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Hey, I have the FX 6300 with the Kuhler 920, However I cannot get a good 4.4 overclock on my Mobo Asus M5A78L-M LX V2,
The overclock went fine however the FPS in games dropped from a stead 120 to 20 spikes, I'm new to Overclocking so I need your help. What settings should I change? Whet should be on and off and How to achieve this Overclock to be stable?

Thanks
-quba
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Hey, I have the FX 6300 with the Kuhler 920, However I cannot get a good 4.4 overclock on my Mobo Asus M5A78L-M LX V2,
The overclock went fine however the FPS in games dropped from a stead 120 to 20 spikes, I'm new to Overclocking so I need your help. What settings should I change? Whet should be on and off and How to achieve this Overclock to be stable?

Thanks
-quba

your problem is vrm throttling I suspect. your CPU cooler does not provide air flow for them and they are being overwhelmed at that clock/voltage

you need to either add a fan or passive heatsinks or both.
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your problem is vrm throttling I suspect. your CPU cooler does not provide air flow for them and they are being overwhelmed at that clock/voltage

you need to either add a fan or passive heatsinks or both.
This, airflow won't help though. That board is NOT for overclocking, it has a very weak 3 phase power setup. The cheapest Asus board I'd consider for overclocking a 6-core would be the M5A78L-M/USB3.
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This, airflow won't help though. That board is NOT for overclocking, it has a very weak 3 phase power setup. The cheapest Asus board I'd consider for overclocking a 6-core would be the M5A78L-M/USB3.

ah thats the 3 phase one? yeah, you need a mobo upgrade.
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This, airflow won't help though. That board is NOT for overclocking, it has a very weak 3 phase power setup. The cheapest Asus board I'd consider for overclocking a 6-core would be the M5A78L-M/USB3.

Do you think I can overclock something at this board? I had it run at 4.1 steady before. Is it possible to go any further without upgrading, I'm currently short on $$$ so I'm trying to get something before I upgrade
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What kind of GPU are you using?? I honestly don't know many GPUs that are bottlenecked by this CPU even at stock. If you're spiking in FPS, I would be looking at more of a temperature or graphics driver issue instead of CPU speed.
 
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I have a GTX 470, I'm able to run most games on great FPS, just when I tried to Oc to 4.4 it went down
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Yeah well, the mosfets are DYING which is causing your motherboard to down clock your CPU in order to keep from it burning up.

You don't need the overclock if you're using a 470. Why are you overclocking it anyways? Are you playing at 1028 x 768 or something?
 
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1440x900, I'm buying a new Monitor Full HD soon, and I livestream with this CPU, Overclocking helps me a lot in the encoding speed.
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What CPU voltage are you running. I have mine at 4.6 on air, Xigmatec Aegir with2 fans. Crappy 99fx extreme 3 board but still fine. Use it for flightsimming hasnt gone over 52 yet
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