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A10-5800K Overclocking help

post #1 of 11
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Hi all,

I've not overclocked AMD before and I would like some help on increasing this for a friend who bought it all before I had any input so I just built it for him. The current set up I am using is as follows.

ASRock FM2A55M-DGS
A10-5800K AMD Trinity CPU (currently stock 3.8GHz)
16GB Crucial DR3 PC3-10600 • CL=9 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1333 • 1.5V • 1024Meg x 64
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO with Antec Formula 7 Nano Diamond Thermal Compound
Hybrid Crossfire 7660D + ATI RADEON 2GB 6670 Graphics Card (card has the stock fan on it)

It runs around 29C at the moment in an Antec 902 case with the additional tricool fans also on low settings. Can anyone direct me what to increase to boost it whether via the ASRock tuning utility or the BIOS please just to boost a better performance from it. Sorry if this is the wrong forum too!

post #2 of 11
there are a few things about this system that i dont like.

1. the motherboard appears to have a 3+1 power phase design (thats bad for overclocking, especially a 100W quad core)

2. the motherboard's vrms arent heatsinked (this will make the vrms more vulnerable to over heating and possible failure)

3. the ram is only clocked at 1333mhz. i would bump that up to at least 1600mhz for good onboard graphics.

could you tell us the exact power supply (manufacturer, model, wattage)

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post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Heya,

The guy has a 450W Antec VP450P PSU (he bought the rig off eBay with a small mini atx case 400W PSU and stock fans and upgraded some).

With the RAM I assume you mean go into the BIOS and bump that to 1600mhz, I'll do that now.

Thanks

Edit: BIOS I've edited the RAM to 1600mhz, thanks.
Edited by Synaphix - 10/20/12 at 1:38pm
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Synaphix View Post

Heya,
The guy has a 450W Antec VP450P PSU (he bought the rig off eBay with a small mini atx case 400W PSU and stock fans and upgraded some).
With the RAM I assume you mean go into the BIOS and bump that to 1600mhz, I'll do that now.
Thanks
that power supply is going to be enough for this build, but if you ever get something that is more power hungry, i would definitely get something with at least 25A on the 12V rail(s)
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
I think in a few months he will be getting an i7 just he had nothing and this was somewhat cheap and he bought it before consulting anyone so we will definitely get new RAM, PSU, Motherboard, CPU and graphics card.

As for the current rig, is it possible to overclock it a little with the current setup without risk? It was advertised as 4.2GHz on eBay but came stock as 3.8GHz.

Thanks
post #6 of 11
im sure you could run the boost on it safely, but i wouldnt do much more than that. next time tell him to consult OCN. as long as he has a budget and a place to order from, we can point you in the right direction redface.gif
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
That sounds good, thank you!

As for boosting it, I go into the BIOS and alter the CPU Frequency Multiplier to x 42.0 would I need to edit any of the voltages or anything else?

post #8 of 11
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That sounds good, thank you!
As for boosting it, I go into the BIOS and alter the CPU Frequency Multiplier to x 42.0 would I need to edit any of the voltages or anything else?
i would keep the voltages at stock, and run a test like prime 95 to see if it is stable. if you dont get a BSOD, then you are fine. if you do get a BSOD, keep raising the voltage little by little until you don't
post #9 of 11
You need to have your RAM at 1866Mhz for non-bottlenecked all-around performance. Given the low binning expectations from your 1333Mhz generic kit, you may or may not need to get new RAM for this purpose. Otherwise, you may as well underclock and undervolt becuase your CPU is being bottlenecked at stock.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the information just give me some advice on what would be best to do and I will have a go to see how it goes, thanks.
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