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HT and NB gains are seen in games for the FX chips?

Only in Tri/Quadfire, and only if you have fast enough ram to make it worth it, respectively.
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Sorry,I meant 1.5V.
    
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Ok,so exactly what voltage would fry these?5Ghz is really really good when you think about it.But what voltage is the mandatory keep under for such insane OCing?

well put it this way @robbo2 had an 8350 at 8ghz and it still works i think

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it all comes down to a couple few factors....

Overclocking = raised voltage / raised temps / raised clocks

more voltage = higher temps..

yes the high voltage COULD itself fry the card.. really depends on how high the chip was tested.. and what it could actually handle ...

but aslong as you have suffecient cooling and dont have to raise the voltage too high.. the sky is the limit... I see a lot of people saying that 1.55V is about as high as you really want to go.. yet some people can go higher and be fine.. yes the high voltages could deminish the lifespan of the chip.. but it is somewhat rare these days for anyone to keep their chips long enough for that to happen.. most people (around here at least) are going to upgrade their CPU within 4-5 years MAX if they even keep them that long... so basically as long as you can keep a safe temperature >62 degrees centigrade... you should be fine to play around and find what works for you.. I myself am not versed well enough in EVERY aspect of overclocking.. so I set safe guards for my self.. I will not go above 1.55V and I will not run with an idle temp higher than 35degrees... right now I have my FX6300 OC'd to 4.5ghz with a Vcore of 1.3V and an idle temp of about 22degrees C... under 100% load.. it may get up to 38degrees C..

and to the guy who was running one at 8ghz..
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Thanks for the explanation!So I'll go around the same as your's biggrin.gif So 65 degrees celcius at load and 1.55V.If I'm veeeeeeery lucky and the processor is as easy to OC as the 8Ghz guy's,Imay even reach 5Ghz with my cooling and skills!
    
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well put it this way @robbo2
had an 8350 at 8ghz and it still works i think

It still works, but it was with LN2.
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Thanks for the explanation!So I'll go around the same as your's biggrin.gif So 65 degrees celcius at load and 1.55V.If I'm veeeeeeery lucky and the processor is as easy to OC as the 8Ghz guy's,Imay even reach 5Ghz with my cooling and skills!

trust me.. unless you are doing some serious rendering or something.. you wont even need 5ghz.. I overclocked my 6300 to make sure I wasn't getting any bottlenecks with my video card.. which it turns out ... even at stock clocks and voltage.. it wasn't doing anyway.. so I backed off a bit.. I've gotten my CPU up to 5ghz.. but at the moment.. I just don't need that much .. I keep it at about 4.4ghz or so.. and everything works perfectly even at 5ghz.. but again.. YOU WONT EVER NEED THAT MUCH lol.. unless you are doing something that needs a hell of a lot of computing power.. but normal every day use and gaming.. you wont need it.. unless maybe you have a really high end video card or something..

the main key with overclocking AMD chips.. especially the FX series.. when in BIOS.. disable to "core boost" feature.. and just turn the multiplier up... and if its not stable.. raise the Vcore... and keep raising each until you get to where you want it to be and its stable..
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Thanks a lot,again:D I'm going to get the MSI R7260X OC which I think shouldn't be much of a problem.But I'll need to do a fair bit,I think since the PcleX16 slot on my mobo is ver.2.0 and the card comes with ver.3.0.
    
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Thanks a lot,again:D I'm going to get the MSI R7260X OC which I think shouldn't be much of a problem.But I'll need to do a fair bit,I think since the PcleX16 slot on my mobo is ver.2.0 and the card comes with ver.3.0.

Only Intel mobos have PCIE 3.0 slots. It doesn't make a difference. A gpu which runs in 3.0 slots will obviously work in 2.0 slots.
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Only Intel mobos have PCIE 3.0 slots. It doesn't make a difference. A gpu which runs in 3.0 slots will obviously work in 2.0 slots.
There was a Sabertooth board out before that had PCIe 3.0
 
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