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This review is from: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 6-Core 3.3 GHz Socket AM3+ 95W FD6100WMGUSBX Desktop Processor
Pros: Very fast even with stock speeds and runs quite cool with stock cooler. For the price it can't be beat! Stock cooler works well for minor overclocking. Runs well in my crosshair iv board as well.
Cons: None so far!
Other Thoughts: With stock cooler i was able to get it comfortably up to 3.9ghz and in my nzxt phantom full tower case with additional 250mm side fan get without load around 45-50 degrees fahrenheit and with a heavy load around 70-80 degrees fahrenheit. So i am sure it could go much higher especially with an after market cooler!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Very easy to set up and plenty of space to install everything. Fairly easy to overclock and extremely easy to flash your bios with the program included. I also like the boot sequence set up. A great board considering you can use fx cpus and i didn't even need to update the bios although i strongly reccommend just because it is always nice to have the latest updates.
Cons: I am using the fx 6100 and you cannot change the cpu multiplier with it so instead when overclocking you must change the bus frequency which isn't really a huge problem but then when going extreme overclocking you will have to fool around with the voltages which always means lots of heat. I am not sure if it is just me but with my kingston hyper-x 2 8gb sticks i have issue changing the frequency's and tend to get overclock failure messages but i'm sure that can be resolved with some finer tweaking and voltage settings.
Other Thoughts: Easy Bios, Helpful pre-installed programs such as the core unlocker and overclock utility not to mention the easy flash for bios.READ FULL REVIEW