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What is my limiting factor when overclocking FX-6100 CPU?

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Hello Forum,
I am trying to get better results when overclocking my FX-6100. I am currently running my Fx-6100 at 4.3GHZ on 1.450 volts. During my lurking on the OCN forums I've seen people get higher than 4.5ghz on the same voltages. I tired lowering the CPU ratio and upping the CPU host clock but I still get crashes beyond 4.3ghz in Prime95. My RAM are timings are properly set too. I will be thankful for any help.

My Current Specs are

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit SP1
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AMD FX-6100
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8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 1600 (9-9-9-24)
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Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-970A-UD3
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ASUS VG236 (1920x1080@120Hz)
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Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM)
Edited by Formel - 12/11/12 at 7:43pm
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Do you know which power supply you have?  I mean, the make and model.

 

Edit:  I just looked.  Your PSU is not a concern.  I apologize for not looking before posting.

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Thanks for trying. I really hope people help me out.
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Try more voltage. Seeing higher clocks on other people's chips means nothing. The bulldozer silicon varied greatly and many were prone to high leakage. Drop your RAM divider one notch if you are raising the base clock to keep the RAM under spec (for now).
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Try more voltage. Seeing higher clocks on other people's chips means nothing. The bulldozer silicon varied greatly and many were prone to high leakage. Drop your RAM divider one notch if you are raising the base clock to keep the RAM under spec (for now).
Thanks. I will try to increase voltages and decrease ram divider, but I am already looking at 50 degrees on 1.45 volts with Prime95 after 3 hours.
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Originally Posted by Formel View Post

Thanks. I will try to increase voltages and decrease ram divider, but I am already looking at 50 degrees on 1.45 volts with Prime95 after 3 hours.

50'C still gives you some room, but typically cooling is the limiting factor on the six and especially the eight core chips.
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Have you disabled turbo core and corec6state?
turbo might cause some problems.

Keep cool and quiet enabled so you get lower temps when idle
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50'C still gives you some room, but typically cooling is the limiting factor on the six and especially the eight core chips.
Okay, thanks. I believe after my testing I am content with my 4.3Ghz clock. I was able to get around 4.4x Ghz with 1.5 volts but the temperature isn't to my liking. Thanks for the help.thumb.gif
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Have you disabled turbo core and corec6state?
turbo might cause some problems.
Keep cool and quiet enabled so you get lower temps when idle
I have all those features disabled. Should I enable cool and quite or will it mess with my OC?
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