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Hi, my names Steve and I'm new to overclock.net. I have been building computers for quite some time now, but mostly just lower end gaming computers. I'm finally tired of building small little throw away pc's and want to start getting into the more active side of things. I have recently purchased a monster of a machine and have done some minor overclocking. I am basically looking for some advice as to my clocks, stability, and any kind of input or advice on general questions about my build. So far I have been able to OC the FSB to 233 RAM at 1864 CPU is only running 6 cores and is at 4.66GHz at 55°C RAM timings are at 10-11-10-30. I'm basically wondering if I can OC my ram any further? Also, Should I try pushing my FSB any further or does that seem like a good value for the clocks I am achieving. Any help or pointing to the right direction would be nice. My system specs are as fallows.

System Specs

CoolerMaster Storm Scout II Mid Tower Case
AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core Processor Running 6 Cores OC to 4.66GHz
Corsair H100i Liquid Cooling System
16GB 2 x 8GB G.Skill Sniper Series 1866MHz RAM @1864MHz
Dual EVGA GeForce GTX680 4GB Classified Edition SLI Enabled Graphics Cards
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 Motherboard
Dual Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD RAID 0 Array
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM HDD
Rosewill Lightning Series 1000W PSU
LG Black Blu-Ray ROM
ASUS VG Series 27” 120MHz 3D Display
Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard
Mad Catz R.A.T.5 Series Gaming Mouse
Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam

Windows Experience Index

Processor Calculations per Second 7.8
Memory Operations per Second 7.9
Graphics Performance Desktop 7.9
Graphics Performance Gaming 7.9
Primary Hard Disk Performance 7.9
post #2 of 15
maybe. Those are some loose timings.
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Oh b0y, looking at this you have a long ways to go why are you only running 6 cores? bit of a waste for an 8350 especially @ 4.66 with that cooler you should be able to hit 4.9-5.0GHz with all 8

Windows index kinda sucks looks like you are on windows 7..

like damric said those timings are very loose

You have the hardware to go far! thumb.gif
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weird my 8350 gives me a score of 8.1
16GB corsair xms3 1333mhz 8.1
you have some timings wrong and your cpu is underperforming for some reason
BTW running win8 x64


Edited by azrael36 - 5/16/13 at 8:33am
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Originally Posted by azrael36 View Post

weird my 8350 gives me a score of 8.1
16GB corsair xms3 1333mhz 8.1
you have some timings wrong and your cpu is underperforming for some reason
BTW running win8 x64


Win 7 locks you down at 7.9 also the only way to get that for cpu is if you have hyper threading windows is optimized for intel
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Wouldn't go by windows score and welcome to overclock thumb.gif
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Win 7 locks you down at 7.9 also the only way to get that for cpu is if you have hyper threading windows is optimized for intel
Wasn't aware that win7 locks you to 7.9, is that for all systems or just amd rigs? isn't everything optimized for intel ? rolleyes.gif no love for the AMD people, just imagine a world without amd, prices would be ridiculously high!
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Wouldn't go by windows score and welcome to overclock thumb.gif
You're right I wouldn't go by the WEI either, but it does give a quick snapshot and overall idea of your system will perform. For instance, I am running an MSI TF III 7950 boost, but yet windows only gives me an 8.1 for graphics? rolleyes.gif an 8.1 for one of the top ATI consumer cards? kookoo.gif
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Wasn't aware that win7 locks you to 7.9, is that for all systems or just amd rigs? isn't everything optimized for intel ? rolleyes.gif no love for the AMD people, just imagine a world without amd, prices would be ridiculously high!
You're right I wouldn't go by the WEI either, but it does give a quick snapshot and overall idea of your system will perform. For instance, I am running an MSI TF III 7950 boost, but yet windows only gives me an 8.1 for graphics? rolleyes.gif an 8.1 for one of the top ATI consumer cards? kookoo.gif

7.9 in win 7 for all hardware across the board. reason why that card is so low is because they have it for 9.9 or something in anticipation for hardware 2-4 years down the road

@OP check out the 83XX club in my sig there is a lot of helpful information UD7 is top notch a grade above my sabertooth
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Quote:
Originally Posted by F3ERS 2 ASH3S View Post

Oh b0y, looking at this you have a long ways to go why are you only running 6 cores? bit of a waste for an 8350 especially @ 4.66 with that cooler you should be able to hit 4.9-5.0GHz with all 8

Windows index kinda sucks looks like you are on windows 7..

like damric said those timings are very loose

You have the hardware to go far! thumb.gif

I'm actually only using 6 cores to keep heat down. Also, I figured I really didn't need to use them at the moment since I am only using this rig for gaming at the moment.
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I also plan on getting a custom water loop soon to keep the heat down. So, I will eventually open all 8.
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