Originally Posted by stukav
I've recently purchased some components for my budget gaming rig (I'm using some of my old components, as well and plan to add better components later on); and I came across this thread. I purchased an AMD FX 6300 as I knew it was a good performer for its price tag and was thinking of getting a mild overclock, just for that extra performance.
My rig setup is:
CPU - FX 6300
Mobo - Asrock 970 Extreme3 R2.0
HDD - Samsung F3 Spinpoint 500GB
RAM - 4 x 2GB Transcend DDR3 1333Mhz**
Cooler - NZXT Respire T20
PSU - FSP Aurum 750watts
Case - Inwin Mana 136
Fan - 120mm Xilence Red Wing (on side panel)
**My RAM are some old ones that I'm trying to utilize as RAM prices are just plain outrageous at this time and would buy when prices settle down.
Given that my components are not really for hardcore Overclocking... I am planning to get these thing up to 4.0 Ghz
from stock 3.5 Ghz by just bumping Multiplier and some CPU voltage. As my RAM are old value ones, I'm not keen on altering any RAM settings also...
Can you guys advise me on what CPU voltage I should start on with 4.0 Ghz goal? With the current component, is it the right path to just alter only multiplier and CPU voltage (no fine tuning involved)? What do you suggest I should do (I'm not a very experienced OCer but only know some basic stuffs from what I have read). Thank you.