I just recently built a new system with an FX 6300, I'm pretty happy with it. I haven't gotten it stable though above the 4100Mhz that it automatically overclocks to. I tried out 4500Mhz since I have a Cooler Master radiator with 2 corsair high static pressure fans attached. At 4500MHz I can't get past the windows password screen without a BSOD. I brought it down to 4400Mhz and it appeared stable for maybe 45 minutes playing skyrim...the temp never went above 27 degrees Celcius, but eventually I got a BSOD. Tried it again to see if it was just a fluke and got another BSOD after about the same amount of time.
Anyone know of a good setting that should be stable? I had left the FSB at 200Mhz and just changed the multiplier, but I may try 215Mhz and play around with the multiplier on that to see if there's a more stable combination. I'm just worried I might fry the CPU or mobo, since I've been told the temp isnt the only thing that matters. Anyone have any advice as to what to try/avoid?
Interestingly enough my MSI motherboard came with an OC Genie setting, so I tried that and windows wouldn't even load. I went into the BIOS and saw that it had the CPU up to 215x22 at 4730Mhz, lol. I set it back down to the default 200x17.5 @ 3500Mhz, but it doesn't appear to be automatically overclocking to 4100Mhz, so I may need to reset the BIOS. Any guidance is appreciated as this is the first time I've really gotten serious about overclocking.