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Overclocking FX-4100 on a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Motherboard

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Hi everyone, i need help of the experts here on giving me some guides on how to overclock my processor from 3.6 to 4.2gigz or higher but not too much, want to push a little the speed of my pc for some new games i have no idea if this will give some boost on my pc sorry for being a noob.biggrin.gif

Heres my pc specs:

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Bios:F4
Ram: GSkill Ripjaws F3-12800 CL9 4Gb X 2
Gpu: Inno3D Nvidia GTX 560
PSU: Corsair VX550
HDrive: 500 WD Blue
CPU Cooler: Deep Cool Gammaxx 300
Casing: Antec 300 with 5x 120mm fan



heres my intelligent tweaker bios screenshot


Edited by bargzeek - 12/12/12 at 4:11pm
post #2 of 6
You shouldn't overclock on that board. It's phased 4+1 and the vrms are unheatsinked
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Thread Starter 
Ok i see so this board is not possible for overclocking...i should sell this instead...thanks
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just sink them for $15-20 or get a 970a-ud3.
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Originally Posted by bargzeek View Post

Ok i see so this board is not possible for overclocking...i should sell this instead...thanks

Actually you can OC it but not a great idea.
You would be better off to count you losses by sellling it and going up to a better board.
The one suggested above is good for a 970 chipped board, the 990 chipped boards will run a little more in terms of $$ - It's really up to you if you'd want one or not.
The top-dog Asus Crosshair V-Z is the best overall performer you'll get but really expensive, the Asus Sabertooth model below it is also high but still a great board.
If you shop Newegg, sometimes you can find one that's open box and come out good - I've done that before and got a good board cheap that I'm still using after 2+ years of everyday use.

The Gigabyte series of 970/990 chipped boards are good too and even ASRock has a good board or two in the mix but MSI and Biostar, I can't and won't suggest them over the previously mentioned board makers.
I have a Biostar 990FX board that didn't even make it 60 days with non-OC'ed use before it just quit. Got my RMA'ed one in and it works but time will tell if that was a fluke or what I can expect. As for MSI, I've had one of those just bomb straight out on me - I don't believe I'll get another unless they show some improvement related to reliability.
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Thanks everyone for the responses, will surely sell this instead and go for higher models. Its just only 4 months old actually.
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