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    Posted: 15 Nov 2015 at 11:56am
does my Asrock N68C-S UCC can support AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz ?
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I am afraid not, it does not list any FX CPUs on it's CPU support list.
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thanks for the reply. can you suggest a cheap mobo that support fx 6100?
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ASRock has plenty of budget options you could choose from. It depends on what features you are looking for.  

You should be able to pick up an ASRock 970M Pro3 for around US $60. This is a solid yet simple board that should provide all the features you need. There are some cheaper options but you would be sacrificing features for very little savings.
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From my experiences and hanging out here in forums, do not use a 970 chipset MB. Stay with the 990FX for your FX-6100. The 970 boards were not designed to handle the FX's 125w power requirements and often fail due to excessive heat killing their VRMs.

Below are the ASRock 990FX chipset motherboards sorted by lowest price first.

Wherever you live you can use this as a starting point.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Property&N=100007625%2050001944%20600138080%20600166242&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=90


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Edited by wardog - 16 Nov 2015 at 4:23pm
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I got the FX series running on that board.

But only if You are brave enough.

The N68C-S UCC PCB was reused for N68C-GS FX.
The only difference is the black socket, and the sticker
over the old board name.

So, If You cross-flash the board - You should be running FX CPU's.
http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/N68C-S%20UCC/
http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/N68C-GS%20FX/

The only thing that may not work is the LAN port, cause it is the main
difference of those two boards.

The only thing You have to know, for this 3-phase board,
a 95W FX is required.

I tested it with FX-4100 and it worked fine.

But for the FX-6300, it may not last long.

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Fora cheap AM3+ motherboard, go with an ASRock 970 chip-set based or higher.
http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=AM3%2b


http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970M%20Pro3/
http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970%20Pro3/
http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970%20Pro3%20R2.0/
http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970%20Extreme3/
http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970%20Extreme3%20R2.0/

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970 chipset boards should be more than adequate for the 95w Zambezi FX 6100 but if you ever plan to upgrade to an FX 8XXX then you may want to spend a little more on a 990 chipset board as Wardog suggests if for no other reason than extra features and more upgrade options. The problem with using 125w CPUs is the VRMs get too hot if not actively cooled. ASRock recommends using a top down blowing CPU cooler to help with cooling when hotter running CPUs are installed on the system. This is true even of the 990FX boards. 

AMD systems tend to be space heaters so be sure you have adequate cooling for your system regardless of what board you end up choosing.
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Well, it would seem I'm getting voted down here.

Here's ASRock's own recommendations for MB's they produce that they say will support your FX-6100.

YMMV

http://www.asrock.com/support/cpu.asp?s=AM3%2b&u=386
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Edited by wardog - 16 Nov 2015 at 4:34pm
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Originally posted by wardog wardog wrote:

Well, it would seem I'm getting voted down here.
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Not at all, you are correct in that many people have had issues with the 970 chipset boards in conjunction with 125w CPUs. The reason for this is not very well documented so I outlined it in my post. The reason the 990FX boards suffer less is due to the fact they are higher end boards with better cooling and power delivery but even then it it still recommended to use a top down blowing cooler to ensure proper VRM cooling with more power hungry CPUs. Personally I am with you on the 990FX recommendation, it would be a more sound investment and will run cooler than the 970 chipset boards as well as allow more upgrade paths. If budget is a constraint however then, so long as it is set up correctly the 970 chipset boards are probably the best option as they can be had for very little cash outlay.
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Xaltar and all,

My way of looking at it is if the board, 970 or below, needs set up with cooling fan(s) to operate for any length of time a user is better served with going with the AMD Approved 990FX chipset.

MB manufacturers had to commit to AMD that the AM3+(EDIT originally had "990FX" here) boards they produced met somewhat stringent guidelines in their power delivery(read: VRM section) and that a new black AM3b CPU socket be used to denote this.

Sadly, many manufacturers, ASRock included, got rather loose with the use of the approved AM3b black socket and then followed that such as the N68 boards by way of BIOS updating kludges could support an FX. IMO that is not the truth. Quite far from it.

In ASRocks own words:
http://www.asrock.com/news/index.asp?id=200

Now, BIOS updates aside, isn't ASRock above, and by AMD AM3+(EDIT originally had "FX" here) Standards, seemingly contradicting themselves by stating an N68 or any other than AM3+(EDIT originally had "the 990FX board" here) boards will support FX's. Beit 95w or 125w.
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Edited by wardog - 16 Nov 2015 at 7:04pm
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