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OCing FX-8350 on Gigabyte 970 board

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Hi all,

My local pc store had a good special on FX-8350's so i decided to upgrade from my FX-6100. I didn't have much trouble OCing that CPU (from what i can remember), but when I try and overclock the FX-8350 it blue screens continuously.. unless i barely move the multiplier (to 4.2 GHz or something)
So I decided I'd just look up all the youtube video guides/various guides around but everyones using at least a 990 chipset, but I'm using a Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 Rev 1.1, latest BIOS. However it's still an older style BIOS with M.I.T Tweaker or whatever it's called, so I couldn't really follow the exact settings accordingly. I was wondering if anyone has OC'd this CPU with this board or similar and what settings you used?

I would just upgrade the board but really don't want to re install windows just yet..

For reference I was increasing the voltage by +0.5 (for a start), tried increasing the CPU multiplier, the HT multiplier, the NB multiplier and the CPU clock frequency. I tried increasing them differently a little bit at a time or sometimes multiples of.
I mainly wanted to increase the bus speed over 200 Mhz.
I have disabled all the extra perfomance boosts/ cool and quiet stuff.

Anyone have any ideas?
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start with upping the multiplier and voltage disable powersaving features and turbo when testing with Prime95 or Intelburn test enable powersaving features them when you found a stable overclock.
make sure your ram is not being overclocked while upping the HT NB multiplier. you could start FSB overclocking later if you want higher turbo core or so.
also since your board dousnt have decent VRM cooling it could be well worth it to spend a few bucks and install your own aftermarket heatsinks.
you should keep those temps in check there, and dous your board support some more advanced features like load line calibration? if it dousnt you might need higher voltages off the thing already. Keep in mind this is a 4+1 Phase design board thus it dousnt support really high voltages and frequenties and might even suffer from load line instability. however with some VRM cooling you likely get a much better result. Thus dont expact a 5GHZ barrier breaking overclock on this board. however you might be able to hit around 4.5 with the right tweaking and cooling.
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Originally Posted by bnwmuppet View Post

Hi all,

My local pc store had a good special on FX-8350's so i decided to upgrade from my FX-6100. I didn't have much trouble OCing that CPU (from what i can remember), but when I try and overclock the FX-8350 it blue screens continuously.. unless i barely move the multiplier (to 4.2 GHz or something)
So I decided I'd just look up all the youtube video guides/various guides around but everyones using at least a 990 chipset, but I'm using a Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 Rev 1.1, latest BIOS. However it's still an older style BIOS with M.I.T Tweaker or whatever it's called, so I couldn't really follow the exact settings accordingly. I was wondering if anyone has OC'd this CPU with this board or similar and what settings you used?

I would just upgrade the board but really don't want to re install windows just yet..

For reference I was increasing the voltage by +0.5 (for a start), tried increasing the CPU multiplier, the HT multiplier, the NB multiplier and the CPU clock frequency. I tried increasing them differently a little bit at a time or sometimes multiples of.
I mainly wanted to increase the bus speed over 200 Mhz.
I have disabled all the extra perfomance boosts/ cool and quiet stuff.

Anyone have any ideas?
Is your cpu throttling? Disable cool and quiet. Start up p95 and check if your cpu downclocks using cpu z.
Jay
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
1TB Western Digital 500GB Seagate Barracuda Noctua NH-D15S Windows 8.1 
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Asus MG279Q Fressync OCZ ZS 650 Watt PSU Dragonwar ELE-G9 Dragonwar 
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