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I'm am a complete n00b to the act of overclocking but the idea of "christ on a bike" thats powerful speeds seems too good.

I've been offered a bundle deal on a pre built PC with the following specs (£399 btw!)

> AMD Bulldozer FX 6200,
> 4GB DDR3 RAM Corsair 1600 single module,
> ASUS M5A78L-M LE - AMD 760G Motherboard,
> 160GB SATA Hard Drive,
> LG Blu Ray writer and reader,
> ATI HD 6670 1024MB,
> CiT 2206 Black Midi Case,
> CiT 700W Black Edition PSU,
> Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler,
> Creative OEM SB 5.1 VX,
> TP-link wireless PCIE adaptor TL-WN781ND,

And I would like to overclock the CPU to get it into 5ghz + range how would I go about this in the most simple safe way and would changes to these specs would you recommend if necessary to make such a clock speed more stable? E.g. Cooler cooler / higher w PSU?
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> AMD Bulldozer FX 6200,
> 4GB DDR3 RAM Corsair 1600 single module,
> ASUS M5A78L-M LE - AMD 760G Motherboard,
> 160GB SATA Hard Drive,
> LG Blu Ray writer and reader,
> ATI HD 6670 1024MB,
> CiT 2206 Black Midi Case,
> CiT 700W Black Edition PSU,
> Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler,
> Creative OEM SB 5.1 VX,
> TP-link wireless PCIE adaptor TL-WN781ND,

Dont get 6200 get Phenom II x4 960T or 955 or which ever cheaper
Dont get LE mobo and try to get the one w/ 125w TDP support
HD 6670? Go with 7750
is that a certified PSU?
Get hyper 212+ and 2nd blade master 120 or 2x sickleflow 120


OR

I3 2100+h61/i3 540+h55+2x2 1333mhz+500gb/1tb+DVD rw+Elite 430+Hyper 212+antec bp500/vp450+HD7750
  
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post #3 of 10
I think you need a beter board to over clock that cpu you picked a 3+1 phase board and they don't handle being over clocked very well
post #4 of 10
TBH not that great of a build, I would agree with previous posters, better CPU and mobo. Definitely different PSU, don't want to take the whole system out with a crappy PSU. What do you plan on doing with the computer? Gaming / Rendering or just web stuff?
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Honestly that is a terrible bundle. Price wise is okay but the paring is just so wrong. PontiacGTX already explained all the problem associated with that bundle.
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This PC config is invalid.  The FX-6200 is a 125W TDP processor.  Your board has an inadequate VRM system and supports only 95W TDP processors.  It will not run with that processors at all.  You'll need a motherboard replacement with proper 125W TDP support (look for a QUALITY 4+1 phase VRM system).

post #7 of 10
Switch out cpu and motherboard, for this cpu and motherboard

Fx-8120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961&Tpk=fx-8120
Gigabyte 990fxa-ud3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514

You'll be much happier if you shell out the extra dollar for these parts.
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post #8 of 10
If it seems too good..It IS too good.Since XD has already been here..I'm going to link you to his AMD mobo vrm list ..pick a recommended board.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1241423/buying-own-bulldozer-based-pc-want-to-overclock/showthread.php?s=bd8d1313c09af4210eda3f9b5ad8a046&t=946407

As for the cpu..960T Zosma is a much better cpu than fx series IMO.
Mine idles @ 15-19c and under load it's 33c max
Oh yeah..and I use a 4.3 24/7 OC YMMV You'd have to OC an fx cpu to around 5.1-2 to get the same performance,due to them processing less instructions per clock.
 
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

As for the cpu..960T Zosma is a much better cpu than fx series IMO.
Mine idles @ 15-19c and under load it's 33c max
Oh yeah..and I use a 4.3 24/7 OC

What cooling are you using and at what ambient?
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I'm running a FX-6100 on a 990FX Fatal1ty Professional MB using a Corsair H50 for cooling. I'm overclocked to 4290 and with an ambient around 22C I idle at around 29C and hit 43C under full load (give or take 1C).
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