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Hi guys,
So I'm looking into overclocking but I'm wary of blindly following other people's advice because all setups are slightly different. Also I don't know a lot about it. Here is my current build:

AMD FX-6300 CPU 3.5k MHz, x17.5. (I think this is the standard clock for it, I've messed around a bit in the past.)
Asus 7850 2gb GPU 860MHz core/1200MHz memory clocks.
4gb ram
XP 32 bit

Currently when under load (I.E. 3D gaming) my GPU doesn't go higher than 60C and my CPU doesn't go higher than 55C.

My questions are:

  1. How far can I overclock each piece SAFELY while still seeing a decent improvement in performance?
  2. What is a safe temperature I should not pass? I've been told that 65C is about the cap for my CPU before bad things start to happen.
  3. What is more likely the limiting factor? Because when I upgraded my GPU from a 6700 to this 7850 I didn't notice the performance boost I expected.

If more info is needed let me know.

Thanks guys smile.gif
post #2 of 6
For your CPU, it depends on the cooler. If you are overclocking on the stock cooler, don't go much more than 200MHz higher.
Your GPU on the other hand, can be overclocked quite more. With a little overvolting (don't overvolt beyond 1150mV) you should be able to hit 1200MHz on the core clock. The memory clock should be able to hit 1300MHz without overvolting.
What is your ASIC quality?
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post #3 of 6
Might wanna update your CPU, MoBo and OS.

You will have to spend a little on cooling anyways to get a decent OC, may as well put the cash towards newer gear.

I say this because I assume your current MoBo would not like much of an OC anyways.
What is it? Like an OEM with DDR2?
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Hello,

What is your motherboard and cooler? If you are using a stock cooler then i would not go silly with voltages. In answer to your questions:

1. This depends on your hardware, including your motherboard. Every cpu and gpu are different so results will vary. A maximum vcore of 1.55 volts is reccomended for 24/7 use with the fx 6300. The 7850, if it is using a stock cooler and a reference pcb should be ok between 1.15 and 1.2 volts (obviously depending on the temperatures which i would keep under 80 degrees). 1200mhz on the core clock is a common speed that most people reach so i would try and aim for that. I would not bother raising the memory clock as this has a very small increase in performance. Dont use the overclocking software in the catalyst control centre as this only allows a maximum of 1050mhz on the core clock and does not allow you to increase the voltage. Use MSI afterburner for overclocking and setting fan speeds.

2. The fx 6 cores are safe up to 70 degrees but beyond that and the cpu will probably throttle the speed so it does not become damaged.

3. It depends on the game you play. CPU dependant games will benefit from a faster cpu and graphics bound games will run better on a faster gpu. Games like bf3 multiplayer will benefit from both being faster.

I hope that helped to answer some of your questions. As i siad though, post the name of your motherboard and what cooling you are using and it will be easier to determine as to how far you can go.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by All3n View Post

Might wanna update your CPU, MoBo and OS.

You will have to spend a little on cooling anyways to get a decent OC, may as well put the cash towards newer gear.

I say this because I assume your current MoBo would not like much of an OC anyways.
What is it? Like an OEM with DDR2?
The FX 6300 is a perfectly fine CPU, it could handle a 7970 without bottlenecking.
And there are no AM3+ motherboards that have DDR2 support.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by f0rteOC View Post

The FX 6300 @ 4.8 - 5.0 GHz is a perfectly fine CPU, it could handle a 7970 without bottlenecking.
And there are no AM3+ motherboards that have DDR2 support.

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