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Just built my first rig, looking to get some help Overclocking it correctly

post #1 of 5
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Howdy,

I am a first time DYI rig looking for some first time overclocking help. I am running a windows 8 computer on a ASRock 990FX Extreme motherboard with an AMD FX-8350 processor. Also with Corsair Vengeance DDR3 @1600 MHz (2 X 8GB) 16GB memory.

lately I've been scouring youtube and other forums trying to figure out how this overclocking thing works, and most sources tend to be specific to certain motherboards/BIOS's that I don't have.

I have made several attempts at overclocking the CPU but so far i have not been able to get it stable for very long even when i make small changes in the BIOS.

So far I have tried:
changing the core clock speed 210MHz
changing the multiplier x22
changing multiplier, and voltage x22, 1.375V

changing the multiplier, computer ran stable for about 15mins before suddenly crashing when i started Prime95

changing just the clock speed it ran stable normally but 2 cores would fail in prime95 after ~2mins

changing the multiplier and voltage would not successfully boot

any advise or specific help for overclocking this setup would be greatly appreciated smile.gif
post #2 of 5
You could this guide although its for asus, you could refer it and ask your doubts.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard
post #3 of 5
Hi and welcome to OCN. biggrin.gif I personally have no AMD OCing experience but I do OC anything in general. Might I first suggest you enjoy that nice new rig you built before OCing? I find most people have no need for OCing although it is a fun hobby. Yet if want to learn we'll teach you. thumb.gif

Btw. What kind of cooler are you running?
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post #4 of 5
Refer to any overclocking guide of FS8350. There are many.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
the cooler is a Cooler Master Seidon 240m, and i have definitely been enjoying the system so far, its just that i want to explore OC'ing to get a free performance boost
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