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OK this website has many threads, I have the following System. I want to get a very Stable System at about 4.3-4.4Ghz Would love the advice of this awesome colleague website on AMD stuff. smile.gif Thanks all!

  • CPU: AMD FX 8150
  • Motherboard: 990FXA-GD65
  • Memory (1): 16GB 2x8GB Kit DDR3: Patriot Viper Black Mamba 2133Mhz PC3-17000
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair H80
  • Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO & NVIDIA GeForce GT 610


I want to target a very stable machine: Target Stable 4.3Ghz

Does anyone else have this setup of components that can assist, I am a NOB here with overclocking to a degree. But I do own a data recovery company so no dumbo completely.
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OK this website has many threads, I have the following System. I want to get a very Stable System at about 4.3-4.4Ghz Would love the advice of this awesome colleague website on AMD stuff. smile.gif Thanks all!

  • CPU: AMD FX 8150
  • Motherboard: 990FXA-GD65
  • Memory (1): 16GB 2x8GB Kit DDR3: Patriot Viper Black Mamba 2133Mhz PC3-17000
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair H80
  • Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO & NVIDIA GeForce GT 610


I want to target a very stable machine: Target Stable 4.3Ghz

Does anyone else have this setup of components that can assist, I am a NOB here with overclocking to a degree. But I do own a data recovery company so no dumbo completely.

You should be fine with this small overclock, the 8150 does 4.2 anyway on turbo so you should not even be far out of the stock voltage range to achieve your goal. Up to 4.4 the 8150 is not hitting any voltage walls either so with the vcore requirements being small your cooler will also be fine. Have you tested this set up yet including the ram at stock speeds?
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Hey Thanks Ghost!

I am getting lost with the AMD software, Genie, the AMD overdrive, the auto-tune etc.

I need to know where and what the best thing is to go into to properly setup the memory to work right, the overclock to work right etc. Really confused with all the different ways one can go about this. smile.gif Well if you think I can go to like 4.4 or 4.5 safely then I can of course do that.

I wish someone here had the same setup as me and can tell me how they pulled it off.

Thanks again mate!
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Firstly my advice would be to use no software such as overdrive for overclocking, these tend to use more volts than required in my experience, the best way is through the bios. The fx8150 is so easy to overclock, especially to the low target you want you will wonder what the fuss was about. Set up your machine as you would and leave everything stock, download some software as follows for monitoring the system as you go, Hw monitor, for reading your various temps, cpuz to check your ram and clock speeds are as they should be and finally a stress programme called prime 95, you want version 27.9 or later ( works better with bulldozer/vishera) if there is one to test the stability of your overclock. I am not sure 4.5+ will be possible due to the vrm system on your board but am confident you can get 4.3 without too much trouble, it will be dependant of the voltage required.
Edited by Ghost12 - 5/19/13 at 10:45am
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Thanks again Ghost, I have most of those programs to monitor stuff, will get the others.

I guess the question now is who can tell me what parts of bios I need to change 'set' to get these components working with proper settings/values.
  • Bios Settings
  • Memory Settings

Maybe screenshots etc..

Thanks
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Have you tested your set up as is? everything working fine for your use? look in cpuz and report your clock speed and vcore readings, bus speed and rated fsb from the cpu tab then on the memory tab report your dram frequency and ram timings please. A screen shot or 2 of your bios screen would also help as i am not familiar with msi boards, unless someone who is posts in the meantime

Can i also just ask what is your main purpose of your machine? just asking to evaluate the value of the oc in that regard. Meaning if you use for web browsing and light gaming etc then the 8150 should push your gt610 at stock anyway in most games, if rendering or encoding etc then the cpu clock speed will obviously be of value.
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