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So I finally got around to overclocking. thumb.gif

I bumped it up to 4.0Ghz and ran prime95 for 30 Minutes. Stable no crashes, Temps didn't go above 45*C ....but....the bottom two cores failed. I did some reading ( I used the search feature, gotta give me kudos for that! biggrin.gif ) and some had said that it means that I am very close to a stable OC. That I need to increase my voltage. I hope that is what it means.

Anyways. I went into my bios and for the love of OCing, I couldn't find which voltage is the correct one to do. I was told to bump it by 0.005. Is that also correct?

Here is my current CPU-Z validation

Other then that am I doing everything right? I turned off the stuff I should, at least the stuff I can find anyways.
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Here is a picture of all the options to choose from. I just don't know which one is the voltage that I need to change.



In addition my DRAM timing mode is on auto....and for some reason it doesn't seem like my ram is running as fast as it should .
My ram is Kingston Hyper X - KHX16C9B1RK2/8X DDR3 1600Mhz But CPU-Z says this.



Here are some other pics of my specs

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800 in CPU-Z is 1600.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post

800 in CPU-Z is 1600.
Thank you, I thought I was going crazy for a bit.

Know which one of those voltages I should change tho...?
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I'd really like to know which voltage I should change. So I can make this OC stable. Anyone know???
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post #6 of 17
at 4 ghz, you need to change this from auto to somewhere around 1.40 to 1.425


at 4.5 ghz you'll need cpu voltage around 1.45 to 1.47
Just try the lowest first then do a prime95 run for 30 minutes and see if it holds.

it varies depending on how lucky you are, but FX6100 will need voltage around those numbers.
I managed to reach 4.6 Ghz stable, but my motherboard is cheap so I have it back at 4.0 Ghz for 24/7 usage
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post #7 of 17
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at 4 ghz, you need to change this from auto to somewhere around 1.40 to 1.425


at 4.5 ghz you'll need cpu voltage around 1.45 to 1.47
Just try the lowest first then do a prime95 run for 30 minutes and see if it holds.

it varies depending on how lucky you are, but FX6100 will need voltage around those numbers.
I managed to reach 4.6 Ghz stable, but my motherboard is cheap so I have it back at 4.0 Ghz for 24/7 usage

Thx. I am wanting to just go 4.0Ghz only because I heard that the msi 970a-g46 I have apparently has crappy VRMs...even tho the only ones I seen was for FX-8XXX CPUs...

I might try to push it past 4.0 Ghz later on, but right now I just want to get this OC stable. Thx for your help.
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post #8 of 17
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Got it stable with 4.0 Ghz, none of the cores failed this time! thumb.gif

Temps only reached 50*C. With 30 mins of Prime95. I hope that isn't to bad.?
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what cpu voltage did it needed?
50c full load temp gives you some headroom if you wanna try for 4.5ghz later when you get a beefier motherboard.
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post #10 of 17
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It took 1.424 volts.. Here is an updated CPU-Z



I'm halfway temped to push it to 4.5 Ghz....simply because the mobo VRMs were on the beefy FX-8XXXX CPUs that are 125w as opposed to my FX-6100 which is only 95w.

Anyone think that is a bad idea?
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