I admit to being a newb , i am doing my first ever overclock. So i think the protocol is for me to describe my system first.
Cpu = FX 6300
Mobo=Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0
Ram= 4 gig DDR3
Gpu = FXF HD 6850
Cooler= Titan Fenrir Evo
PSU= FXF pro750w
I upgraded wednesday from a Phenom II 6x 1055t
I dont claim any particular stability as i really cant see much point in tests as i dont play tests, i play games! and my games are all playing fine.
Now maybe im lucky (there's a 1st for everything) and i got a good processor but i got to 4.8 just by playing with the ratio/multiplier and the bus speed. I basically followed advice given on this Forum(thanks guys) and turned off all the power saving sh oops stuff and turbo things etc. The last .2 was got by increasing the volts to 1.44 and doing another 1/2 on the multiplyer, oh and i turned the DDR down one notch. I have to say that once i got used to the mobo it made things easy. According to HWINFO32 my motherboard is 25 deg C and my Cpu is 33 deg C, i know that will increase when im gaming but what it is i dont have a clue.
Anyway what im trying to say is if i can overclock the FX 6300 to 5 gigs anyone can.
Any suggestions on how i can monitor my temps while actually gaming would be most welcome as would any advice that would help me maintain what i already have as i really have no desire to try to go any further. And yes i will be upgradeing my Graphix card when finances allow, im considering a Sapphire HD7950 3gb Vapor-X. So is that a good choice for the money(i cant afford the 7970 version as its £100 more)
Wow thats a long 1st post, sorry guys hope i didnt bore you too much.