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[quote name="amd-pcmarlow" url="/t/1335956/ it still shows up max bandwidth as 10666 in cpu-z but is now running at 800mhz which if im right in assuming this is now running at 1600mhz?[/quote]

If cpu-z says 800mhz, then you're running at 1600mhz.
post #32 of 35
I know that, its running at 800mhz each side but shows up max bandwidth as 10700 indicating 1333mhz ram overclocked
post #33 of 35
Then you have nothing to worry about.
post #34 of 35
I have the coolermaster Hyper 212 Turbo and it was like 35 bucks... With my AMD FX6300 at stock in idle I get like 33~36C and 40~44 when gaming with Skyrim, FarCry3, Battlefield 3.. you name it.... I think this is very very good but I am not expert.. I know the FX6300 can handle up to 62C max.. So look out for that.. But I am very happy with my hyper212 evo turbo.. By the way.. Turbo just means it comes with 2 fans.. I have them in a push/pull config... My whole system is air cooled... I have the Corsair 300R.. I have the stock two case fans with the cpu fans and ONE additional 140mm top mounted fan it a push config. So it's blowing air over my ram.. My CPU fan #1 then pulls air up and through the heatsink and then my CPU fan #2 pushes it out the top of my case.. My case has a perforated top with tons of holes that form a mesh.. so this works nicely.. Excellent airflow and I would recommend the 300R case any day.. Hope this helps in some small way..

I am also having problems OC'ing my system.. I have:

CPU: AMD FX6300
MB: ASRock Extreme 4
GPU: NIVIDIA 650 Ti
Ram: 8GB Transcend AXE RAM 2133 OC'ed.. That is with OC mind you... My problem is that it runs 1333 at stock with CPU at stock as well..
PSU: XIGMATEK TAURO 80Plus Bronze PSU

So, my dilemma is that I am a newbie too and can't figure how to OC.. I have the ASROCK EXTREME TUNING UTILITY installed and like it.. it has options for OC there but I dare not touch.. I tried to adjust my CPU fan speed through that utility and my CPU fan #2 cut out entirely.. So the long and short of it is that I don't trust it and just like to use it for monitoring..

I can do this in the BIOS but once I tried to put Turn on XTREME boot which ups the ram and CPU speed AUTOmatically... I got Blue screens of death... WIth a new computer built only the week prior, I was skeptical to try anything else.. HELP please.. I can run my BF3 and other games in high settings (not ultra for BF3) without lag at stock but wish to get the most out of my system in the long run.. Maybe I won't OC today or tomorrow but when my system starts to show signs.. I might want to revive it with a little bit of OC'ing TLC...
post #35 of 35
You might want to start by uninstalling the utility. You will have smoother experience if you overclock using the BIOS instead. All you need to do is change the OC mode to manual, and adjust the multiplier to 4.2. Use HWMONITOR to keep an eye on your temps and voltages. Be sure to disable turbo, cool n quiet, CE1, C6, and APM. You should be a able to hit between 4.2-4.5 Ghz with stock voltage. Just change the multiplier, boot, stress test for 5 minutes and if everything is ok, try another multiplier bump for an extra 100Mhz and so on until you become unstable.http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

It's been my experience that 4.5Ghz is about as high as youre going to get with a Hyper 212 Evo in "Turbo." I had to keep my rig "laying down" for the Hyper 212 to do its job correctly. Setting it vertically as it should go made the temps skyrocket by 10 degrees+.
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