Detailed side-by-side comparison
Q: Is there a way to unlock disabled cores on the AMD FX-4170 CPU?
A: No. This processor indeed has 4 disabled cores, but there is no known method to unlock them.
Q: My processor is running 55C under load. Is this normal?
A: Safe CPU temperatures are 60 degrees Celsius and below. It may
still run fine with CPU temperatures, exceeding 60C threshold by a
few degrees. Running the FX-4170 close to 70 degrees and higher is not
Q: I have an AMD FX-4170 processor. Can I upgrade it?
A: Probably yes. CPU compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please see CPU-Upgrade.com website for CPU support list for your board.
Sorry, overclocking information is not available at this time.
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Aug 24, 2012
: AMD today updated A-Series, FX-Series and Phenom II pricing pages,
lowering prices on full range of "Llano" APUs, and high performance
K10 and "Bulldozer" CPUs. The pages shows effective date August
27, which suggests that the price drops will happen next Monday.
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Mar 08, 2012
: Less than two weeks ago AMD added FX-4170 and FX-6200 unlocked
microprocessors to FX-Series line-up without releasing their pricing.
FX chips had significantly higher (about 15%) stock clock speeds
compared to older FX-4170 and FX-6100 models, therefore the new
processors expected to be more expensive. Earlier this week AMD
added FX-Series 4170 and 6200 CPUs to official price list, confirming
AMD releases FX-4170 and FX-6200 CPUs
Feb 28, 2012
: Yesterday AMD released two FX-Series "unlocked" microprocessors,
based on Buldozer micro-architecture. New CPUs are FX-4170 and
FX-6200. Details of these SKUs were known for quite some time.
AMD FX-4170 was part of original Bulldozer announcement in October of last
year. FX-6200 emerged in CPU specifications database on AMD website
last December, which we mistakenly interpreted as a sign of
Pre-order prices for upcoming AMD FX CPUs
Feb 01, 2012
: Last Sunday Intel listed three new Core i5 desktop microprocessors
in company's official pricelist. Another desktop Core i7 model will be
launched in two weeks. It seems that AMD also prepares to refresh
their FX line of desktop processors, targeted at computer enthusiasts.
We recently spotted available for pre-order unreleased FX-4170 and FX-6200 CPUs. Also, AMD is going to offer in US a variation of FX-8150
model with liquid cooling.