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Just a little help OCing a rig

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im a techie guy who has bois OCed before but this has made me question and i dont want to bugger stuff up on guesswork. you should be able to see my rig ive added, thats more or less it, theres a lil more ram in there than it says but meh.
anyways the asus m5a97 pro has its own fancy pants bios which for the most part i understand, when it comes to OCing ive stuck with the 'auto' option which OCs from 3.3 to 4.2 which is decent enough on a 6 core, what im looking at now is getting a swanky new cooler instead of the stock cpu cooler i currently have which should allow me to OC alot more.
essentialy i would like to know how the auto OC works (briefly) will it OC more when its cooled better or does it just standardize the OC.
the other question is what figure could i reach using an enermax ETS-T40-TB with push-pull fans, and which figues in roughly what proportions would i change.... any help is much welcomed. i swear OCing my last rig was a simple 2 figure us by 5 each restart until stress tests max out... any way thanks in advance.
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What cpu are you using ?

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i did make my rig on my profile but its an amd fx6100 on an asus m5a97 MOBO
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Originally Posted by strove View Post

i did make my rig on my profile but its an amd fx6100 on an asus m5a97 MOBO

 

Well if you want to do serious overclocking you'll definitively need an aftermarket cooler. I suggest this one :

 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4950641&CatId=798

 

It's cheap and efficient. 


Then you want to stay away from the Auto feature, it's mostly a gimmick if you want my opinion. 

After that just play with the multiplier and voltage.

 

It's a bad idea to do any voltage increase using the stock cooler because of the extra heat generated.

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To answer your questions.

1. The auto OC option(I assume you mean turbo) is a standardized, but can be set by the user when setting the AMD turbo option from Auto to Manual, you can then choose which Multiplier, and therefore frequency, that your chip will operate at. It does not however, on your 6100, boost according to heat, but rather the workload you CPU is functioning at, as well as the voltage it has to work with. I.E.; While running Prime95, OCCT, IBT Visual Studio C++ or other well threaded applications, that push your CPU.

2. The cooler you choose will be dependent on how high you will be able to manually increase the voltage, which will allow you to change the Frequency higher as well. The cooler you have displayed an interest in seems quite adequate to push the voltage to the 1.45v-1.5v while being at the 62C max temperature, I say voltage because I can not guarantee what Frequency that may get you to. I.E.; I have a stable overclock at 4715mhz@1.536v 54C, even if I push it to 1.62v(max temperature) I still can not get 4.8 stable.

If you have any further questions post them here or PM me if you like.
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GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
MSI 7970 G. Skill Trident X OCZ Vertex 4  Seagate ST1500 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS x24 DVD Writer/Reader Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultimate Dynex 24" 1080p LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsft P/2 crap Corsair CX600 NZXT Phantom 410 Razer Death Adder 
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7.1 Channel 700W reciever 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-3820 Rampage IV Gene MSI TwinFrozr 3 7970 Gigabyte Windforce x3 R9 280X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Trident X Seagate 1.5TB OCZ Vertex 4 Western Digital Green 
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ASUS 24x DVD writer/reader Hydro H70 CORE Windows Ultimate BenQ GL2450 
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nope that pretty much covers it, its ll trial and error from here, ive seen people OCing the same prossessor to 6.4ghz on average watercooling so i think i could reach the 5.0-5.5 mark. thanks for the info...

and in response to splinter i did mention the enermax on my original post, perhaps reading to see that i had put my specs on a rig on my profile and that i already have a cooler in mind... anyways the one ive mentioned has very high ratings and is only 4-7 degrees warmer than a fairly high end watercooled one, not to mention sticking a second fan on it for push pull airflow...

anyway thats pretty much rapped up, if any one stumbles across this who has OCed the same CPU let me know where you get to...
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