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Hello, there. I've recently just OC'd my CPU on my first build, and I mostly just want to make sure I did everything right. I have a FX-6300, Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Rev. 3, and a Hyper 212 Evo (I heard that this board doesn't have heatsinked vrms, or something, and that I should have another cooler other than stock; the 212 was recommended to me by other forums). I've currently got my OC at 4.2 GHz and 1.356V. I don't plan on pushing it any harder since I'm a bit worried due to what I've heard about this mobo, as well as not having a large enough PSU to support it (520W and I have an HD7950 to feed, as well). I ran through 25 passes of Intel Burn Test and a few hours of Prime 95 without any errors followed by running the Heaven DX11 Benchmark for a little while, so I'm assuming it's, at least, mostly stable. The screen shot below was taken after the Prime 95 (During ITB, my CPU reached, apparently, 51C, which is safe, as far as I know).

I suppose my main worries are the voltage, since my base voltage at stock is 1.3 (1.296), and I have it set at +0.075 in the mobo, yet I'm only getting 1.356. Does the voltage just determine the max it can reach or is my computer just not generating enough? I suppose the next thing I'm worried about is the 0 on the fans, but that happens only for, maybe, a millisecond, so I'm not too worried about them. I'm guessing they're my case fans and not the Hyper 212. From what I've heard elsewhere, this is apparently normal.

Thank you for your time.



Edited by protomog - 2/3/13 at 12:42pm
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The stock cooler is actually better than a hyper212 if your mosfets doesnt have heatsinks.
That's because the stock fan blows downward towards the motherboard and some air also reaches your mosfets.
A tower heatsink like hyper212 will blow sidewards and air wont reach your mosfets.


Just touch one of your mosfets when doing a stress test, if you will burn your finger within a few seconds, its too hot.
If its just warm then you are good to go. Make sure you touch the black plastic part and not the metal part.

Read up on this before you overclock further to avoid damage
http://www.overclock.net/t/943109/about-vrms-mosfets-motherboard-safety-with-125w-tdp-processors
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I've actually read through that thread before, which is why I'm partially worried about my computer and would like a secondhand opinion.
That said, I shutdown my machine, quickly removed the panels and felt around the CPU area. I could touch it just fine.
That is, unless you want me to do so with the machine on and the case open.
I'm not 100% sure what the vrms look like, but I have a pretty good guess.

EDIT: Wow, I can't read today.
Alright, I'll give it a shot.

EDITx2: Truthfully, I don't know if I'll be able to reach them during operation.
My cooler gets in the way, as does my case fan.
Where they are positioned is a bit awkward.

EDITx4: I've included a pic of my mobo. The circled red area is what I think to be the mofsets you want me to touch. The blue arrows indicate where my hyper 212 is blowing out as well as my back case fan. The area between the yellow lines is the space for my hands, which is really small and hard to fit my hand into without touching either fan.



Flip it left 90 degrees, and that's how it's sitting in my case.

EDITxIcan'tcount: Nope, can't reach them. Fingers are too small to do so and I keep bumping the fan-blades

EDITxwhatever: I put it back at stock for now because I do need to use this computer.
That said, I was seeing quite a bit better performance overall, so I wouldn't mind getting it back up there.
A question I raised on another forum prior to this overclock was this:

Without touching any other settings but the multiplier and powersaving features, I could get it up to 4.0 GHz. At default, the chip is 3.5 GHz turbo'd up to 4.1 GHz. As a result, would it matter if I OC'd it to a solid 4.0 or just left it at default?

I'm mainly reiterating this here since if 4.2 doesn't work out, I might just go back to 4.0/Stock.
Edited by protomog - 2/3/13 at 4:19pm
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