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Hi guys, I'm an amateur computer builder (basically building computers for family and friends); I have finally got my hardware knowledge down pat (acceptable by your standards, I hope) and I'm now looking to OC my rig, without making it explode. =)

This is what I have in my computer right now:

AMD FX-8350 8 Core Processor
ASUS M5A99X EVO Motherboard R2
Corsair Vengeance CML16GX3M4A1600C9B 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3
Corsair Hydro Series H80i CPU Cooler
Gigabyte Radeon HD7850 1GB OC x 2
OCZ Fatal1ty Series 750W Modular

I think that's all of the basics covered. If you need to know about anything else, please look at my rig in my signature.

Basically, I've never gone close to overclocking - but have been informed that the ASUS overclocking software that came with my motherboard is not the greatest; basically I ran it and now my computer is running with the following stats:



Screenshot of this: valid.canardpc.com/2847179

I'm sure that these specs mean that my hardware is running far below what it can run (especially with the RAM ?!).

I've tried reading up on doing this by myself, but I've basically been reading myself into circles; a lot of the advice I have found seems to be along the lines of trial and error - which is all well and fine if I knew what I was doing and what all the different numbers in my Asus Uefi BIOS meant.... but I don't.

Thanks for any and all help I get! <3

~~Vyshia
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It looks like you have Cool n Quiet enabled, if you run some sort of stress benchmark you'll see it go to max speed.
I imagine it would still be using the stock multiplier of 20x, giving you around 4335 MHz (Bus * Multi = Frequency).

I would start out at all stock settings (reload BIOS defaults). Set the CPU/NB and HT ratios to stay at 2000 MHz, and the RAM ratio to stay at 1600 MHz, then start bumping the CPU multiplier by a click or two until it starts becoming unstable (booting into Windows after each change and running some stress tests or benchmarks).

Usually the trick is to isolate each component in the system to find a stable 'max', and then to wrap it up at the end you would coordinate all of these values into a harmonious overclock.
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Everything you'll need to know is here. I have the same CPU and Mobo. I could only get up to 4.615 24/7 stable with turbo core to 4.85. We are kind limited with this board on the OC capabilities. Wish I had an FX instead of X board.
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to avoid potential motherboard instability, stick with the 200MHz bus setting for now when learning how to overclock, and just use the multiplier. you should be able to achieve 4.6GHz [200x23] quiet easily with Vishera. as Beers said, if you have Cool 'n Quiet enabled, the cpu will down clock to keep temps and power consumption low. leave ram at 1600 [800] for now. also, stay away from software overclocking, as I personally have yet to see something reliable. get to know your bios, google each setting if you're confused, pay attention to what you're doing. once you get used to it, the fun will begin wink.gif
    
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X5680@4.8GHz 192x25x1.47v EVGA X58 Classified(E759) EVGA GTX980 Ti SLI @1515/8400 6x4GB GSkill Ripjaws@1540 8-8-8-20-2T-1.55v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force GT 120GB/OS Corsair Force LS 60GB/PAGE Toshiba 4TB/GAMES CPU-EK Supremacy 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
MB-EK FB Classified GPU-EK FC TitanX/Backplates Rad-Swiftech 360mm MCR-320/Pump Rad-Barrow 280mm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Ram-Corsair 2x60mm Resevoir-Barrow 250x50mm Misc-6x120mm/2x140mm/NZXT Sentry,Barrow 3/8 fit... Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Seiki 50'' 3840x2160 30hz Logitech G110 EVGA Supernova G2 1300 Lian Li PC-A77F 
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