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Overclocking FX-8320 to standard turbo Ghz

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'Sup Overclock community,

I've recently bought an AMD FX-8320 processor and an ASRock 970 Extreme3 motherboard with a Zalman CNPS10x Performa CPU cooler.
Now I want to overclock the FX-8320 to 4Ghz with the turbo mode disabled or having it 4.4Ghz. I did some research, but it seems to me that every website is saying different things. Website X says that the max OC for the ASROCK motherboard in combination with the FX-8320 is 4Ghz because of the "4+1-structure" (not powerful enough) and on website Y I read different recommended voltages every split-second.

My question is:
1. Can I overclock the processor to 4Ghz on stock voltage with the turbo mode off and if so: what should my voltage be? (I've read 1.375V multiple times)
2. Is it possible for me, with the combination of my motherboard and processor, to overclock to 4Ghz with the turbo mode on, setting it to 4.4Ghz? Will it decrease the lifespan of my processor/motherboard?

I have a Cooler Master Silent ProM 600W PSU and a HD6950 2GB flashed to a HD6970 (I will probably overclock my GPU too in time).

Thanks in advance!
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'Sup Overclock community,

I've recently bought an AMD FX-8320 processor and an ASRock 970 Extreme3 motherboard with a Zalman CNPS10x Performa CPU cooler.
Now I want to overclock the FX-8320 to 4Ghz with the turbo mode disabled or having it 4.4Ghz. I did some research, but it seems to me that every website is saying different things. Website X says that the max OC for the ASROCK motherboard in combination with the FX-8320 is 4Ghz because of the "4+1-structure" (not powerful enough) and on website Y I read different recommended voltages every split-second.

My question is:
1. Can I overclock the processor to 4Ghz on stock voltage with the turbo mode off and if so: what should my voltage be? (I've read 1.375V multiple times)
2. Is it possible for me, with the combination of my motherboard and processor, to overclock to 4Ghz with the turbo mode on, setting it to 4.4Ghz? Will it decrease the lifespan of my processor/motherboard?

I have a Cooler Master Silent ProM 600W PSU and a HD6950 2GB flashed to a HD6970 (I will probably overclock my GPU too in time).

Thanks in advance!

Hey:
1. I'm not sure you will be able to reach 4.4 because of the frankly annoyingly high voltage that will be needed. I'm stuck on 4.4 with my 8320 @ 1.44v and that's with a 6+2 mobo. With my old phenom that was a 126 watt chip and my old 4+1 board I could only up my clocks from 3.2 to 3.4 without crashing. You can certainly give it a shot but I would try it with lowering the voltage when you try and get to 4.0, a lot of the 8320's are just 8350's with lowered clocks and 8350's operate at a lower voltage than 8320's. (8320 voltage is 1.375 and 8350 is somewhere around 1.3)

2. The odds are your motherboard will die before the processor. However I can't really see turbo to 4.4 working well on a 4+1 motherboard. Personally, I think you bay be stuck at stock clocks until you get a better motherboard or do what I said above. (OC and lower voltage)
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Hey, thanks for your reply!

Why can't my motherboard handle the 4Ghz OC without turbo mode if it can handle the 4Ghz turbo mode when stock clocks are applied?
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Well when you OC it creates a bigger energy need by the CPU. 4+1 boards can't always satisfy that need. My best guess based upon my experience with a 4+1 board and a 126 watt phenom CPU (the 8320 is a 125 watt part) is that your OCing ability will be severely limited. But if you don't believe me you can ask over at the 8320/8350 club thread, there's some smart guys over there.
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