takes priority. Maybe by then, there will be something even better...?
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03 Jun 2012   #48
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Looks like you might hit some higher numbers there 4.6 looks great i actually had my ram running 1800 Oc but didn't make much difference cinabeanch ran but i got a lower score so i took it back to where i have it

i thought bring the ram to a higher clock would improve lol im good where im at

I can always get higher clockable ram i was running 4.7 ghz windows got to the splash screen then BSOD'ed lol
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03 Jun 2012   #49
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
It's clear to me now that this bulldozer is a monster and clearly more than the initial pundits reported,
Do you have any real world comparisons? For example, the amount of time to encode a video, or the time required to rip some audio, or the time to compile code? Comparisons from before to after?
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03 Jun 2012   #50
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

video encoding and transfers are pretty fast

So i would say real world performance is there but you know in the shadows someone will beg to differ


Also take into account everything isn't up to speed with this technology

Im sure there will be more patches to fix problematic issue's ,Have to say though makes my quadcore look like a turtle the burst in speed is uncomparable
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