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Oh fellas, one thing I forgot to include. My power supply is a Corsair CX500 V2. 500W, 12V 34A.

I've been told the power supply is enough to handle my FX-4170 overclocked and my Sapphire 6850. Have I got a good amount of headroom with this PSU? Or just about enough?
post #33 of 61
How far do you want to OC your 4170, that's the matter. You've got far less headroom than you have with bulldozer instead of piledriver but anyway the 6850 is not power hungry.
(Corsair's website specifications is utterly hopeless) You can have your chip drawing 250W (Insane temps, so definitely not possible with a hyper 212+) and THEN you have no headroom
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How far do you want to OC your 4170, that's the matter. You've got far less headroom than you have with bulldozer instead of piledriver but anyway the 6850 is not power hungry.
(Corsair's website specifications is utterly hopeless) You can have your chip drawing 250W (Insane temps, so definitely not possible with a hyper 212+) and THEN you have no headroom

How far I want to OC?

1) Within the limits of the 970 Extreme3 itself, and its 4+1 power phase.
2) Within safe heat limits using a CM Hyper 212 EVO.
3) As much of a stable overclock as possible at stock voltage... I am assuming the lower the voltage, the better right? Less heat, less power consumption. Come to think of it... is it possible to reduce voltage and still overclock, in the interest of less heat output and power consumption?

Bottom line: I want a stable OC at stock voltage, or as low a voltage as I can go while still maintaining stability. I believe 4.6Ghz is achievable (as in 1Ghz over a stock FX-4100 at 3.6Ghz).

I have OC'd my Sapphire 6850 to 891Mhz Core 1092 Memory, but am strictly maintaining stock voltage. Will reducing voltage decrease power consumption + heat and still maintain stability?
post #35 of 61
Lots of headroom. Your VRMs will blow up long before 230W wink.gif
4.6GHz? On 4+1? I doubt it. This being a ASRock low-end board definitely impossible mostly.
Overclock and reduce voltage? Nuts? There's a reason why so many OC involves bumping up voltage because the warmer the semiconductor junctions the higher the turn-on voltage so in order to get higher OCs you have to increase the voltage but also every extra volt (Volt! NOT MILLIVOLT) quadruples power consumption.
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Lots of headroom. Your VRMs will blow up long before 230W wink.gif
4.6GHz? On 4+1? I doubt it. This being a ASRock low-end board definitely impossible mostly.
Overclock and reduce voltage? Nuts? There's a reason why so many OC involves bumping up voltage because the warmer the semiconductor junctions the higher the turn-on voltage so in order to get higher OCs you have to increase the voltage but also every extra volt (Volt! NOT MILLIVOLT) quadruples power consumption.

Alright then. What would a realistic OC be for the FX-4170 on the ASRock 970 Extreme3?
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I run my 4170 at 4.7 all day on my ASUS 990FX Pro R2.0 board. I have run it as high as 4.8 before but it gets just a tad bit warm for my liking. Saving for an 8350 right now.
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I run my 4170 at 4.7 all day on my ASUS 990FX Pro R2.0 board. I have run it as high as 4.8 before but it gets just a tad bit warm for my liking. Saving for an 8350 right now.

Reassuring... but what about the FX-4170 on the ASRock 970 Extreme3?
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All i can say is that my asrock 990fx extreme 3, is good enough for the fx-6300@4.6ghz, So I reckon you should be fine even @5ghz+ in that cpu thumb.gif
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Here's the problem... one person says 4.6Ghz is a distant dream and my VRMs will blow up, others saying its easily achievable with 5+Ghz... will someone please give me a straight answer, or at least direct me to an experienced AMD overclocker before I start blowing up the hardware I bought with my hard-earned money?
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