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Overclocking FX 8150?!!

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Hey All,
So Im basically new to the world of overclocking. Current rig is

FX8150
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard
Cooler Master Hyper 612 heat sink and fan
16gb of DDR3


I have some questions on how hot is too hot for the FX8150

Did many test wprime heat gets to just under 60 Cel.

However I wanted to run a better test to really see how hot it would get.

Did tests with prime95 for 14 hours.

Have core temp monitoring temps and using overheat protection if it got too hot.

Max temp I saw was 70 cel. I have read that 62 cel is the hottest it should ever get.
Currently overclocked to 4.4ghz voltages are around 1.48v wondering if I should slow the speed down a bit.

I have passed every test with flying colors: linX, wprime, prime95, etc.

Want to know if I should lower the speed to reduce temps, normally when running prime95 I see 58 cel as the average or lower.

Any tips for a noob will be greatly appreciated
post #2 of 3
First and foremost welcome to the world of overclocking and secondly hit up the guys over here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1139726/amd-fx-bulldozer-owners-club

They can help and the 8150 is very easy to OC for most people given the right hardware. Which it seems you have.


There should be a FX series CPU guide somewhere.
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Welcome to the OCN biggrin.gif

Check out the link to the AMD FX Owner's Club that hednik posted. you should be able to get 4.4 at closer to 1.45 which would lower your temps a fair bit.
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