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Questions about overclockling cpu?
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AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo)

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SAPPHIRE 100355L Radeon HD 7850 2GB

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO

im extremely new at overclocking im not sure if i should use Bios or a program like amd overdrive

from what i understand so far i just increases multiplier while watching heat and increase voltage as i go

is my cooler good enough to OC?

how easy is it to ruin my CPU? ( i do not have any money to buy a new one)

is my psu good enough?

im mostly wanting to OC to get better performance out of planet side 2 and other games that are cpu heavy
will it be worth it
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Always use Bios to set your desired 24/7 overclock. Now you can use AMD Overdrive to play around with your chip and other settings to try to find some stable ground, so you dont have to go and reset every time you want to change a setting. But once you find the settings you want to stay on make the appropriate changes in the Bios.

its a 95W TDP CPU so even if you have a decent Mobo with 4+1 VRMS and a so so power supply a decent overclock should be very realistic.

I would try to aim for around 4.0GHz-4.2GHz with your equipment. The UD3 is not a bad board and should easily pull that, and that Hyper 212 is a pretty decent air cooler.

Here are some general guide lines to follow.
-Try to always stay bellow 60* C, max is around 70* but in reality you should try to never go above 60*.
-Most people tell you to stick to multiplier only overclocking (I on the other hand like to play around with both the multiplier and Ref Clock)
-Turn Cool & Quiet off, enable LLC (load line calibration), turn off Spread Spectrum, and turn Turbo Core Off as well
- Never go above 1.6 Vcore, 1.55 maybe too high for air cooling as well, but unless you try to push your voltages 1.6 or higher you should not worry about burning anything or damaging the chip.

a multiplier of 20x200 will give a 4.0GHz clock which should be easy to get to with around 1.4vcore, you might also have to up the vcore on CPU NB as well to get it stable.

Play with the settings a little bit and you will get a better understanding of what your Chip and Motherboard can handle.

You will definitely see some gains with Planet Side 2 and some OCing, especially in when you get to Memory OCing, as Planet Side 2 is very very ram heavy.
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Thsnk you very much. You have eased my mind im testing with overdrive first but the tests are saying 45c at 21x which is 4200mhz. I downloaded prime95 to test afterwards.
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for some reason cpu-z is saying my mulitiplier is jumping from x15 to x21 during stress test and not. i turned off cool and quite, LLC had auto regular and turbo options so i left on auto, i couldnt find spread spectrum, and i couldnt find turbo core i only saw like core boost or something like that so i turned that off. could any of that be the problem
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I experienced this as well with a lower end Gigabyte board and an FX6300, even when I turned cool and quite off in the bios it was still enabled in OS. Only work around I know of (and I havent searched much) is to go into AMD Overdrive Enable Turbo Core through there, and then disable it. This will bring your clocks back to base, where ever they are set, and allow you to stress them to check for stability.

Once you reach your preferred and stable clock speed, an always on Cool & Quiet is nothing to worry about it, in actually a good thing it will give you lower idle temps. The only issue is as the multiplier drops so does the vcore, which can sometimes cause problems in an OCed environment.

You have a pretty decent motherboard, and good cooling.

Push that chip further if you can, aim for 4.4GHz which is known to be a sweet spot for the piledrivers, usually after 4.4GHz its takes a lot of volts to stay stable, most people on here running an FX at 5GHz are on water.
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i figured out it was C6 or something like that that i had to disable

i got my OC to 4429MHz at 1.376v

i did prime 95 as well as multiple other burn tests to make sure it was stable

at full load it dosnt go past 56c
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i figured out it was C6 or something like that that i had to disable

i got my OC to 4429MHz at 1.376v

i did prime 95 as well as multiple other burn tests to make sure it was stable

at full load it dosnt go past 56c

hell yeah thats something I am going to have to remember next time I play with a piledriver.

Thats a mighty good overclock you got there, at those volts and you may even have some more wiggle room to push higher.

but you already achieved a 1.2GHz overclock from stock base clocks, thats nothing to smirk at. GJ

After you reach to where you think you want to be at, crank your fans up and run Prime for 24 hours, and yes 24 hours non-stop is necessary it needs that long to run every single test.

Some People say its excessive to run for that long, but there have been many times for me where I would fail, 6, 10, 14, hours i. While some would say that would probably never effect real world use stability, I disagree.


Now you can look into OCing your memory, maybe even your video card, to push every ounce of performance out of your system.

After that a faster storage solution is also something to consider. SSD System Drive + Raid 0 array for your libraries and your computer will be much much faster at everything you do.

Currently if you are running a single platter drive as system drive, even at SATA3, that alone is your biggest bottleneck.
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What is the dangerous voltage for fx-6300? I have a Silverstone Heligon HE-01 cooler rolleyes.gif and Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 mobo. I want to overclock, but i dont know what voltage kills the cpu. /Sorry my bad english/
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